When someone experiences “trauma,” this means that they have been exposed to a distressing event, which has a psychological impact on their wellbeing. Trauma victims can go on to develop harmful physical and mental symptoms including insomnia or other sleep issues, panic attacks, nightmares, loneliness, and much more. There are many different events that can be traumatic in nature, including a loved one’s death, physical abuse, bullying, and witnessing a natural disaster. These can have a long term or even lasting impact on the victim.
“Trauma creates change you don’t choose. Healing creates change you do choose.” –Michele Rosenthal
After an individual has had a traumatic experience, they might struggle to get back to the life they’re used to: they might feel uninterested in work, spending time with loved ones, and engaging in other activities they used to look forward to. Or, they might feel so distracted by their trauma that they no longer enjoy these activities. Also, victims of trauma often suffer with feelings of hopelessness after their experience.
Are you looking into Delray or Palm Beach therapy post-trauma? If you have experienced a traumatic event, and you’re struggling to get back to living happily, consider working with a trauma therapist at Thriveworks Boca Raton in Palm Beach. These professionals are dedicated to helping people heal from trauma, using their impressive skills and extensive training. Our trauma therapists can help you process your experience—be it a physical assault or the loss of a loved one—and learn to manage your symptoms. Ultimately, they will guide you to a happy, healthy place again. If this sounds like something you’re interested in or could benefit from, call Thriveworks Boca Raton in Palm Beach at (561) 285-3503 to schedule an appointment.
How Does Trauma Therapy Work?
As we mentioned, trauma victims can develop a multitude of harmful symptoms, including difficulty sleeping, nightmares, panic attacks, social isolation, and feelings of hopelessness. These symptoms, as well as the traumatic event alone, can make one feel unhappy. The good news, though, is that there are professionals who dedicate their work to helping these individuals heal from their trauma. Here are a few important goals in trauma therapy:
- Better manage symptoms
- Acquire new coping skills
- Feel happy and hopeful about life again
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an effective form of treatment for trauma and PTSD. It allows one to correct harmful thinking patterns, offers them a safe space for talking through the traumatic experience, and provides them with the guidance and support needed to heal properly. Here are a few techniques your trauma therapist or psychologist at Thriveworks Boca Raton near Delray Beach might use to help you:
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): With EMDR, the individual recalls their trauma while they focus on something else such as the tapping of the therapist’s hands or a flashing light. The mission here is to get to a place where you can think positive thoughts when reminded of your trauma.
- Prolonged Exposure: Prolonged exposure can help you to confront triggers that bring back memories or symptoms of your trauma. Your trauma therapist or psychologist might first work on teaching you helpful breathing techniques to implement when you experience anxiety.
Your Boca Raton trauma therapists will create a treatment plan just for you: after they get to know you—your unique experience, your specific needs, and your personal goals for therapy—they will customize your plan. If you have witnessed a traumatic event, make sure you heal properly. Set up an appointment to work with a trauma therapist at Thriveworks Boca Raton in Palm Beach, FL.
Work with a Trauma Therapist or Psychologist at Thriveworks Boca Raton in Palm Beach, FL
Trauma can make living the life you know and love feel next to impossible. If you are a victim of trauma, you are forced to deal with the psychological impact that comes with it. The good news is that you can choose to heal. Reach out to Thriveworks Boca Raton near Delray Beach to work with one of our skilled, caring trauma therapists or psychologists.
Are you ready to schedule a Palm Beach therapy appointment to heal from your traumat? Give us a call at (561) 285-3503. We hope to hear from you soon and we look forward to working with you.