Counseling For Trauma

Do you find yourself reacting in ways that are not typical for you? Are you feeling overcome with fear and panic or sadness and loss of hope for yourself? Have these feelings, thoughts, and behaviors happened after a traumatic experience?

Trauma is not a one size fits all experience. In the trauma field we recognize that there are small trauma’s and Big Trauma’s that impact each person uniquely. Given our environment, our upbringing, our levels of coping, each traumatic experience may or may not lead to concerning responses. But when it does, no matter how big or small, counseling for trauma can help.

Signs of Concern

  • Many symptoms of anxiety and depression are present in trauma. Such as irritability, agitation, anger, worry and fear that something will happen again, numbness or void of emotions, feeling overly dysregulated where you cannot manage the intensity of your emotions.
  • Having what we call a startled response (reacting to sounds, smells, sights, feelings in a way that creates an emotional response or numbing response
  • Guilt and/or Shame in both the trauma experience or everyday activities that does not match the situation
  • Significant sleep challenges that can include nightmares to interrupted sleep or not sleeping

Benefits of Counseling

  • Helps you understand how trauma impacts your body and your thoughts. 
  • Provides tools or strategies that work to reduce the symptoms of being unregulated.
  • Helps you identify and re-wire those unhealthy thoughts that get in your way.
  • Helps you to heal the wounds of trauma.

Methodology

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Creative Arts Interventions
  • Dance movement therapy
  • EMDR

Clinicians