Trauma is the result of how your mind and body respond to an event that you perceived as threatening.
We all respond to traumatic events differently, and two people can experience the same event and have very different perceptions, feelings and reactions to it.
Traumas can be caused through a single incident, such as a car accident, natural disaster, sexual assault, or invasive medical procedure. Traumas can also be developmental, created over years of neglect and/or abuse. Trauma symptoms present on a wide spectrum, and can include eating and sleep issues, hyper-vigilance, disassociation, anxiety, depression, difficulties with concentration and isolation to name a few. Following a trauma, some individuals develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) characterized by experiencing flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, nightmares and changes in mood.
While traumas are common and occur everyday, there are many traumas and related symptoms that will not go away without help. If you feel isolated, struggle to regulate your emotions and/or are ready to finally process your trauma and regain your life, we can help.
“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou
Treatment for Trauma
Thankfully, there are many effective approaches to treating trauma. One of our skilled and compassionate therapists can offer you guidance, support and effective strategies needed to process your trauma and gain control of your life. Regardless of where you are in your healing process, we are here to provide the space and tools to help you move forward from reliving the past and reclaim your life.