TRAUMA COUNSELING

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Has a recent or past traumatic incident left you feeling numb, isolated, or helpless?

Have you encountered a life-threatening event and are trying your best to move forward, but find yourself struggling with feelings of insecurity, fear, or being out of control?

You may find yourself:

  • avoiding things you used to enjoy
  • reacting out of fear more often
  • feeling more anxiety than usual

Maybe it wasn’t you that witnessed this trauma first hand, but your loved one? And now you find yourself wondering why has their trauma event affected you personally in such a severe way?

Or maybe you are feeling unable to trust others and tending to isolate?

This is making relationships really hard to manage. You're finding this is affecting not only your personal life, but your relationships at school or work as well.

This self imposed isolation has left you feeling disconnected from life, alone, and depressed.

Trauma can be caused by overwhelming and stressful life events that may have happened recently or an event from years past.

These events can leave you with emotional and psychological pain suffering.

The hard truth is that leaving past trauma unresolved is affecting your relationships and interfering with your life. It may have even driven you to cope in unhealthy way.

Don’t suffer with trauma alone, we’re here to help

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Our therapists specializing in treating trauma can help you with:

Stress Management

Grief and Loss

School and Job Performance

Healing from Traumatic Events

Relationships

Parenting

Life Purpose

Substance and Alcohol Abuse

Signs and Symptoms of Trauma Include:

Anxiety and Fear

Withdrawal from life and others

Self-Blame and Guilt

Feelings of hopelessness

Feeling numb and disconnected from life

Shock, disbelief, and denial

Difficulty regulating emotions

Substance abuse

Relationship Issues

Increased anger, irritability, and mood swings

Nightmares and flashbacks of the event

Lack of focus


When you seek counseling with one of our compassionate therapists...

✔  You will learn proven ways to cope with your trauma in a healthy manner for lasting change.

✔  You will identify your triggers and learn skills to respond effectively in order to get your life back.

✔  You will connect with a therapist who can empathize with your pain and allow you to process through it.

✔  You will experience a relationship that is nurturing and a reliable resource.

✔  You will be encouraged to connect with and maintain healthy relationships.

✔  You will practice skills that reduce emotional and physical symptoms of trauma.

✔  You will find hope in knowing that you’re not alone in your struggle.

A few examples of events that can lead to trauma:

  • Natural Disasters: hurricanes, fires, floods, earthquakes
  • Experiencing or witnessing a car or vehicle accident
  • Combat and war
  • Terrorist attacks and community violence
  • Sexual abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Domestic and family issues and violence
  • Childhood trauma – child neglect, unstable environments, domestic violence, sexual, verbal and physical abuse.
  • Unexpected and sudden death of a loved one
  • Serious physical illnesses or injuries

Kimberly Gilbert, M.A., LPC

Kasey Meyer, LPC-Intern
Supervised by Leslie Larson, LPC-S

Lauren Thomas Hale, LPC-Intern
Supervised by Stephanie Cruz-Trevino, LPC-S


Don’t suffer alone! Our trauma counselors are here to help.

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Evidenced-Based Therapy used to treat trauma include:

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP)

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Mindfulness

Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)

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“The opportunity to assist another human being in engaging in the most fundamental acts of learning and psychological growth, after that person has been denied that opportunity by fate and trauma, also is a sacred trust that requires the extraordinary mental, emotional, spiritual, and ethical dedication from both therapist and client.”  (Courtois and Ford, 2009)