Trauma therapy is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on the resolution of traumatic experiences. Traumatic experiences can cause significant psychological distress and can have a lasting effect on your life.
There are many different types of trauma and trauma therapy. Some of the most common types of trauma include physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect. Sometimes, what may be traumatic for one person may have a different effect upon another person. People have different levels of resiliency.
You don’t have to have experienced a traumatic event directly yourself. Witnessing a traumatic event can also affect you long after it is over. An example of this would be witnessing a bad car accident.
Trauma therapy can be used to address the effects of trauma that have occurred during any time in an individuals life, but one of the most common times that trauma therapy is used is when an individual has experienced trauma in their childhood. But Trauma therapy can be used to address the effects of trauma that have occurred during any time in an individuals life.
It can help an individual to understand the effects that the trauma has had on their life, and to resolve the trauma.
If you have experienced trauma, you may be reluctant to begin therapy. Often people feel that therapy will dig up painful experiences and re-traumatize them. That is completely understandable.
Therapy for trauma is careful, sensitive to your feelings, and is slow paced so that you do not re-traumatize yourself.
Types of Trauma Therapy
Trauma can be a very debilitating experience, affecting all areas of a person’s life. If you’re struggling with trauma, it can be difficult to know where to turn for help. Trauma therapy techniques can help you manage your symptoms and start living a healthier life.
1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most popular trauma therapy techniques. It involves identifying and changing the thoughts and behaviors that are associated with your trauma. CBT can help you address difficult emotions and learn how to cope with them in a healthy way.
2. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) EMDR is another popular trauma therapy technique that has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of trauma-related issues. It can help you manage the symptoms of PTSD.
3. Art Therapy
Art therapy is a creative, non-invasive therapy technique that can be extremely effective in treating trauma-related issues. Art therapy can help you express difficult emotions and communicate your innermost thoughts and feelings. Here at Holistic Health Counseling Center, Lauren Fallat, LPC ATR-BC is a professional counselor and Board Certified Art Therapist. She has experience treating trauma with psychotherapy and art therapy.
There are several other types of therapy for trauma. We offer CBT, Art Therapy, and an integrated model incorporating effective techniques from several trauma interventions.
PTSD or CPTSD?
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder or Complex Post-Traumatic Stress disorder are terms you have likely heard in the mdeia. Perhaps you have been diagnosed by a mental health professional with one of them. Or, maybe you think you have PTSD or CPTSD. Complex PTSD generally refers to repeated traumatic experiences over time. Anxiety, stress, depression, flashbacks, nightmares, and more are some of the symptoms you may experience if you have PTSD or CPTSD.
Get Professional Help Now
If you have been suffering from the after effects of a traumatic experience(s), it is time to seek professional help. Why suffer when, with the help of a professional counselor, you can learn effective coping strategies while putting the traumatic event(s) of the past behind you. We cannot change the past, but we can make changes in the present that will have a positive impact on your future.
In addition to psychotherapy, we also offer Art therapy. Art Therapy is a wonderful, healing way to therapeutically transform trauma and relieve you of its symptoms.
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