Deanna Goldner is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) who helps patients work through psychological issues. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is one of her specialties. PTSD is a debilitating mental disorder caused by exposure to a single emotionally and/or physically traumatic event or by being subjected to ongoing traumatic events. It can occur at any stage of life, with women about twice as likely as men to develop the disorder. At any given time, about 7 percent of people in the United States are affected by it.
PTSD may be the result of experiencing or bearing witness to violence, abuse, natural disasters, accidents or illness. While its symptoms usually appear within the first three months of the trauma, it might take several months or even years for it to surface.
Those affected by it suffer emotional, mental and physical distress when faced with reminders and memories of their trauma. They may experience reliving the event, along with the associated pain and fear that it originally produced. Indications of PTSD may include intrusive thoughts, emotional numbing, social withdrawal, hypervigilance, and other behavioral and cognitive changes.
Not every person exposed to trauma develops PTSD. Some people may recover after several months, while others develop symptoms. Left untreated, it can be detrimental to a person’s overall well-being and lead to continued emotional suffering, persistent negative behavior, physical ailments and substance abuse, as well as other mental health disorders.
Deanna Goldner is a skilled counselor who is devoted to the care and comfort of every patient. If you believe you would benefit from seeing her for PTSD or any other kind of psychological counseling, please don’t hesitate to call her at 704-802-9127.