Crisis Counseling & PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and Crisis Counseling

Along with combat, natural disasters, and terrorism, major life changes like job loss, divorce, and loss of loved ones can also result in PTSD symptoms. I received Advanced Certification from the International Critical Incident Foundation in 1998 and have responded to over 450 critical incidents around the United States. With over 25 years of trauma experience, my approach to crisis counseling focuses on recovery and returning to normalcy without reliving the traumatic event.

PTSD symptoms

If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, it’s important to seek help. Ideally, you should start this process within the first 72 hours after the traumatic event, but it is never too late. With the right support, you can work through your trauma and return to a sense of normalcy. It is important to understand that Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) does not become a ‘disorder’ (PTSD) until these symptoms have persisted for more than 3 months.

Crisis and PTSD Resources

PTSD information from the Veterans Administration – Videos, articles and resources relating to PTSD

National Institute on Health – Coping with Traumatic Events

National Institute on Mental Health – Information on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Symptoms and treatment

Helping Children and Teens with Trauma – How to help kids cope with traumatic events

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) – Jonathan is recognized by the ICISF as an Advanced CISD/CISM professional

Wounded Warrior Project – Information for veterans on healing the emotional wounds of traumatic stress

National Suicide Prevention LifeLine Live Chat – 1-800-273-8255 is the 24/7 hotline

(512) 472-HELP – 24/7 Texas Crisis Line

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Jonathan F. Anderson, LPC-s has worked in the helping profession since he started college in 1990. After completing his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas, Austin in 1994, he attended the highly-regarded University of Minnesota to earn his Master’s degree in 1997. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is recognized as a Board Approved Supervisor by the State of Texas Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Jonathan has completed Level-2 of the Gottman Method of Couples Counseling, and in 1998 received training by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation in Advanced Critical Incident Stress Management & Debriefing. To learn more about Jonathan’s practice, click here: Jonathan F. Anderson, LPC-s.