Trauma & PTSD Therapy

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PTSD Therapy

Have You Experienced a Traumatic Event?

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.

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 the 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 are fundamental to healing from trauma.

The Chains of Trauma Can Be Broken.

Four Types of Trauma 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

    Therapy can help you regain full control over your life

    Trauma therapy can be a great benefit to those who identify with the following:

    Do you often have intense, disturbing thoughts and feelings related to a past traumatic event?

    Do you experience nightmares or flashbacks that make you feel like you're reliving the trauma?

    Do you avoid places, activities, or people that remind you of the traumatic experience?

    Do you find yourself feeling emotionally numb or detached from people, activities, or your surroundings?

    Have you noticed a change in your reactions, such as being easily startled or frightened?

    Do you feel irritable, angry, or exhibit aggressive behavior more often than before the traumatic event?