Trauma & PTSD Counseling
Trauma is the emotional response we have to a a deeply distressing or disturbing experience and is usually classified into two categories: Big T and Little T traumas. Big T traumas are those that would challenge the coping ability of most people. Things like being a victim of violence, witnessing an awful accident, rape or a life-threatening experience will often come with some level of emotional distress and possible PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Little T traumas are much more about the individual’s response and what may be traumatic for one person, may not be for another. Childhood neglect, emotional abuse, failures in school or work, bullying and losses can all lead to life long struggles with depression, anxiety and relationship issues. Whether it is a Big T or Little T, counseling is a very helpful tool to recognize the impact of trauma begin to lessen the hold it has over our lives.