Trauma Therapy & Treatment
Trauma is an unfortunately common experience in life. It is estimated that 70% to 90% of people will experience a significantly traumatic event over the course of their lives, and that approximately 8% of all people will experience Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at some point in their lives. Although most people naturally recover from the stress associated with a traumatic event, several people continue to experience distressful emotions for years.
These experiences can include concerns that the trauma will happen again, difficulty sleeping, nightmares, irritability, feeling “jumpy,” anxiety around people, difficulty trusting people, and getting upset around things that remind the person of the trauma. For these reasons, several treatment approaches have been developed to help people, whether or not they have been formally diagnosed with PTSD.
Treatment for trauma is based in part upon the primary or most upsetting emotions and behaviors. There are several effective treatments to address the sadness and anxiety associated with trauma, while others address the shame and avoidant behaviors. Other treatments can address the nightmares and jumpiness that many people with trauma experience. Since everyone is different and has a unique set of reactions to their trauma, we assess for the most effective treatment approaches for each individual.
Areas of Treatment:
- Sexual Abuse and Assault
- Domestic Violence and Abuse
- Physical Abuse
- Emotional and Verbal Abuse
- Combat Trauma
- Complex Trauma
Disclaimer: The information provided here is for educational and informative purposes only. It is not intended to be used to help diagnose or treat trauma, and does not establish a professional relationship. Only a qualified mental health professional can render a diagnosis and provide adequate treatment for trauma.
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