MindPath's Lakiesha Squirewell discusses some of the ways that people can get post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as what the experience of PTSD feels like, how it is diagnosed and how people can get help.
Ms. Squirewell is fascinated by how the mind and brain work. She has a passion for mental health and strives to reduce the stigma of mental illness. In her work, she looks for any small attainable goals for her patients to achieve, recognizing that treatment is a process and may not be obtained overnight. Lakiesha finds a sense of accomplishment when she sees her patients' struggles lessen, and they slowly make changes to improve their outcomes and lives. Using a holistic approach and evidence-based care, she takes the time to gather a detailed background assessment from each person who she works with, recognizing that the more she knows about their environment the more she can individualize her approach to fit their specific needs.