Therapy for Trauma

Therapy for Trauma

Anything that causes emotional, physical, or psychological harm is a traumatic event. Many people experience a traumatic event in their lifetime. Examples of a traumatic event are a car accident, physical or sexual abuse, separation from a caregiver, the sudden death of a loved one, exposure to a violent criminal act, or a natural disaster.

Some people can recover from trauma over time with the support of family and friends. However, this is not true for everyone. If you are still feeling deep emotional pain, have flashbacks or memories of the event, and feel unsafe, you could benefit from trauma informed therapy.

working with a therapist who has training in trauma treatment could help you with recovery and healing.

Common symptoms which follow an experience of trauma are:

Avoidance

  • Avoiding specific locations, sights, situations, and sounds that serve as reminders of the event
  • Anxiety, depression, numbness, or guilt

Re-experiencing

  • Intrusive thoughts, nightmares or flashbacks

Hyperarousal

  • Anger, irritability and hypervigilance
  • Aggressive, reckless behavior, including self-harm
  • Sleep disturbances

 Mood Changes

  • Loss of interest in activities that you once found enjoyable
  • Difficulty remembering details of the distressing event
  • Changes in your habits or behavior since the trauma

Research has proven therapy to be the most effective form of treatment for trauma.

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

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Philadelphia, PA 19102

melanatedwomenshealth@gmail.com
(215) 720-1456

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