Therapy for Trauma

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How to Deal When Things Happen

Humans are exposed every day to events and experiences. Our past experiences determine the lens in which we view the new ones. Some of us can go through hell and keep on going, while others are completely blindsided and thrown off course. Some things we can handle and some things we need help with. 

Therapy for trauma doesn't make you forget what happened, or make what happened to you okay. Therapy helps the trauma be less sharp and pointy, like a piece of glass that has been polished by the waves and sand. 

When you work with me I will help you understand the ways the event has influenced how you view yourself and the world. I will help you understand why you are affected so much by what happened and what you can do to change it. You are in control now. 

Trauma Symptoms

Avoidance Symptoms

Avoiding specific locations, sights, situations, and sounds that serve as reminders of the event

Anxiety, depression, numbness, or guilt

Re-experiencing Symptoms

Intrusive thoughts, nightmares, or flashbacks

Hyperarousal Symptoms

Anger, irritability, and hypervigilance

Aggressive, reckless behavior, including self-harm

Sleep disturbances

Negative Mood and Cognition Symptoms

Loss of interest in activities that were once considered enjoyable

Difficulty remembering details of the distressing event

Change in habits or behavior since the trauma

Research has proven psychotherapy to be the most effective form of treatment for trauma. 

If you or someone you know matches the trauma symptoms listed above, I am confident that I can help and invite you to contact me today for a free consultation.