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Trauma Therapy

At Positive Change Counseling Center we tailor our treatment to meet our client’s needs. Trauma is more common in our society than you may think and there has been extensive research to show the effectiveness of talk therapy for trauma. At Positive Change Counseling Center, we use a combination of therapeutic techniques to help alleviate symptoms and support our clients who are impacted by their trauma. Click here to get started, today.

What is Trauma Therapy?
Trauma therapy is a specialized form of psychological treatment designed to address the emotional and psychological impact of traumatic experiences. It focuses on helping individuals process and make sense of the distressing events they have encountered, whether they be single incidents or prolonged exposure to trauma. The goal of trauma therapy is not only to alleviate symptoms like flashbacks, anxiety, and hyper-vigilance but also to promote healing, resilience, and the development of healthier coping mechanisms for individuals who have experienced trauma.
How to Heal from Trauma
Healing from trauma is a gradual and individualized process that often requires a multifaceted approach. Seeking the support of a trained therapist or counselor, particularly one specializing in trauma, is crucial. Establishing a strong support system of friends and family can provide emotional validation and understanding. Engaging in self-care practices, such as mindfulness, regular exercise, and sufficient sleep, promotes overall well-being and resilience. It's essential to be patient with oneself throughout the healing journey, acknowledging that progress may be non-linear. Ultimately, healing from trauma involves integrating the experience into one's life narrative and developing adaptive coping mechanisms to move forward in a healthy direction.

Positive Change Counseling Center Trauma Therapy

Choosing Positive Change Counseling Center for trauma therapy offers individuals a specialized and empathetic approach to healing from traumatic experiences. With a dedicated team of experienced therapists, Positive Change Counseling Center provides a safe and supportive environment for clients to explore and process their trauma. Positive Change Counseling Center employs evidence-based therapeutic modalities tailored to individual needs, fostering a personalized and effective healing journey. Some of our clinicians are trained in EMDR, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure and other effective approaches to alleviate symptoms of trauma. The commitment to creating a non-judgmental space ensures that clients feel heard and understood as they work towards overcoming the impact of trauma. Seeking trauma therapy at Positive Change Counseling Center represents a proactive step toward recovery, offering a comprehensive and compassionate approach to help individuals rebuild their lives and foster positive change.

Does Insurance Cover Therapy for Trauma?

A diagnosis of depression, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Acute Stress Disorder is typically covered by your insurance plan for outpatient mental health treatment. This may include psychotherapy (aka: talk therapy) or medication management. Click here to learn more.

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Q:  What is Trauma?
Trauma refers to a deeply distressing or disturbing event that overwhelms an individual's ability to cope, leaving a lasting impact on their emotional and psychological well-being. Traumatic events often involve a risk to one’s physical and/or emotional safety.
Q: What is Trauma Bond?
A trauma bond refers to a complex and often unhealthy emotional connection formed between individuals who have shared traumatic experiences, typically involving abuse, manipulation, or intense adversity. This bond can develop in relationships where one person alternately provides comfort and exacerbates distress, creating a strong, yet detrimental, connection. In such dynamics, the victim may feel a heightened dependence on the abuser, despite the harmful nature of the relationship.

Q:  What is Childhood Trauma?

Childhood trauma refers to adverse experiences or events that occur during a person's formative years and have a profound and lasting impact on their emotional and psychological well-being.

Q:  How Does Trauma Affect the Brain?

Trauma can significantly impact the brain, particularly the areas responsible for emotional regulation, memory, and stress response. The amygdala, associated with processing emotions, may become hyperactive, leading to heightened emotional responses and increased anxiety. The hippocampus, responsible for memory consolidation, may be adversely affected, resulting in difficulties remembering or integrating traumatic events. The prefrontal cortex, crucial for decision-making and impulse control, may also be impacted, contributing to challenges in regulating emotions and behavior. Additionally, prolonged exposure to trauma can lead to dysregulation of the stress hormone cortisol, affecting the body's overall stress response.

Q:  Is Therapy Worth It?

Therapy can be highly beneficial for many people, offering a safe and confidential space to explore and address various mental health concerns. It provides individuals with tools to better understand themselves, manage stressors, and navigate life's challenges. Therapy can be particularly effective in treating conditions such as anxiety, depression, and trauma. The therapeutic relationship formed with a trained professional can offer emotional support, validation, and guidance.

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