Dr. Dwight Norwood, PhD, LICSW

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

can be healed in one session!

May be caused by:

  • Sexual assault
  • Physical abuse
  • Military service
  • Emotional abuse
  • Child abuse
  • Caregiver stress
  • Sustained stress of any sort

Trauma is the impact of a physical or psychological assault on a person. It can take many forms:

It could be a direct physical attack, such as a beating or rape or an automobile accident.

It could be the effect of witnessing something horrible, like seeing a fellow soldier killed or a rescue worker finding body parts after a tragic accident.

It could be the result of a subtle (or not-so-subtle) message delivered to a young child over a period of time that "you're the reason I'm unhappy" or "I wish you'd never been born".

 It could be in the form of physical or sexual abuse visited on children who cannot protect themselves.

If we cannot deal  with the feelings created by these events (who could?) our survival mechanism kicks in and we find a way to get through our days - at a cost. The cost shows up in the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Recurrent bad dreams, flash-backs, depression, phobias and generalized anxiety may all show up as later symptoms. The symptoms are our body's way of telling us that we need a safe, supportive environment to complete the work of healing and restoration which is our natural birthright.

One of the most effective treatments ever developed for these symptoms is Accelerated Resolution Therapy.  It has been shown scientifically to reduce symptoms significantly after just 4 sessions. It has been my clinical experience that most symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress can be resolved in only one session for any individual event. 

If you are troubled by these kinds of symptoms, please call me for a free consultation. You can end your suffering now.