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Trauma/PTSD


Have You Experienced a Traumatic Event That Continues to Haunt You?

Do You Have Difficulty Sleeping?

Do You Live in Fear?

Are You Constantly Experiencing Flashbacks or Nightmares?

If you have experienced trauma, or if you suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, you can benefit significantly from therapy with a licensed mental health professional. Trauma is generally known as a distressing situation in which you feel severely threatened physically, emotionally, or psychologically. As a result of its intensity, trauma can have a significant impact on your life. While most of us experience trauma in our lives at one time or another, most of us recover from it eventually and continue with our lives.

trauma

Trauma Can Result from Many Things:

 Car Crashes

Death

Unexpected medical scares (such as a heart attack or stroke)

Acts of War

Criminal Acts

Natural Disaster

Neglect or Abuse

Sexual Assault

Trauma can result from neglect, abuse, a car accident, a nonconsensual sexual act, the death of a loved one, being in a war, witnessing or being involved in a criminal attack, or a natural disaster. If you have been deeply impacted by trauma and the effects are continuing to haunt you, help is available. Those who have long-term effects from trauma can suffer from post-traumatic stress long after the event including confusion, sleeplessness, heightened sensitivity to triggers, emotional pain, anxiety, and fear.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Can Be Treated
We Can Help You Work to Leave These Difficult Experiences in Your Past.

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress (PTSD), it is a psychological reaction that resulted from a physically threatening and stressful situation that has impacted you

significantly. Long after the danger has passed, those who have PTSD may be still be paranoid, fearful and anxious.
Many military war veterans have been diagnosed with PTSD. PTSD was first recognized as an official condition by the American Psychiatric Association after being lobbied to do so by the Vietnam Veterans Working Group in support of Vietnam Veterans who were suffering from the disorder after having served in the war. Before it was incorporated into the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, it was often referred to as shell shock or battle fatigue.

PTSD Symptoms

There are several symptoms associated with PTSD. If a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic or physically threatening event or has learned that a traumatic event happened to a close family member or friend, an individual may have PTSD if they display any of these specific symptoms for at least 1 month.

 Avoiding specific locations, situations, sights, or sounds that remind you of           the event

Anxiety

Depression

Isolation

Guilt or numbness

Intrusive thoughts or flashbacks

Irritability or anger

Reckless or aggressive behavior

Sleep disturbances

Loss of interest in enjoyable activities

Difficulty remembering details of the event

Behavior and habit change since the traumatic event

Therapy is an Effective Treatment Option

The most effective treatment for healing from the after effects of trauma is specific trauma informed therapy. Counseling or therapy will help you regain control of your feelings, understand and make sense of your experiences, and develop ways to stay safe. You will also learn how to incorporate coping skills and feel more comfortable telling your trauma narrative. Your counselor or therapist can also help you connect with support and resources that have proven to be beneficial. Even years after a traumatic event you can effectively heal with the help of a qualified therapist.

Take the First Step in Regaining Control of Your Life

Contact Rocky Mountain Counseling today by calling (720) 252-0345 to schedule an appointment. We can help you overcome your traumatic experience and regain control of your emotions and your life. PTSD is treatable, and we are ready to help you take that next step in regaining your strength!

Caring, compassionate trauma counselors are waiting to help you take the next step forward so you can leave the turmoil behind you. We look forward to supporting you through your healing process.

Meet our Team

Cory Reid-Vanas,
MA LMFT

Therapist Coach Consultant, Founder of RM3C

Cory earned his Master’s degree in Couples and Family Therapy from the University of Colorado Denver. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Colorado and a Colorado State Child & Family Investigator. Cory was born and raised in upstate New York and has been living in the western United States for over ten years. He is an avid outdoors-man and enjoys spending time on his bicycle, growing organic vegetables and exploring the natural world.

With over ten years of experience working with individuals, youth, couples and families, Cory has worked diligently to empower his clients to effectively navigate difficult moments in their lives. He guides his clients in developing healthy coping skills and gaining a deeper understanding of the connection between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Each individual and family is considered the expert of their own lives and will participate in a collaboration with Cory to understand needs, establish specific goals, develop healthy choices, and create purpose.

Growth happens through accessing strengths to tackle barriers and establish strategies for successful living. Cory believes that people who are given the opportunity to learn, practice and integrate effective strategies for working through challenges and celebrating success can positively participate and develop healthy relationships with their family, social circles, and communities. Cory is dedicated and inspired by his clients.

Cory Reid-Vanas, <br>MA LMFT

Cory Reid-Vanas,
MA LMFT

Therapist Coach Consultant, Founder of RM3C

Hinde Newton,
MS LPC

Independent Contract Therapist

Hinde earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College in Pennsylvania in 2004. She has been living and practicing psychology in Colorado since 2007 when she became a Licensed Professional Counselor. Hinde enjoys doing yoga, hiking, biking, snowshoeing, gardening, writing, and exploring the beauty of Colorado’s mountains.

Hinde has over a decade of experience working with families, children, and adolescents. She believes it is important to meet clients where they are and to act as a guide in helping them access their strengths and develop their positive coping skills. Hinde has worked most recently, for the last five years, as a therapist in an elementary school where she had the privilege of helping children and families manage emotions safely and learn to communicate effectively and support each other.

Hinde also has 5 years of experience working in residential and day treatment settings with adolescents. Hinde has a unique ability to gain the trust of adolescents who, due to their past experiences, have a difficult time opening up to adults in their lives.

Hinde will provide a safe, caring, nonjudgmental relationship for her clients so that they can become fully actualized and achieve their treatment goals in a timely manner. Hinde specializes in working with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma, and can also work with adults who are feeling trapped in negative patterns of thinking and behavior. She looks forward to helping you achieve your goals.

Hinde Newton, <br>MS LPC

Hinde Newton,
MS LPC

Independent Contract Therapist

Hannah Lacaire,
MA LPC

Independent Contract Therapist

Hannah earned her Master’s Degree in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. She was born in Massachusetts and has been living in Colorado for two years. Hannah enjoys being active, including exploring the mountains, skiing, and playing basketball. She is currently a licensed professional counselor in the State of Colorado.

Hannah has been working with children and adolescents for seven years, beginning her clinical work in emergency facilities and group home settings where she refined various crisis support plans and assessments.

She has transitioned her career into more community based settings, such as outpatient and in-home therapy over the past two years. Hannah has enjoyed helping others maintain stability within the community successfully, and out of other restrictive living environments.

Hannah believes that when an individual is provided with the proper tools to understand and cope with their experiences, these internal resources can then be applied not only in the moment, but for a lifetime. It is important for people to be aware of their strengths, potential, and positive attributes in order to achieve short and long-terms goals successfully. Hannah is committed in helping others recognize these strengths and reach desired goals by collaborating with individuals and their external supports.

Hannah Lacaire, <br>MA LPC

Hannah Lacaire,
MA LPC

Independent Contract Therapist

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