Counseling for Trauma
Trauma is a complex word; mainly because the definition is so vast and variable. It is important to understand that while something may be traumatic for one person, it may not be for another. Toxic or verbally/emotionally, spiritually, physically, sexually abusive relationships, abandonment/separation/divorce, family dysfunction, violence/assault, accidents, negative or harmful events/situations, and so much more are all examples of what can be considered a traumatic experience.
Unfortunately, while trauma is very damaging, most people do not realize when they have experienced a traumatic event. Either due to a lack of support or the belief that “this is just normal”, people struggle to understand when they have gone through a traumatic situation. The brain however does understand.
When trauma is left untreated people often develop symptoms such as anxiety, depression, low self esteem, social fears, poor boundaries in relationships, and an overall loss of pleasure in life.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or have a known trauma history, please know that there is nothing wrong with you, your symptoms and struggles are very normal and appropriate. Our therapists do not want you to continue to live in distress, fear, or believe that there is something wrong with you. We will help you understand how your experience has affected you, gain control over your thoughts, and achieve peace in your life.
There is a moment in the session when clients process and recover from their traumatic experiences…it is our greatest joy to be a part of such a recovery.