Counseling for Trauma is the first step toward healing from past traumatic experiences.
Do you suffer from trauma related scars, nightmares, or flashbacks?
Do you avoid situations or reminders of the traumatic event?
Are you suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, or depression?
Feel trapped in overdrive – on edge, irritable, ready to snap?
Do you experience poor concentration or confusion, or feel easily overwhelmed?
You are not alone, our Licensed Counselors are here to support you and guide you.
A study published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress revealed that post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is perhaps more common than you think. Just over 8% of people in our community will experience PTSD in their lifetimes, 4.7% within the past year, and 3.8% in the past six month period. When we include those who also suffer following significant trauma but do not fit typical PTSD criteria, the statistics increase significantly.
This means that millions of Americans continue to suffer from the devastating after effects of traumatic experiences.
Trauma can alter how the brain functions, and its signs and symptoms can vary from finding it difficult to trust and being constantly on guard, to sudden panic and intrusive, anxiety-ridden thoughts. Trauma can significantly lessen your quality of life.
While the signs and symptoms can feel complex and at times overwhelming, feeling better is possible. In fact, with trauma therapy we expect you will begin feeling better as we implement our compassionate and client-focused techniques and strategies together.
Our therapists have helped countless people to gain positive ground over their traumatic experiences in our safe, supportive environment. We offer a variety of therapeutic approaches to best support you during your counseling and healing.
Do you ever experience the feelings below? If the answer is yes, then trauma counseling may offer the ideal therapeutic approach for you.
– I struggle with anxiety or depression
– I relive traumatic events with accompanying unwanted memories, vivid images, and physical signs like sweating, palpitations, and panic attacks
– I am hyper-vigilant or easily frightened
– I feel edgy or irritable often
– I feel like the joy, love, and other positive emotions have been sucked from my life
– I would like professional help to better understand and cope with previous trauma
– I want to live a happier and more connected life
Counseling for Trauma combines different approaches and techniques to help lessen, even eliminate, the painful mental and physical responses raised by the memory of traumatic events, and seeks to create new healthier patterns in your brain.
In trauma therapy we work with you toward lessening the pain that you feel. It is our goal to identify the source and triggers for your emotional and physical suffering, to discuss ways to deal with unhelpful and unhealthy thoughts and behaviors, and to teach you techniques to manage distress and enable you to move forward.
If you would like to take the next steps down the road of recovery, you can complete our Intake Sheet, or you can contact our office to schedule an appointment at 386-449-8600.
To learn more about Trauma please visit NAMI’s site.