Counseling for Trauma

Whether it is a car accident, accident at work, abuse or neglect, a serious illness or sudden death of a loved one, a divorce, violence in a relationship, or a natural disaster, most people will experience trauma in their lifetime.

While many people can recover from trauma over time with the love and support of family and friends, and bounce back with resiliency, others may suffer effects of lasting trauma, which can cause a person to live with deep emotional pain, fear, confusion, or posttraumatic stress long after the event has passed.

In these circumstances, the support, guidance, and assistance of a therapist is fundamental to healing from trauma.

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 enjoyable
  • Difficulty remembering details of the distressing event
  • Change in habits or behavior since the trauma

Research has shown psychotherapy to be an effective form of treatment for trauma.

If you or someone you know has experienced a traumatic events and is experiencing symptoms, we are here to help and invite you to contact us today for a free consultation.