After a tragedy, experiencing a range of emotions like shock and denial is typical. When these feelings become long-lasting and debilitating, someone may be experiencing a trauma response. Accessing professional help may be necessary to process this traumatic event and develop coping strategies that minimize intrusive emotional responses.FIND A THERAPIST
What is Trauma?
Trauma is the lasting, intrusive responses that develop when individuals are exposed to a threat or experience an event that harms their sense of safety, sense of self, and ability to regulate emotions. These threats or events become trapped in the body as an emotional or psychological wound and can lead to symptoms such as startling easily, always being on guard, difficulty sleeping, irritability, and overwhelming guilt or shame.
Each person has their own valid, unique response to threats and danger. When the thoughts and memories of these threats and dangers don’t go away or get better, individuals can develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which significantly disrupts their ability to function within their life.
What is Trauma Therapy?
Therapy for trauma takes many forms and is aimed at helping clients work through the emotional responses caused by exposure to traumatic events. Our specialized therapists will work with you using a trauma-informed approach that recognizes and emphasizes the understanding of how traumatic experiences impact someone’s mental and physical well-being. The goal of trauma counseling is to help individuals develop skills and strategies to better understand, cope with, and process the emotions and memories that are tied to a traumatic event.
Types of Trauma Therapy
We help clients to recognize, identify, and resolve the physical, emotional, and psychological manifestations of the traumatic event, while building resilience and a pathway towards maintaining regulation. Types of therapy for trauma include: