Most people will experience trauma in their lifetime whether it’s a car accident, abuse or neglect, the sudden death of a loved one, a violent criminal act, exposure to the violence of war, or a natural disaster.
Some may discover effects of lasting trauma, which can cause a person to live with deep emotional pain, fear, confusion, or posttraumatic stress far after the event has passed.
In these circumstances, the support, guidance, and assistance of a therapist is fundamental to healing from trauma.
According to the four types of symptoms listed in the DSM-5
Avoiding specific locations, sights, situations, and sounds that serve as reminders of the event
Anxiety, depression, numbness, or guilt
Intrusive thoughts, nightmares or flashbacks
Anger, irritability, and hypervigilance
Aggressive, reckless behavior, including self-harm
Change in habits or behavior since the trauma
If you have experienced trauma or are experiencing any of the symptoms above, reach out to one of our highly trained counselors for help!