Danielle WayneLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, LISW
I specialize in working with millennial professionals who look like they have their shit together, but are overwhelmed by anxiety.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a traumatic, scary or dangerous event. PTSD can be caused by either witnessing or experiencing the trauma. Events that sometimes trigger PTSD include everything from sexual assault, war, and violence, to car accidents or other incidents that could cause loss of life. It is not at all uncommon for people who go through something traumatic to have temporary difficulty coping and acute symptoms, but with time, they usually get better. However, if the symptoms last longer than a month, get worse rather than better and affect your ability to function, you may be suffering from PTSD. Symptoms of PTSD may include severe anxiety, anger, nightmares, trouble sleeping, flashbacks to the event, frightening thoughts, avoidance of situations or places, feeling on edge and/or being easily startled. If you think you may be experiencing PTSD, reach out to one of TherapyDen’s specialists today to get help.
Are you queer? Do you have a queer family member, partner, or kid? I provide queer & gender-affirming mental health care, WPATH-based psychosocial evaluations & letters of support, & mental health support to individuals, couples, parents, and families like yours who are often navigating confusing & less than accepting social & care scenarios. Have you experienced trauma? Unfortunately, queer people are more likely to have trauma. I help clients like you process trauma so you can move forward.
If you struggle with the weight of all the suffering in the world and the unknowns create feelings of hopelessness, fear, and loneliness then you are not alone. I meet many people who feel the same. It can be overwhelming to the point of feeling totally stuck and this can manifest in many different ways; sometimes as depression, anxiety, anger, and more. You have been coping the best you can and if you feel talking to someone who can teach coping skills can help, then I look forward to talking.
We might be a good fit if you are in need of a safe, nonjudgmental place to heal from painful life experiences. I tend to work best with clients who view therapy as an active and collaborative process. I consider us to be a team - you are the expert on yourself (your values, where you find meaning, your culture), and I bring expertise in mental health and wellness.