Trauma

War, terrorism, neighborhood or school violence, domestic violence, rape, child abuse, car accidents, robbery, or anything unexpected that creates a traumatic response can impact us deeply.  Trauma can affect:

  • Sleep

  • Concentration

  • Mood (irritability, depression, anxiety, numbness)

  • Relationships

  • Decision-making

  • Work, school, and/or social activities

  • Impulse control

  • Self-esteem/safety/security

Therapy can help process the traumatic event(s) and explore the resulting consequences to resolve the crisis.  The initial focus is on personal safety and security and expands to increase the individual’s feelings of control and return to optimal functioning.

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