Therapy for Trauma
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. If you have experienced trauma, we understand that it can be a difficult and overwhelming experience. Family Revelations therapy sessions are tailored to each individual’s unique needs and circumstances.
We combine evidence-based techniques with real life solutions to help traumatized individuals face their trauma and continue to live past it. Such techniques include sessions with our health coach, nutrition plan, and practices such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). If the symptoms get worse, last for months or even years, and interfere with your day-to-day functioning, you may have PTSD.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms and behaviors include, among others:
- Exposure to actual or threatened death, serious injury, or sexual violence in one or more of the following ways:
- Recurrent, involuntary, and intrusive distressing memories of the traumatic events.
- Dissociative reactions (flashbacks) in which the individual feels or acts as if the traumatic events were recurring. (Such reactions may occur on a continuum, with the most extreme expression being a complete loss of awareness or present surroundings.)
- Marked physiological reactions to internal or external cues that symbolize or resemble an aspect of the traumatic events.
- Avoidance of or efforts to avoid distressing memories, thoughts, or feelings about or closely associated with the traumatic events.
- Avoidance of or efforts to avoid external reminders (people, places, conversations, activities, objects, situations) that arouse distressing memories, thoughts, or feelings about or closely associated with the traumatic events
- Negative altercations in cognitions and mood associated with traumatic events, beginning or worsening after the traumatic events
- Inability to remember an important aspect of the traumatic events (typically due to dissociative amnesia and not to other factors such as head injury, alcohol, or drugs.
- Persistent, distorted cognitions about the cause or consequences of the traumatic events that lead the individual to blame him-self/her-self or others.
- Markedly diminished interest or participation in significant activities.
- Feelings of detachment or estrangement from others.
- Persistent inability to experience positive emotions (eg. inability to experience happiness, satisfaction, or loving feelings)
At Family Revelations, we believe in creating a safe and non-judgmental space for our clients to expressing their experiences. Don’t let trauma hold you back from living your best life.
As an licensed marriage and family therapist, I have a good amount of study and experience working with children, young adults, adults, and families who have experienced trauma.