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It may involve physical harm or the threat of physical harm, severe psychological shock, exposure to trauma involving death or the threat of death, or sexual violence, either experiencing it or witnessing it.
Symptoms frequently involve disturbance of sleep and constant vivid recall of the experience, with dulled responses to others and to the outside world.
Supporting life changes that lift the depression is critical to a successful outcome, and the use of medication in conjunction with psychotherapy is often the best combination for success.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) involves a condition of persistent mental and emotional stress or anxiety occurring as a result of a terrifying ordeal.
There is evidence that depression is a mental illness caused by an imbalance in chemistry.
Depression is not the normal mood fluctuation that often goes with everyday living, it is a persistent low mood and aversion to activity, commonly characterized by sadness, loss of energy and interest, sleeping issues, thoughts of suicide, feelings of worthlessness.
Our therapists will identify the symptoms, the medical history, substance use and abuse, medications, mood changes, behaviour changes, and thought processes that go with an individual’s depression.
Attention can be given to change the negative thoughts through the use of cognitive behavioural therapy as well as other approaches such as EMDR Trauma therapy.
Addiction is the persistent practice, or use of a substance, despite problems related to that practice or use, caused by a habitual psychological or physiological need which is beyond voluntary control.
Our process is to listen and tailor-make our therapy program to each individual’s needs.
We draw on a variety of recognized clinical techniques together with highly effective methods developed by the team at Phoenix Rises.
Anxiety is an umbrella term for several disorders that cause nervousness, apprehension, fear and worry.
These disorders can affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest in real physical symptoms – typically with compulsive behaviour or even panic attacks. Our trained mental health professionals help people by talking through strategies for understanding and dealing with their specific disorder.