When trauma has impacted your life, you may feel paralyzed and unable to move forward. Or, you may go through the day-to-day motion of your life, but experience symptoms and side effects of the trauma that impact your happiness, your productivity, your stress, your relationships, your job performance, and more. At Life Insight, our trauma counselors Clarendon Hills can provide trauma therapy that is personalized to you and designed to get results. To learn more about our trauma counselors and our services for trauma therapy, please reach out to us directly.
As defined by the American Psychological Association (APA), trauma is “an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape, or natural disaster.” Those who have lived in war or conflict zones may be more at risk of trauma, as well as those who have lived through violent events or other major accidents.
When a person has experienced a traumatic event and developed trauma (the emotional response), they may have short- and long-term reactions that include flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety, withdrawal from relationships, and, sometimes, physical symptoms. Trauma can develop into the more serious condition known as post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
Someone who has lived through a traumatic event may be advised to seek trauma therapy. Trauma therapy is a form of therapy that is designed to help you cope with the emotional responses of trauma after such an event. There are different types of trauma therapy; the therapy that may be recommended and may be most effective for you might depend on the therapist’s personal philosophy, the source of your trauma, your age and the degree of your symptoms, and your goals for therapy. Some therapies that are used to treat trauma and PTSD include:
Seeking help for trauma can feel intimidating, and you may even feel as though working through trauma is pointless and won’t yield any results. The truth is that there is hope, and there is the opportunity for you to learn to cope with your trauma and live a healthy life. By learning to manage your trauma, you can find more happiness in your life, improve the quality of your relationships, mitigate anxiety and depression, and feel like you again.
At Life Insight, our trauma counselors Clarendon Hills know what you’re going through and are here to help. We work with you to create a personalized plan for treating trauma that’s based on your personal goals for therapy. To learn more about trauma therapy and our individual counselors, please reach out to us directly today.
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