Trauma

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Short & Long-term Trauma

After a traumatic event, or series of traumatic events, it's normal to feel different. After a traumatic event, many people start to feel better within a few weeks. If, however, your symptoms last longer, or you have experienced a prolonged series of traumatic events, you may benefit from seeing a mental health professional who can help you with trauma-focused therapy.

 

Over 50% of people experience at least one trauma in their lives. Trauma can include a wide range of situations, ranging from serious injury, sexual violence, and life-threatening events, to chronic abuse and neglect, being bullied, labor and giving birth, and chronic illness.

 

Trauma therapy can help you cope with trauma, whether it’s caused by a one-time event, or an ongoing or long-lasting situation. It’s important to note that trauma can include any event or experience that causes emotional or psychological harm.

Trauma therapy can help address:

  • Abuse

  • Abandonment

  • Accidents

  • Birth, labor, & delivery

  • Bullying 

  • Crime

  • Death of a loved one

  • Divorce 

  • Domestic abuse or violence 

  • Illness

  • Injury

  • Job loss

  • Life-threatening circumstances

  • Natural disasters

  • Near death experiences

  • Neglect

  • Racism

  • Sexual assault

  • Terrorism 

  • Violence

  • Witnessing an accident, death, or traumatic situation

We also work specifically with first-responders to address on-the-job related trauma and PTSD.

We have experience working with police officers, firefighters, nurses, EMTs, and utility workers.

"Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness."

— DESMOND TUTU —

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Therapy Outcomes

Therapy can help validate your experiences and offer the understanding and acceptance you need to start healing.
  • Confront traumatic memories to reduce fear and avoidance.

  • Improve coping skills to function in your daily life.

  • Develop the ability to trust again. Learn that even though you were hurt in the past, most people are good and trustworthy and it's okay to give people a chance.

  • Change thought patterns you've developed about yourself and the world around you.

  • Reduce the intensity of trauma-related emotions such as shame and guilt.

  • Experience a significant reduction in PTSD symptoms like anger, guilt, depression, difficulty sleeping, and social isolation.

  • Use grounding techniques to help stabilize yourself when you encounter triggers.

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