Have you or a loved one experienced a stressful event that you wish you could forget?
Do you feel on edge all the time and avoid things that remind you of that memory?
Are you often angry or feeling guilty when you think of what happened?
You went through something traumatic. Now, you feel alone, anxious and just don’t feel like yourself. Maybe you aren’t sleeping well or you wake up with nightmares. Some people who have experienced trauma feel out of control, scared or hopeless. You may be wondering ‘will the pain ever go away’? Or perhaps you’ve heard of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and wonder if you’ve it. You’ve wondered, “Could trauma or PTSD treatment help?”
Trauma Can Take Many Forms
Many people think that “trauma” refers only to rape or war. The truth is that many different types of situations can cause you to have a trauma response.
Trauma is an emotional response to a serious physical or emotional injury or event that can cause significant distress and disruption to your life. It can happen to anyone at any age–child, teen or adult. Some traumatic events can be the result of common life experiences such as accidents or personal relationships. Other trauma can result from extraordinary events, such as natural disasters, witnessing domestic violence, or terrorism. Whatever has happened to you, we understand that trauma hurts. Whether you were in a horrible car accident, military combat, witnessed a loved one die, have been physically assaulted or raped–your experience has left you wondering if you will ever be the same again.
Not everyone who experiences a traumatic event will develop PTSD. Some people may have a few symptoms initially that disappear over time, while others will have symptoms that linger longer and cause significant disruption to their lives.
So, how do you know if you may have PTSD?
Some symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder include:
- Experiencing intrusive and upsetting memories of the traumatic event over and over
- Repeated nightmares or distressing dreams related to the event
- Flashbacks when it feels like the event in happening again
- Intense physical reactions to triggers that resemble an aspect of the trauma
- Avoiding distressing memories, thoughts or feelings about the event
- Avoidance of reminders of the event including people, places, situations or things that trigger upsetting memories or thoughts about the event
- Trouble remembering specific details of the event
- Changes in mood including depression, increased irritability or angry outbursts, persistent negative thinking about oneself and the world
- Difficulty concentrating
- Reckless or destructive behavior
- Feeling on edge and startling easily
- Trouble sleeping
Trauma Counseling Can Help
You don’t have to be held back by PTSD symptoms. The good news is, trauma therapy can help you feel better. Through trauma counseling, you can move towards healing and relieve the symptoms of PTSD. While the pain and suffering you’ve experienced can seem unbearable, we see people everyday who have learned how to survive and even restore their lives to be rich and full again. A trauma therapist at Wellview Counseling can work with you to move past the trauma using evidenced-based treatment techniques. We work with children, teens and adults and can tailor treatment to your unique needs.
Counseling for PTSD can be very effective in helping you overcome the symptoms of anxiety and recover. In fact, a study by the National Center for PTSD has concluded that 53 out of 100 of those who receive trauma therapy will no longer meet the criteria for PTSD. Don’t wait any longer to start feeling better. It’s time to speak to a counselor and begin trauma therapy and PTSD treatment. You shouldn’t have to be held back by what happened to you. Give us a call today to find out more and to get started with PTSD or trauma therapy.
What to Expect in Trauma Therapy/PTSD Treatment
For our youngest clients, play therapy is an effective technique to help young children work through and process trauma in a safe space. In addition, Trauma Focused- CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) can be an effective treatment strategy for older kids and teens. For adults, our therapists use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy or Cognitive Processing Therapy to help you move forward. Together we will determine the most appropriate and effective treatment for you so that you can break free and begin your journey of healing.
Getting Started with Trauma Therapy in Roswell, GA
You don’t have to continue living this way. Your past doesn’t have to hold you back. If you are ready to reclaim control of your own life, there are three easy steps to starting counseling for trauma or PTSD:
- Get in touch with Wellview Counseling to set up your first appointment.
- Meet with a caring trauma therapist.
- Start to heal, feel like yourself again and experience new freedom in your life.
Other Services Offered at Wellview Counseling
We care about your mental health as a whole. Therefore, we offer a variety of mental health services at our Roswell, GA counseling clinic. In addition to trauma therapy, our skilled therapists provide individual counseling, teen counseling, child counseling & play therapy, social skills groups for kids, family therapy, anxiety treatment and depression counseling. We also offer online counseling sessions and offer mental health tips on our blog . If you are looking for a therapist in the Atlanta area, we hope you will consider Wellview Counseling. You may also be interested in Please feel free to Contact us if you have questions or to schedule an appointment today!