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    Counseling for Trauma

    The human experience is both light and dark, birth and death, joy and sadness. You may be here because Most people will experience trauma in their lifetime whether its a car accident, abuse or neglect, the sudden death of a loved one, a violent criminal act, exposure to the violence of war or natural disaster. 

    While many people can recover from trauma over time with the love and support of family and friends, others may discover effects of lasting trauma, which can cause a person to live with deep emotional pain, fear, confusion, post traumatic  stress far after the event has passed.

     In these circumstances, the support, guidance, and assistance of a therapist is fundamental to healing from trauma. 

    According to The Four Types ofSsymptoms of Trauma 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

    Research has proven psychotherapy to be the most effective form of treatment for trauma. Most commonly, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) are used in treating trauma. 

    If you or someone you know has experienced the trauma symptoms listed above, Please reach out to us today for a free consultation.