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Undergoing a traumatic experience can leave you feeling scarred and unable to interact with the world in the way that you did before the traumatic event happened. At Life Insight, our experienced La Grange trauma counselors understand what you’re going through and the feelings of hopelessness you may be experiencing. Our therapists want you to know that there is hope available. With trauma counseling, you can begin to take back control of your emotions and your experiences. Reach out to our La Grange trauma counselors directly today to learn more. 

What Is Trauma?

Trauma refers to an emotional response to a shocking event, such as a severe or fatal accident, a natural disaster, an assault or sexual assault, an act of war, etc. What is “traumatic” for one person may not be true for someone else. What’s more, trauma doesn’t have to be acute, like a car accident. Trauma can also stem from chronic events, like being homeless, being in an abusive relationship, or being bullied or neglected. 

Effects of Trauma

Trauma manifests differently in different people. Some of the common effects of trauma include, but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Numbness
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Sadness
  • Anger
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Confusion
  • Fear
  • Shame/guilt
  • Irritability
  • Disassociation
  • Exhaustion

Again, a trauma response will vary from person to person. If you have experienced a traumatic event and are experiencing symptoms of trauma that don’t mirror those listed above, this is perfectly normal and you should seek trauma counseling as soon as you are ready. 

What Is Trauma Counseling?

The purpose of trauma therapy is to help you overcome the emotional response that you are having caused by the traumatic event. There are multiple types of trauma counseling, including trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR), and prolonged exposure therapy, amongst others. At Life Insight, we primarily focus on trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and cognitive processing therapy. These therapies challenge your perspective about why the traumatic event occurred and provide tools for managing emotions. 

Why Seek Trauma Counseling?

Being the victim of a traumatic event or chronic traumatic experience can leave you feeling lonely, scared, and unsure about the future. It may contribute to other mental health concerns, such as anxiety or depression. At Life Insight, we believe that seeking trauma therapy is the first step to regaining control of your emotions and your life. While working through trauma can be challenging, the work is well worth it in the end and can leave you feeling empowered to take on the future. We understand what you’re going through—your therapist will work at your pace and with your goals in mind to help you achieve a greater sense of peace in your life. 

Learn More About Our La Grange Trauma Counselors

To learn more about our La Grange trauma counselors and how we can help you, please reach out to us by phone or online at your convenience. We are accepting new patients and work with patients of all ages. Call us today to get started. 

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