For the first few years of their relationship, John didn’t realize that he was a victim of constant mental and emotional abuse. But as soon as it became clear to him, he ended the relationship and parted ways with his gaslighting ex-girlfriend. He insists to his friends and family that he’s fine, that he’s just glad he got out of the relationship when he did. But John isn’t yet healed. He has nightmares about his ex, flashbacks to instances of abuse, and finds concentrating at work almost impossible. Additionally, he isolates himself from his loved ones—insisting that he’d rather just be alone right now.
An abusive relationship is but one example of a traumatic experience. And John’s specific experience, which we just detailed above, depicts just several of many harmful effects that can come with trauma. Trauma is defined as an event or experience that causes one psychological distress. It can come in the form of an abusive relationship—mentally or physically—or it can come in the form of a great loss (be it the loss of a loved one or a beloved job), a natural disaster, a near-death experience, exposure to violence, and more. And, as you can see in the example above, it can leave one struggling to resume life.
Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable
can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they
become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we
trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.”
If you are a victim of trauma, and you are in the Fairfield, CT area, consider working with a trauma therapist or PTSD therapist at Thriveworks. We have therapists, counselors, and psychologists on our team who specialize in helping people heal from their traumatic experience(s). These professionals want to help you get back to a happy, healthy, successful you. If you’re ready to meet with one of them, just give Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CT a call at (203) 433-3563. We can get you scheduled right away.
What Is Trauma Therapy? How Does It Work?
Therapists, counselors, and psychologists work to provide their clients with a comfortable space for talking about and working through their problems. This process often involves sharing difficult thoughts and feelings as well as discussing individual experiences that have had a major impact on them. Trauma therapists and PTSD therapists have this same goal in mind, only their treatment is trauma-focused and an end goal is to heal from and/or gain closure from your trauma.
Your trauma therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CT will guide you in processing your trauma, exploring emotions, and coping with PTSD symptoms in each session. Common PTSD symptoms include:
- Sleep disturbances (e.g., nightmares or insomnia)
- Emotional detachment
- Depression and/or anxiety
You might develop these quickly or more slowly post-trauma. In either case, it’s important that you learn to cope with these symptoms as you heal from your traumatic experience. A trauma therapist at Thriveworks Counseling can help you navigate this journey.
How Can a Trauma Therapist, Psychologist Help Me?
The trauma therapists, PTSD counselors, and psychologists at Thriveworks Counseling can help you make important progress in healing from your traumatic experience and moving forward with your life. More specifically, your therapist will help you to…
- Identify your trauma and understand the psychology of trauma
- Open up about and feel all of your feelings related to your experience
- Develop tools for coping with PTSD symptoms
- Press play on the life you know and love again
The trauma therapists and PTSD counselors at Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CT can help you heal from your traumatic experience and get back on your feet again.
Schedule Trauma Therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CT
Every traumatic experience and the individual’s response to it is different. Your trauma therapist will take a look at your specific trauma, response, needs, and goals, to develop the best possible treatment plan for you. If you’re ready to experience this personalized treatment, just give Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CT a call at (203) 433-3563.
Thriveworks Counseling has next-day appointments as well as evening and weekend sessions available for you. Just call in to schedule on a day and time that works for you.