Have you, or your child, experienced a traumatic event? Does what happened continue to have a negative impact on your life or relationships?
If you, or your loved one, are experiencing some of the following symptoms, then trauma treatment might be helpful.
- Reliving the bad experience in thoughts during the day or through dreams at night (Re-experiencing),
- Experiencing excessive fear and worry about harm occurring again, which can lead to a great deal of energy being spent trying to protecting oneself from all possible threats (Hypervigilance),
- Excessive Anger and/or Depression that often leads to relational problems (Negative Alterations in Cognitions and Mood),
- Great difficulty talking about what happened, which can keeps people stuck in the past and make it difficult to live fully in the present (Avoidance)
Fortunately, treatments such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy have been shown to be effective in reducing these symptoms in a majority of people.