Trauma

Trauma can be characterized as an extremely distressing situation that causes a person(s) to feel intense feelings of horror or a sense of helplessness. Trauma can affect someone psychologically, emotionally, and physically. These traumatic events can be experienced first hand or witnessed. Examples of traumatic events can be the following: sexual abuse, physical abuse, military combat, witnessing violence, neglect, and verbal abuse just to name a few.

Research has shown that cognitive-behavioral and behavioral therapy is quite effective in reducing symptoms related to trauma.  Most of our staff is trained and experienced in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing for the treatment of trauma.  We believe in using these techniques, which have created significant improvement in our clients’ quality of life. We have in-depth experience assisting clients with reducing their anxiety in order to regain empowerment and security in their lives. Note: It is very important to contact your medical physician if you have been sexually abused in the last 72 hours.

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Signs of Trauma

  • Recurrent and intrusive recollections of the event
  • Nightmares or night terrors
  • Avoids thoughts, feelings, or conversations related to the trauma
  • Avoids activities, places or people that remind him of the traumatic event
  • Flashbacks
  • Hyper reactive to others
  • Little interest in regular activities
  • A sense of a shortened lifespan
  • Anger outbursts
  • Shock
  • Feeling detached from self

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