Just because we can’t see the “injury” doesn’t mean it’s not impacting our lives.
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 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 is fundamental to healing from trauma.
Are you ready to begin the healing process from past traumas to move forward in life on your terms, not controlled by your past? Through counseling we will work together to begin addressing issues such as attachments, boundaries, unhealthy relationships, working through revictimization, codependency, self-esteem, and family of origin issues.
Some trauma symptoms include:
- Avoiding specific locations, sights, situations, and sounds that serve as reminders of the event
- Anxiety, depression, numbness, or guilt
- Intrusive thoughts, nightmares or flashbacks
- Anger, irritability, and hypervigilance
- Aggressive, reckless behavior, including self-harm
- Sleep disturbances
- 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