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The Counseling center group

What We Treat

Trauma

Untreated trauma impacts our lives

Untreated trauma may show up as intrusive memories of the trauma, nightmares, flashbacks, efforts to avoid reminders or thoughts of the trauma, irritability, feeling disconnected from others, hypervigilance, concentration challenges, difficulty sleeping, persistent negative emotions, and negative beliefs about oneself or the world, such as “I am bad,” or “No one can be trusted.”  At times trauma could lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Tell-Tale Signs

  • Painful bodily sensations when thoughts of the event occur
  • Feeling “triggered”
  • Intrusive memories
  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks
  • Efforts to avoid reminders
  • Hypervigilance
  • Negative beliefs about oneself

Solutions For Trauma

At the Counseling Center Group, we offer only treatments proven to be effective through reliable research and data. In cases of trauma, our specialists are well-trained to offer  Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Prolonged Exposure (DBT-PE), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART).   

We will discuss which treatment is right for you, given your individual needs.  Trauma manifests as a physical sensation “feeling” you experience in your body when you are “triggered” (something reminds you of something in your past that felt traumatic).

We often look at traumatic events as capital “T” trauma’s or lower case “t” trauma’s. “T” trauma’s include the kinds of things that we usually think of when we hear the world trauma: accidents, assault, combat. Lower “t” trauma’s may include things like rejection, a breakup, neglect, bullying, and many many others. 

If you have experienced a traumatic event, you are not alone, and there are evidence-based treatments available to reduce your symptoms and help you create a life you experience as worth living after trauma. 

We Can Help.

If you or a loved one are struggling with some of the above challenges
related to trauma, we are here to help.

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