There are unique threats facing military families due to the very nature of their honorable service. These factors make it extremely difficult to sustain marriage and family relationships. The tendency to bring home the regimental nature of work often interferes with the member's ability to be sensitive to the emotional needs of spouse and children, and children often react to authoritative parenting styles with rebellion and other behavioral problems.
Cissy, (Certified Clinical Traumatologist and Registered Provider for Veterans) have training and experience in the assessment and treatment of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in Veterans.
During our lifetime, whether as First Responders, Military personnel or Civilian, some of us experience one or more event that will shake up our sense of the world. Some people can get through traumatic experiences without major set backs while others could develop a condition called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
PTSD is a psychological response to the experience of intense traumatic events, and the response could range from intense fear to a feeling of helplessness. For military veterans the condition may arise out of combat duties such as being in a war zone or participating in a peacekeeping mission under difficult and stressful conditions. For civilians, the trauma can come from experiences ranging from physical or sexual assault to natural disasters.
The symptoms of PTSD are primarily divided into three main category; they are: Intrusive symptoms, Avoidance and numbing symptoms and Arousal symptoms.
Cissy has 30 years of experience in helping those who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress to recover. Cissy is a certified clinical traumatologist and a compassion fatigue specialist..
Cissy received her certification as a specialist in Clinical Traumatology and Compassion Fatigue from the Canadian Institute of Traumatology, in Toronto, Ontario, in May of 2010.
The specialty include specialized training in assessment, stabilization and recovery, treatment modalities and approaches including relaxation techniques, cognitive behavioral therapies (to mention a few) and the significance of exploring the spiritual dimension to find meaning and connection.
Appointments can be specially arranged for Cissy to make home visits if the person concerned either refuses or is too ashamed to seek therapy outside the privacy of their home or is not able to travel to the office (the elderly, sick or the busy)