Trauma is often the heart of our unhappiness
Trauma comes in many forms, and as a result requires flexible and patient treatment. We will work with you to find ways to self-soothe trauma reactions in the moment and eventually develop a fuller understanding of trauma and how to overcome it to your full capacity.
Whether trauma comes as a form of abuse, neglect or both, it is often the deepest work of therapy. Individuals may experience domestic violence, sexual abuse, physical abuse, natural disasters, community unrest, school violence, terrorism, and traumatic grief. Those who have experienced these may avoid people, places and things. They feel anxiety, depression, guilt and shame. Often they report having intrusive thoughts, nightmares and flashbacks. Loved ones will describe their mood as irritable, aggressive, reckless, and easy “set off.”
Recovery isn’t just about being able to talk about the experience. It’s about being able to process the complex and often conflicting emotions that stem from these events.
Trauma work is best done by a trained clinician who knows when it’s appropriate to engage directly in the memories, and when not to. The goal is to develop coping strategies to process memories when they come up and to learn from new events. It’s also to find supports, how to engage friends and family in the recovery process, and how embrace life again despite what has happened in the past.
To learn more about how Embrace Counseling Services can help you or someone you love, call (877) 651-1841 today or CLICK HERE to contact our Intake Coordinator.