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Matthew "Matt" Lindgren is an Oakland East Bay therapist who provides therapy for PTSD, anxiety, and trauma.
- Feel the relief of peace and calm.
- Appear in the world with joy and confidence.
Call Matthew "Matt" Lindgren at 510-394-4686 to start feeling better today.
DO YOU HAVE PTSD IN OAKLAND?
You might have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) if the following apply to you:
- You survived or witnessed an event that seemed to be - or in fact was - life threatening to yourself or a somene else;
- You experience nightmares and intrusive memories of the event;
- You feel "on edge" and unable to feel safe.
- You experience panic attacks - overwhelming physical symptoms such as fast heart rate, clammy and cold hands and feet, fear, or trembling
- You avoid thoughts, conversations, or situations that remind you of the event.
There is treatment for PTSD. Call Matthew "Matt" Lindgren at 510-394-4686 help.
REMEMBER HOW YOU USED TO FEEL?
Before PTSD and anxiety, you might remember feeling a sense that you could trust others, that the world was a safe place. You might remember feeling more confident and empowered. You might have felt more certain that you would have a good future.
Before PTSD and anxiety, you might remember feeling more calm and at peace. Perhaps you could sleep better at night. Your memory might have been much better, and you might have found it easier to experience feelings like love and joy. You might have found it easier to concentrate, and you may have been in a better mood and less angry.
THEN TRAUMA HAPPENED...
Something horrible and traumatic happened. The trauma might have happened just one time out of the blue, or the trauma might have happened over and over again, as a pattern, for an extended period of time. The traumatic event is over, but you can't stop feeling like it's happening, or is going to happen again.
Maybe the trauma happened a long time ago, and you're suddenly thinking about it again now, as a memory. Maybe you're not quite sure whether you remember the trauma correctly.
YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE CRAZY
Maybe you can't stop dreaming or thinking about the trauma. You might even have moments where you forget what's happening and act as if the traumatic event were happening again.
Your body might react to things that remind it of the event, like sights, smells, or sounds. Your digestion might slow down, your breath might become shallow and fast, your heart races, your hands and feet get cold, and you feel afraid. You might not know when this will happen to you, and you feel out of control.
YOU CAN'T GET OVER IT
Your family and friends might not be sure what to do anymore. You do the best you can to push through, but it doesn't seem to make it any better. You may be feeling depressed as well. You might be harshly critical and judgemental toward yourself.
Some people turn to drugs or alcohol to help with anxiety and PTSD. Alcohol in particular can help people with PTSD and anxiety to calm down because it's a depressant. In other words, it slows down your nervous system. However, it does so at a pretty high price, and you eventually need more and more to achieve the same effect. Drinking just makes the PTSD worse, as it never really fixes anything.
THERE IS TREATMENT FOR PTSD, ANXIETY, & PANIC ATTACKS IN OAKLAND
There are therapy treatment options for PTSD, anxiety, and panic in Oakland. Many people, but not all, respond well to therapeutic treatments such as exposure therapy, EMDR, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and somatic experiencing offered by Matthew "Matt" Lindgren.
PTSD and anxiety are some of the most well-researched and well-understood mental health disorders. At one time, there was very little that therapists could offer people suffering from these conditions. Now there have been revolutionary advances in the treatment of PTSD that help many, but not all, people see an improvement in symptoms.
MATTHEW MATT LINDGREN WOULD LIKE TO HELP WITH PTSD
You owe it to yourself or your loved one to see that they get the best treatment available. Matthew "Matt" Lindgren provides excellent therapeutic treatment for full range of anxiety disorders, including:
Matthew "Matt" Lindgren uses directive, hands-on, practical, and research-based approaches that help people recover from PTSD, anxiety, and panic.