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TRAUMA

Consultation

Counseling for Trauma
 

Most people will experience trauma in their lifetime whether it’s a car accident, abuse or neglect, the sudden death of a loved one, a violent criminal act, exposure to the violence of war, or a natural disaster.


Trauma can also be experienced as a seemingly large reaction to a small incident, or the holding of negative beliefs about yourself that on an intellectual level you know are not true. 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 discover effects of lasting trauma, which can cause a person to live with deep emotional pain, fear, confusion, or posttraumatic stress far after the event has passed.


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

Trauma Symptoms

According to the four types of symptoms listed in the DSM-5
 

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 considered enjoyable

  • Difficulty remembering details of the distressing event

  • Change in habits or behavior since the trauma
     

Regardless of what stages of trauma you are in, we are here to listen, process your feelings, and provide you the tools you need to manage your emotions.

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