Have you witnessed a difficult or traumatic experience? Has tragedy taken you by surprise? Or maybe someone you know has experiences an extremely difficult circumstance and now you just can help but wonder if something like that might happen to you. If you feel like this, or you feel as though a tragic event has left you “stuck” and you can’t seem to move on, you may be suffering from trauma.
When we experience trauma, it effects our brains in such a way that it changes our responses to stress, danger, anxiety, and fear. It raises the level of norepinephrine in the brain, which can cause:
- Disrupted sleep patterns
- Increased wakefulness
- Elevated heart rate
- Increase in blood pressure
If left untreated, trauma can lead to:
- Clinical depression
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Chronic pain
- Drug use
- Alcohol abuse
- Sleep problems
- Lack of focus
- Fear or paranoia
- Difficulty maintaining relationships
If you’ve experienced any of these things, it may be time to consider how trauma therapy could benefit you. Trained and experienced trauma therapists are available to help to understand your trauma and learn how to heal from trauma. (803) 477-3736
What is Trauma Therapy?
While many people who experience trauma are able to move forward in life with few, if any, setbacks, others struggle to move beyond the trauma. Columbia Trauma Therapy can help you process the trauma you’ve experienced so you can heal. If you’ve already been diagnosed with PTSD, we can help you, too. There are many treatment options for trauma. Some of these options include:
- Talk therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT)
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
Trauma therapy helps you become more aware of your trauma. It also helps you understand the triggers that activate your trauma symptoms. Therapy for trauma provides the necessary coping skills needed to manage your thoughts, anxiety, emotions, and fear.
Get Help for Trauma
Healing from trauma is possible. Friends and family can support you, but they may not possess the training and resources needed to provide effective trauma counseling. You deserve to live a happy and meaningful life. Thriveworks Trauma Therapy in Columbia, SC can help you overcome the negative effects of trauma.
Our Columbia trauma counselors are trained and fully licensed mental health providers. They understand trauma and PTSD and know how to help victims of trauma heal and move forward to live happy and successful lives. We offer convenient appointment times, with day, evening, and weekend hours. We have no waiting list for trauma therapy in Columbia. You can often get an appointment in 24 hours. Plus, getting trauma help may be more affordable than you thought. We accept most major insurance plans to help you get the support you need.
We are accepting new clients for trauma therapy in Columbia and Trauma therapy in Lexington. We’re accepting new clients for PTSD therapy in Columbia and Lexington, too. There’s never been a better time to begin your journey of healing from trauma. Don’t let trauma hold you captive another day. Call Thriveworks Trauma therapy today. (803) 477-3736