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Trauma

HELPING YOU HEAL

 
 

WHAT IS TRAUMA?

There are many definitions of trauma but the most common theme is that trauma is any event which overwhelms a person’s ability to cope with it. Trauma affects your mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health and can make it difficult to live your life as you did before the trauma came into your life. Trauma can come as either a one-time event or as a prolonged series of events (called complex trauma).

Different forms of trauma include:

  • Sexual Assault & Abuse

  • Intimate Partner Violence/Domestic Violence

  • Childhood Abuse and/or Neglect

  • Natural Disasters

  • Community Violence

  • Medical Trauma

  • Traumatic Grief

WHAT YOU MAY BE EXPERIENCING

It’s important to know that the symptoms that you may be experiencing following trauma exposure are actually a very normal and natural response to a very abnormal situation. Some of these symptoms include:

Psychological & Emotional:

  • Anxiety, fear, & panic attacks

  • Depression & feelings of hopelessness

  • Shock, denial, or disbelief

  • Confusion, difficulty concentrating

  • Mood swings, anger, & irritability

  • Shame, guilt, & self-blame

  • Hypervigilance, or a feeling of always being on edge

  • Feelings of numbness or dissociation

  • Social isolation and relational issues

Physical symptoms:

  • Difficulty sleeping or nightmares

  • Excessive fatigue

  • Being jumpy or getting startled easily

  • Difficulty concentrating on normal tasks

  • Unexplained muscle tension

  • Racing heartbeat

  • Aches and pains

HOW WE CAN HELP

Insight-Oriented Therapy (Psychodynamic)
Insight-oriented therapy is based on the belief that through increased consciousness we can create new life experiences. This therapeutic process involves the therapist and client exploring and gaining a better understanding of how feelings, beliefs, actions, and events from the past may be influencing our current mindset and circumstances. The goal of insight-oriented therapy is to empower you with a sense of clarity so that you have the freedom to make new, adaptive, and healthier choices that support your continuing growth.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
This process is focused on addressing thought patterns, physical symptoms, and behaviors. Research shows that CBT is a very effective form of treating a variety of issues. Through compassionate and supportive care, we hope to create a safe space for you to feel comfortable in starting the process toward growth and reducing the feelings of depression and anxiety you may be feeling. CBT can be used alone or combined with mindfulness/meditation.

Mindfulness Practices
Through consistent practice, like meditation, we become more focused on the present and understand our experience in the here-and-now. Mindfulness teaches us to shift our attention away from negative thought patterns that lead to the unsatisfactory and problematic thoughts and behaviors and move toward positive and meaningful growth. Mindfulness can used alone or combined with insight-oriented therapy and CBT.

NYC Therapy + wellness SPECIALIZES IN THE TREATMENT OF TRAUMA, INCLUDING INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, CHILDHOOD TRAUMA, AND COMPLEX TRAUMA. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT our WORK OR TO EXPLORE HOW we CAN HELP WITH TRAUMA, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REACH OUT TO US OR CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW TO SCHEDULE A COMPLIMENTARY PHONE CONSULTATION.

To learn more about trauma symptoms, as well as effective treatment, please visit the National Alliance on Mental Illness or the National Center for PTSD. Also feel free to look at our Resources page. We are here to help and admire your strength. Please feel free to reach out to us.