Healing from Trauma with Brian Goldstein, LMFT

Are you or someone you care about grappling with the aftermath of a traumatic event?

Do you find yourself struggling with persistent anxiety, fear, and a sense of helplessness in the face of overwhelming thoughts and emotions?

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), commonly known as PTSD, is a mental health condition that can affect individuals who have experienced or witnessed traumatic events. These events can range from natural disasters and acts of terror to accidents, assaults, or other violent incidents.

PTSD doesn't discriminate – it can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or background. It's essential to recognize that PTSD is not limited to veterans; it can impact individuals from all walks of life. Statistically, women are twice as likely to experience PTSD as men.

Recognizing the Symptoms:

People facing PTSD often find themselves caught in the grip of intense emotions and intrusive thoughts linked to their traumatic experiences. These distressing feelings can persist long after the traumatic incident itself. It's not uncommon for individuals with PTSD to relive the traumatic event through distressing flashbacks and nightmares.

People with PTSD often grapple with overwhelming emotions like fear, anger, sadness, and a pervasive sense of detachment from their loved ones and communities. They may go to great lengths to avoid triggers that remind them of their traumatic experiences. Seemingly innocuous sounds or everyday situations, such as a loud noise or a crowded space, can trigger strong and uncontrollable reactions.

The Path to Healing:

Fortunately, there are various effective treatments available to help individuals overcome the challenges of PTSD. Three specific therapeutic approaches have garnered significant research-based evidence for their success in treating PTSD:

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: This approach focuses on the connection between the body and mind in healing trauma. It helps individuals address how trauma is stored in the body and empowers them to release and process these physical and emotional sensations.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR):  EMDR employs bilateral sensory input, such as side-to-side eye movements, to stimulate the brain's processing of complex thoughts, memories, and emotions related to the trauma.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): This form of talk therapy explores the interconnectedness of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The objective of a CBT therapist is to empower clients with PTSD to regain a sense of hope and control over their thoughts and actions.

How Brian Goldstein, LMFT Can Help:

If you or someone you care about is grappling with PTSD and seeking a path toward healing, Brian Goldstein, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), is here to offer support and guidance. Brian is a compassionate and highly skilled therapist dedicated to helping individuals overcome the challenges of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and regain control over their lives through:

  • Tailored Treatment Plans: Brian understands that everyone's experience with PTSD is unique. He takes the time to assess your specific needs, challenges, and goals to create a personalized treatment plan just for you.
  • Evidence-Based Therapies: Brian is well-versed in proven therapeutic modalities, including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). He collaborates with you to determine the most effective approach for your recovery.
  • Emotional Support: Dealing with PTSD can be emotionally overwhelming. Brian provides a safe and empathetic space to express your feelings and thoughts. He actively listens, validates your experiences, and offers guidance in managing intense emotions.
  • Skill-Building: In therapy sessions with Brian, you'll learn practical coping skills and strategies to manage PTSD symptoms. These skills can include stress reduction techniques, emotion regulation, and methods to address triggers and intrusive thoughts.
  • Trauma Processing: Brian specializes in helping you safely revisit and reprocess traumatic memories and emotions. Techniques like EMDR and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy are used to reduce emotional distress and facilitate healing.
  • Empowerment and Resilience: Brian's approach empowers you to regain control over your life. He helps you develop resilience, rebuild self-confidence, and positively manage your thoughts and behaviors.
  • Holistic Well-Being: Brian understands that healing from PTSD involves considering physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of your well-being. He encourages a holistic approach to promote overall health and recovery.
  • Ongoing Support: Recovery from PTSD is a journey, and Brian provides ongoing support throughout your therapeutic process. Milestones are set, progress is tracked, and adjustments are made to your treatment plan as needed.

"Hello, I'm Brian Goldstein, and on your healing journey from trauma, you're never alone. I'm deeply committed to your well-being, whether you're personally affected by trauma or seeking help for a loved one. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), I offer clinical and steadfast support. Let's work together towards a brighter future. Please reach out when you're ready. Your well-being is my top priority. Thank you for considering me as a companion on your healing journey."