Have you recently seen or been involved in a traumatic event such as a murder, car accident or sexual assault?
Or maybe, an occupation such as a member of the military, police officer or EMS responder requires you to witness traumatic events?
Or lastly, you’ve been the victim of years of abuse and neglect from a loved one?
Unfortunately, trauma is something many people will experience in their life. Whether it’s a one-time event such as rape, assault, violence or death, or a repeated event such as occupational trauma, neglect or sexual abuse, you should talk to someone about it. If you find any of the above statements relating to your life, you may want to consider trauma counseling.
Signs You Should Consider Trauma Counseling after being involved in a traumatic event
- You’re experiencing feelings of shock, denial, or disbelief
- You’re prone to mood swings and/or are easily angered
- You feel guilty for what happened – why couldn’t I have done more?
- You feel sad, depressed or hopeless after going through a traumatic event
- You have trouble concentrating on day-to-day tasks
- You feel panic or anxiety on a regular basis
- You feel disconnected from friends, family or loved ones
- You feel out of sorts or “numb” to life
- You have trouble sleeping or have nightmares
- You’re on edge and startled easily
- Your heart races for no reason
- You get unexplained aches, pains and fatigue
Trauma Counseling Can Help You
- Learn new strategies and coping techniques to manage the distress and panic associated with the trauma
- Deal with your daily stressors
- Identify your triggers and better manage them
- Use positive memories as a way to block out and move on from the negative memories
- Regain a sense of calm and peace, which will help you move on from the trauma
- Turn the story of your events into a positive – transform the victim to the hero
- Increase your internal strength and give you motivation to improve yourself
- Re-connect with friends and loved ones
How We Approach Trauma Counseling
Our staff understand that there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution for a person to overcome the trauma they have experienced in their lives and that every person deals with trauma in their own way.
We take a client-centered approach to care, dealing with each person as an individual, and focusing on a person’s individual needs to provide them with closure to the trauma they are holding on to.
Therapy styles & Techniques our staff are familiar with include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Insight Oriented Therapy
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Goal Setting
- Play Therapy
- Experiential Therapy
- Mindfulness Therapy
- Family Systems Models
- Applied Behavior Analysis
To find out more about trauma counseling and determine if it’s right for you, send us a message.