Healing from Trauma
We are all familiar with the hurt and the pain that life can bring us. But sometimes, when bad things happen, those thoughts, physical sensations, and emotions can stick with us over time. When this happens, we call it trauma.
Trauma, particularly childhood trauma, has been widely acknowledged as one of the biggest public health concerns facing this country today. Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACES, without assistance and intervention from mental health professionals, can be predictors of a variety of unpleasant, long-term physical health conditions.
Traumatic memories can make you fearful or avoidant of places, people, and things that you used to love. Trauma can make you feel like you don’t recognize the person you are in the mirror anymore. Professional trauma therapy is one of the most important decisions you can make for yourself following a traumatic event.
Our specially trained trauma therapist will help you walk through the halls of your memories and reorganize, process, and integrate the clutter and noise that might currently be plaguing you. We offer multiple modalities specifically targeted to treat trauma symptomatology, including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).
What is EMDR?
EMDR is a cutting-edge therapeutic technique that uses bilateral brain stimulation to mirror the processing found in REM sleep, which allows clients to successfully “re-file” memories of traumatic experiences. This allows client and therapist to “re-file” traumatic memories in the past where they belong, rather than in the present, where they might result in unwanted emotions, thoughts or behaviors. EMDR is one of the fastest methods of trauma therapy, offering significant improvements in as little as 16 sessions.
What is CPT?
CPT is a more traditional method of talk therapy that utilizes psychoeducation and skill-building to improve emotional regulation techniques. Therapist and client work together to address various domains of the client’s life that have been affected by the client’s experience of trauma. CPT culminates in a trauma narrative, developed collaboratively between client and therapist, to allow the client to truly take ownership of their experience.
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