Do you feel like life is becoming unmanageable?
Maybe you’re going through the end of another romantic relationship, or getting into arguments with your boss or coworkers. You may not be enjoying things anymore, or you might be finding that you’re simply too anxious to leave the house much at all. Perhaps you feel guilty or ashamed that you can’t let go of the things that have happened to you in the past.
Whatever it is that you’re experiencing, you’re beginning to notice the impact of this in every facet of your life:
- Work can be a nightmare between having to work hard to get along with people and also not being able to focus on completing your work.
- It’s incredibly hard to relate to people when your mood changes so quickly, and people can make you so anxious and irritable.
- You don’t enjoy things anymore, but you’re trying to fake it for your kids or significant other.
Trauma therapy can help.
It may feel impossible now, but you can heal from your past. Your mood and relationships can improve. And I can help you get there.
Trauma therapy helps you do 5 things:
- Explore the root of the problems you’re experiencing.
- Learn tools to regulate your emotions so that you’re not overwhelmed by them.
- Process traumatic memories so that they do not continue to intrude on your life and cause you so much distress.
- Identify how to improve your relationship with yourself and others.
- Learn additional tools that will help you resolve your problems so that you can move forward.
I’ll help you through this process, tailoring each step to your unique needs and circumstances. My approach to counseling for trauma comes from a place of hope: I believe people are capable of getting past the things that have happened to them, they just need some additional support sometimes.
You don’t have to live life stuck in the past.
I can help you move forward.
You May Still Have Questions About Trauma Therapy
What are therapy sessions like?
In general, during therapy sessions we will talk about the issues that you are struggling with and focus on understanding both where these issues come from and ways that you can cope with your situation. We will discuss what you can do to decrease your symptoms and how you can improve your relationships. I take an active role in therapy sessions, meaning that I talk frequently and often provide feedback.
Does what I experienced count as trauma?
There is a saying that trauma is in the eye of the beholder. This means that if you believe that what you experienced was traumatic, then yes, it was a trauma. People often think of trauma as only consisting of life threatening, dramatic events such as combat situations, car accidents, or sexual assault. However, other situations such as growing up with overly critical or narcissistic parents or being bullied during childhood and adolescence can also be traumatic. All of these experiences can impact your relationships, mood, and behavior in a negative way, and all of them can be considered traumatic. You may need trauma counseling to address symptoms of anxiety, depression, or relationship problems as a result, or you may need treatment for PTSD.
Can trauma counseling help me cope with smaller (non-life threatening) traumas?
Events that may seem like smaller (non-life threatening) traumas can still significantly impact your mood, relationships, or behavior. You may also think about these events on a regular basis which can be disturbing to you. Therapy for trauma will help to address these issues. It can help to process those past experiences and improve how you are feeling and functioning in your daily life.
Will I have to relive my trauma during therapy?
I’m not going to lie, therapy for trauma or treatment for PTSD can be tough at times. Talking about what you’ve experienced is difficult and can bring up unpleasant emotions. However, I am sure to work with you to develop coping skills to deal with these emotions before we begin talking about your trauma history so that you are not overwhelmed at any point. Also, therapy goes at your pace. You are never pushed to talk about anything that you are not ready to discuss.
Is therapy worth the cost?
Therapy for PTSD or trauma is an investment, not only of money, but also of time and energy. My guess is that you’ve tried other things to improve your life, but that these things haven’t helped. Often people have been struggling for a long time, and have lost years of their life to their symptoms. It is worth it to meet with a professional who has been helping people for many years to see how much you may be able to improve with treatment.
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