Trauma & PTSD
Have you experienced a traumatic event?
Most people will experience trauma in their lifetime. Some examples of trauma include emotional/physical/verbal abuse, neglect, the sudden death of a loved one, exposure to violence, discrimination, assault, combat, religious abuse, or a natural disaster. Trauma can be experienced directly or witnessed.
The effects of trauma can cause a person to live with deep emotional pain, fear, confusion, or posttraumatic stress far after the event has passed. The support, guidance, and assistance of a therapist are fundamental to healing from trauma.
Symptoms of trauma and adverse events can vary widely. Commonly, the following are experienced:
- Avoiding specific locations, sights, situations, and sounds that serve as reminders of trauma
- Avoidance of memories or feelings related to trauma
- Intrusive thoughts, nightmares, or flashbacks
- Anger, irritability, and hypervigilance
- Aggressive or reckless behavior
- Sleep disturbances
- Loss of interest in activities that were once enjoyable
- Difficulty remembering details of the distressing event
- Change in beliefs, emotions, and/or behavior since the trauma
Research has proven psychotherapy to be the most effective form of treatment for trauma disorders. Our providers are well versed in the most effective psychotherapies for trauma disorders to include:
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Cognitive Processing Therapy
- Narrative Therapy
- Exposure Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
We also offer psychotherapy services that are helpful additions to trauma focused treatment, such as:
If you or someone you know is experiencing lasting effects of trauma, we invite you to contact us today.