Lee Shields Therapist Seattle
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Leland Shields

2800 E. Madison, Suite 206
Seattle, WA 98112
Phone: (206) 568-0062
Fax: (206) 325-0098



Evidence-Based Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Treatment


  • Returning Military Service Personnel
  • Sexual Assault Victims
  • Others with post traumatic stress reactions to discreet events

The Natinal Center for PTSD, part of the Department of Veteran's Affairs, describes PTSD in the following way:

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur after you have been through a traumatic event. A traumatic event is something horrible and scary that you see or that happens to you. During this type of event, you think that your life or others' lives are in danger. You may feel afraid or feel that you have no control over what is happening.

Anyone who has gone through a life-threatening event can develop PTSD. These events can include:

  • Combat or military exposure
  • Child sexual or physical abuse
  • Terrorist attacks
  • Sexual or physical assault
  • Serious accidents, such as a car wreck.
  • Natural disasters, such as a fire, tornado, hurricane, flood, or earthquake.

After the event, you may feel scared, confused, or angry. If these feelings don't go away or they get worse, you may have PTSD. These symptoms may disrupt your life, making it hard to continue with your daily activities.

(For more from the National Center for PTSD website, click here)

PTSD Can Be Treated

I have received training from the Center for Deployment Psychology in the method most recommended by the Department of Defense for the PTSD treatment of returning warriors and their families. Prolonged Exposure Therapy has been shown to be effective with military personnel, sexual assault victims and others subject to PTSD.

Call or email if you would like to talk about whether this approach might help you.


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