Counseling Services

 

When Might Counseling be Helpful?

Experiencing one or more of the following signs of distress may significantly impair your ability to enjoy activities, perform to your academic potential and fully engage in family and intimate relationships.   The earlier you seek the help of a professional, the more likely it will be that you will resolve the issues that are interfering with your performance.

  • Acting or feeling as if a past traumatic event was happening in the moment
  • Recurring and intrusive memories and/or dreams of combat
  • Intense distress in response to cues that symbolize or resemble some aspect of combat
  • Avoidance of anything associated with war-zone experience
  • Diminished interest to participate in important or previously enjoyed activities
  • Feeling emotionally distant, detached, and/or estranged from others
  • Difficulty having or expressing a full range of emotions
  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Suicidal thoughts, feelings, or behavior
  • Frequesnt experiences of irritability, anger, and/or rage
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Hypervigilance and being easily startled by noises and movements
  • Abuse of alcohol and drugs
  • Persistent difficulties with authority
  • Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness
  • Guilt or anger at oneself for being unable to prevent the death of others or committing a perceived error that resulted in harm or death
  • Feelings of paranoia without any real evidence that others have bad motives
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