Psychological trauma is a response to anything that makes you feel unsafe and powerless and threatens your safety. The fight-or-flight response, which sets off the body’s natural defenses during a stressful experience, results in a number of physical symptoms as well as a strong emotional reaction. The signs of trauma typically disappear as the mind makes sense of the event. However, the trauma may remain locked in the brain, leading to a number of mental health conditions. I provide adult mental health treatment and therapy for those who are dealing with the aftereffects of untreated trauma. Find out how I can help you or a loved one with trauma treatment by getting in touch with me right now.
Do You Need Trauma Therapy?
Traumatic experiences frequently pose a hazard to a person’s physical safety or well-being. Trauma can result from any experience or circumstance that makes someone feel alone, terrified, or overpowered, even if there is no threat of physical damage. The causes of trauma include included bullying, emotional abuse, the loss of a loved one, and significant life events like divorce, for example. Trauma treatment can benefit those who have experienced:
- Neglect or physical abuse
- Exploitation or sexual assault
- Chronic diseases
- Accidents and severe harm
- Natural disasters
- Trauma caused by war
- Being a victim of a violent crime or its witness
It can be traumatizing to see other people suffer injury, especially if it happens frequently. This type of trauma can affect anyone, including children who witness domestic abuse, those who live in war zones, firefighters, EMTs, police officers, and medical professionals. The subjective reaction to the incident determines whether or not it is traumatic, not the objective circumstances. Trauma is caused by a person’s response to and how they process an event, not by the event itself.
Trauma Symptoms and Signs
The effects of trauma are broad-reaching and highly individualized, and they touch on every part of life. Even if several people witness the same horrifying occurrence, each person will have a different response. However, there are a number of physiological and psychological indications and consequences of trauma, such as:
- confusion or difficulty focusing
- Angry, irritated, or erratic moods
- exhaustion and sleep issues, including insomnia and nightmares
- being quickly alarmed, worried, or scared
- headaches and physical aches
- Social withdrawal or seclusion
- Sad, downcast, aloof, or numb
Many people feel guilty, humiliated, or blame themselves, especially those who have experienced mental, physical, or sexual abuse. I’m here in Chandler, Arizona, to help you with compassion.
Why Is Trauma Therapy So Vital?
Trauma hurts on an emotional and psychological level and alters the brain physically. These symptoms can be helped by appropriate treatment. Untreated trauma frequently results in substance use problems, depression, and mental health conditions like PTSD and other anxiety disorders. Treatment for the trauma that is effective can:
- Reduce or get rid of trauma symptoms
- Focus on the present instead than the past.
- Resolve old trauma without becoming mired in it
- overcome trauma-related substance use disorders
- Enhance day-to-day operations
- Recognize your triggers and find healthy strategies to deal with them.
- Boost communication abilities and cultivate wholesome relationships
Call Me Right Now in Chandler, Arizona
It can be frightening to ask for support after a traumatic event. Your sense of safety, security, and well-being are my top priorities, and I offer a warm environment. You can confront traumatic situations and process your feelings and emotions with the aid of trauma therapy in Chandler, Arizona, to get rid of the symptoms that are preventing you from living your life to the fullest. Contact me right away to find out more.