Individual Counseling: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event, such as people who have been through a physical or sexual assault, abuse, accident, disaster, or many other serious events.  Terri Clinton Dichiser Overland Park Kansas is available for individual counseling for PTSD.

It’s natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation. Fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to help defend against danger or to avoid it. This “fight-or-flight” response is a typical reaction meant to protect a person from harm. Nearly everyone will experience a range of reactions after trauma, yet most people recover from initial symptoms naturally. Those who continue to experience problems may be diagnosed with PTSD.


Symptoms usually appear within three months of the traumatic event and can include but are not limited to: re-experiencing at least one symptom; at least one avoidance system; and at least two arousal and reactivity symptoms. Flashbacks—reliving the trauma over and over, including physical symptoms like a racing heart or sweating, bad dreams, and frightening thoughts. Re-experiencing symptoms may cause problems in a person’s everyday routine. The symptoms can start from the person’s own thoughts and feelings. Words, objects, or situations that are reminders of the event can also trigger re-experiencing symptoms.  Terri Clinton Dichiser Overland Park Kansas can address these symptoms in a one-on-one setting.

Healing and understanding go together and most of life’s issue can be managed and maintained through a consistent, commitment to YOU, believes Terri Clinton Dichiser Overland Park Kansas. She will guide you into a better understanding and possibly a different perspective on your life’s circumstances.

Terri Clinton Dichiser, located in Overland Park Kansas, offers 15 years of counseling experience and more than 22 years of individual and family counseling. This extensive experience is instrumental in guiding clients to new ways of coping with life problems and finding constructive ways to deal with situations that seem beyond control.

Terri Clinton Dichiser Overland Park Kansas recommends the book Waking the Tiger:  Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine for more information on PTSD.