Post-Traumatic Stress disorder is an anxiety disorder that is traditionally known to affect veterans. However, recent research has shown that post-traumatic stress can develop in people who have experienced traumatic events such as: a witnessing a crime, witnessing a death, witnessing or being involved in an accident or natural disaster, experiencing rape or physical assault, and/or experiencing abuse or witnessing abuse. Symptoms of post-traumatic stress may include: flashbacks and nightmares, avoiding anything that reminds them of the trauma, intense and disturbing thoughts long after the event, feeling detached, feeling angry or irritable, and having intense feelings of anxiety or depression. Psychotherapy is extremely effective in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder because it helps the individual process their trauma and better understand how the trauma is continuing to affect their lives. A PeaceTree therapist can help you develop coping mechanisms that can help you better manage your symptoms of the disorder and instill hope for your future. To request a new patient appointment click here .