First Responders & Military
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
People with PTSD often relive the trauma through nightmares or intrusive daytime memories. They may also experience depressive symptoms, sleep disturbances, emotional detachment, or being easily startled. They may lose motivation, disengaging from previous activities and friends. They may feel angry and irritable, as well as easily triggered by experiences that they relate back to the trauma event.
PTSD is diagnosed only if the symptoms last more than a month. In those who do have PTSD, symptoms usually begin within 3 months of the trauma, and the course of the illness varies. Some people recover within 6 months, others have symptoms that last much longer. In some cases, the condition may be chronic. Occasionally, the illness doesn’t show up until years after the traumatic event.
At Associates Counselling, we have the capacity to assess and make recommendations with regards to a personal treatment plan. Call to set up an initial appointment with one of our treatment specialists.
Substance Abuse and Addiction
A skilled and trained counsellor, working in conjunction with other resources and multidisciplinary team members, can form a trusting and effective relationship with persons suffering addictions. They can assist the person and their family in dealing with such issues as denial, cravings, recovery, relationship repair, relapse prevention, spirituality, and eventual freedom from addictions.
At Associates Counselling, we have the capacity to assess and make recommendations with regards to a personal treatment plan.
Counsellors with this Specialty
We are proud to offer a diverse and experienced team of counsellors. Whether you require the services of a psychologist or social worker, we have someone ready to help.