Counseling for Trauma
Trauma is exceedingly common. Most people will experience some sort of trauma(s) during their lives.
While we often think of trauma in terms of dramatic events — sexual violence or life-threatening experiences — there are also more common traumas, such as emotional abuse, death of a pet, bullying, or harassment that can have lasting effects as well.
Repeated smaller traumas during childhood and adolescence, while our brains are still developing, can cause ongoing significant emotional distress.
People have different levels of resiliency over their lives, and some recover from trauma with little long-lasting effects; others however can experience lasting challenges and live with fear, confusion, pain, and post-traumatic stress long after the trauma occurred. And one person may bounce back from one trauma and find themselves struggling after experiencing another.
Support and help from a trained therapist can prove pivotal in healing from trauma. With many years of experience working with trauma survivors, as well as overcoming her own personal traumas, Mia uses a trauma-informed approach and is able to guide you to both healing and building resiliency.
Some more about Trauma
There are a variety of ways trauma can show up and be experienced…
- Avoiding specific locations, sights, situations, and sounds that remind you of the event.
- Anxiety, depression, numbness, or guilt
- Intrusive thoughts, nightmares, or flashbacks
- Anger, irritability, and hypervigilance
- Aggressive and/or reckless behavior, including self-harm
- Sleep disturbances
Negative Mood and Cognition
- Loss of interest in activities that you once enjoyed
- Difficulty remembering details of the distressing event
- Change in habits or behavior since the trauma
Research has proven psychotherapy, that combines both traditional talk therapy along with mind-body modalities, be the most effective form of treatment for trauma.
With empathy and compassion, and specialized training, Mia meets you where you are, and utilizes a blend of best practices to ensure an individualized approach to your specific needs. So if you are ready to begin your journey to reclaiming your life, contact Mia today.