Therapy for Trauma
Working through a traumatic experience is a process that can be scary and painful for the patient. If you’ve ever had an infected cut or wound you know the infection must be drained before the wound will heal. You can’t ignore the infection and hope it will go away. The infection will only worsen. The same holds true for trauma. It is essential that you partner with a therapist skilled in this area. Dr. Pita will work to resolve your crisis, build your coping skills and then together face the trauma at a pace you determine.
Should I Consider Therapy for Trauma?
Trauma is defined as any experience that had a profound negative impact on you resulting in some level of impaired functioning. Every person experiences and works through life events differently, so if you’re experiencing difficulty after trauma, there is never any shame in allowing yourself to acknowledge the impact a traumatic incident can have on your emotional health and wellbeing. Seeking the guidance and support of a professional will empower you to overcome. Some of the signs that you may want to consider trauma counseling include:
- Recurring memories or nightmares reliving the event
- Difficulty concentrating
- Sleeping too much, too little, or at odd times
- Changes to your diet or appetite
- Experiencing chronic anxiety or fear
- Edginess or stress
- Depression, anger, or other dramatic changes in emotion
What Happens During Trauma Counseling?
To help our clients work through trauma, we utilize:
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Insight-Oriented Therapy
- Psychological Testing
We can’t wait to partner with you, so you can start leading your healthiest and most fulfilling life. Please reach out to us via phone or email, we’re here to answer all of your questions or schedule your appointment.