we offer TRAUMA COUNSELING
Past traumatic experiences can make us feel trapped in overdrive – on edge, irritable, and ready to snap.
It cause poor concentration and make us feel easily overwhelmed.
If you avoid situations that reminder of a traumatic event, you may be suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, or depression.
You should know you are not alone.
A study published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress revealed that post traumatic stress disorder is perhaps more common than you think. Just over eight percent 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 don’t fit typical PTSD criteria, the statistics become as worrying as they are staggering.
This means that millions of Americans continue to suffer from the devastating after effects of a scarring experience.
Trauma can alter how the brain functions. Its signs and symptoms can vary from finding it difficult to trust, to sudden panicked anxiety-ridden thoughts. Trauma, without question, can significantly reduce your quality of life.
While the signs and symptoms can feel complex and at times overwhelming, feeling better is more than possible. In fact, with trauma therapy we expect you will begin feeling better as soon as we implement our compassionate, evidence-based techniques together.
We’ve 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 and work with you as an equal collaborator in your treatment and healing.
If these sound like you:
Trauma therapy may offer the ideal therapeutic approach.
Trauma therapy 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, even extinguishing, the pain. It’s 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.
Contact us for an appointment and take your first steps down the road of recovery.