• Counseling for Trauma

    While many people are able to heal from traumatic events with support from friends and family over time, others may find that they live with long-lasting emotions like fear or confusion even after the event has passed. Traumatic experiences include both short term effects such as feeling intense emotion during an incident followed by feelings of numbness afterward while other aspects last for years depending on how strong one was affected emotionally before experiencing traumas

    Trauma can have a lasting impact on those who experience it, including deep emotional pain and posttraumatic stress. That’s why exploration of the trauma is important in order to help someone move past their painful memories.

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    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

    Research has proven psychotherapy to be the most effective form of treatment for trauma. Most commonly, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is used in treating trauma.

    If you or someone you know matches the trauma symptoms listed above, I am confident that I can help and invite you to contact me today for a free consultation.