Trauma Counseling – Rebuilding Your Life
Trauma influences brain health and function not just in those moments but for years to come. When faced with the challenges of traumatic events, the brain works to wall off that painful experience to continue to work and function. Yet, it will continue to be a concern for years to come. Trauma counseling is a critical component of improving wellbeing. At Nurturing Hope & Healing Counseling, LLC, we can provide you with the support you need.
What Causes Trauma?
Many factors can bring on trauma. Sometimes, you may not even know what is causing you to feel the way you do. Often, trauma occurs when a person sees or experiences firsthand some event that makes them fear themselves or for someone they love. It may be due to some type of abuse – sexual, physical, or emotional. It could be witnessing something terrifying, such as acts in war. You may not know what happened to you because your brain has worked so hard to limit it. Yet, you may have complications from it.
Nurturing Hope & Healing Counseing, LLC provides treatments that are empirically supported and trauma-informed. Remedies that do not retraumatize or cause emotional distress. Therapy can rewire your brain around the traumatic experience(s) to experience a reduction or resolution to your intrusive symptoms.
Counseling for PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a complex mental health disorder. A person with it may have experienced some intense and life-changing type of event. Often, PTSD is associated with veterans who have experienced wartime trauma. Yet, it can happen to others. The essential characteristic of this condition is that randomly, and often suddenly, a person with PTSD may relive those moments. A noise or a location may set off painful memories, making them relive what happened over and over again.
Counseling for PTSD can be very successful. Nurturing Hope & Healing Counseling, LLC provides a safe place for you to overcome these challenges. In counseling for PTSD, a person is not encouraged to relive what happened. You don’t have to go through that again. Instead, counseling for PTSD is about breaking that connection to allow yourself to heal.
Why Do You Need Trauma Counseling?
Do you deal with irritability, anxiety, depression, substance use, flashbacks, lack of sleep, and nightmares? For example, you may seek out a stress counselor because you cannot deal with the amount of stress you face daily. That’s a good thing. A stress counselor will help you to develop strategies for managing the difficulties you face. Yet, they may also uncover that you have some traumatic problem in your past. That may be creating intense struggles for you, including increased anxiety and the inability to process stress healthily.
Counseling can have a positive impact on the lives of individuals, families, and communities. Counseling helps individuals navigate through life’s difficult situations, such as the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job, and school stress. Counseling can provide tools and insights to manage mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety. Ultimately, counseling helps people live fulfilling lives.
At Nurturing Hope & Healing Counseling, LLC, we provide trauma counseling for many reasons. Even if you are unsure you have any PTSD or stressors in your life due to past trauma, you should still seek out one-on-one help with a therapist. Whether you need a stress counselor, counseling for PTSD, or trauma counseling, we are here to help. We encourage you to reach out to us today!