Trauma Therapy in Germantown, MD—Trauma and PTSD Therapists

Trauma Therapy in Germantown, MD—Montgomery Trauma and PTSD Therapists

Traumatic experiences cause significant distress and pain. The individuals that fall victim to trauma often go on to develop various symptoms as a result, from insomnia to loneliness, social isolation, panic attacks, and more. There are a range of events that can be traumatic in nature, including physical assault, mental abuse, the loss of a loved one, bullying, and natural disasters. All of these events can have a lasting psychological impact on those who have witnessed it.

“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. Whenever we 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.” –Fred Rogers

After one has experienced a traumatic event, the individual might struggle to get back to the life they know and love. The good news is that they don’t have to go through this painful experience alone—they can find help in trauma therapy at Thriveworks Germantown in Montgomery County. We have trauma therapists and psychologists on staff who possess the skills and the training to help you heal properly post-trauma. They can help you process the experience, improve symptoms, and get back to a happy, healthy place. You can call us today at (240) 949-6808 to set up your appointment with a Thriveworks Germantown trauma therapist. We’re here to help.

How Can Therapy Help Victims of Trauma?

Victims of trauma can develop a range of harmful symptoms, from insomnia or difficulty sleeping to frightening flashbacks, feelings of loneliness, low self-esteem, and others. These symptoms, as well as the trauma in and of itself, can make one feel completely hopeless or unhappy about life. Fortunately, trauma and PTSD therapy can help these individuals. Here are several primary goals in therapy for trauma:

  • Better managing symptoms
  • Learning new tools and skills for coping
  • Feeling happy and excited about life again

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is commonly used to help individuals accomplish these missions in their healing journey. It enables the individual to correct any harmful thought patterns, it provides them with a safe and confidential space for talking about their trauma, and it offers the guidance and support for processing their feelings related to the event. Here are a few strategies your trauma therapist might use in treatment:

  1. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): With this approach, the individual will think about their traumatic experience while concentrating on something the therapist is doing such as making hand motions or flashing a light. The goal is that you will be able to think about something positive when reminded of your trauma.
  2. Prolonged Exposure: If you have been evading things that trigger memories of your trauma or symptoms of PTSD, prolonged exposure can help you to confront them. Your therapist might first teach you helpful breathing techniques to practice amidst anxiety.

Your Thriveworks Germantown trauma therapist will get to know you—your specific trauma, your needs, and your goals for therapy—before they design your treatment plan. They want to get it right. If you think you could find value in trauma therapy, give Thriveworks Germantown a call to schedule an appointment.

Schedule a Trauma Therapy Appointment at Thriveworks Germantown, MD

Trauma, regardless of the specific event, makes going about your day to day life difficult, or even impossible. Victims of trauma must deal with the lasting or long-term effects including nightmares, flashbacks, loneliness and isolation, and more. The good news is that if you have experienced a traumatic event, you don’t have to manage these symptoms and process your trauma alone. If you are a victim of trauma, reach out to Thriveworks Germantown in Montgomery County. We’ll set you up with a skilled and caring trauma therapist.

Our team has the skills, the training, and the experience to help you through this process of processing your trauma, managing any symptoms of PTSD you might be experiencing, and improving your overall happiness and life satisfaction. If you want to see for yourself what trauma therapy can do, give Thriveworks Germantown a call at (240) 949-6808. Our therapists, psychologists, and counselors are here to help.

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It's extremely difficult to confront yourself and take steps to change especially when you feel "comfortable" doing what you have been doing for sometime even, if your actions have resulted in symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks and depression. Shani knows how to see past the obvious and get to the core of the issue empowering you to work through tough emotions. Shani does so in a very reassuring manner and calming tone. It's challenging work but Shani's knowledge of CBT techniques have delivered great results and relief from anxiety and depression.
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