Trauma Counseling – Therapists and Counselors in Greenville, SC

Trauma is an emotional, and often physical response, to a terrible or tragic experience. While the immediate effects of the event (shock and denial) may be short-lived, the long-term effects may significantly impact a person’s ability to return to their normal level of functioning after a traumatic event occurs. These feelings are a normal response to extremely stressful and negative circumstances, and they can be debilitating when left untreated.

How does trauma affect the brain?

Severe trauma can have lasting effects on the part of the brain that regulates our emotional responses. Trauma can have varying effects, depending on the age or stage of development of a person. Your body’s sensory processing ability comes from your brain. The memory of a traumatic experience can be triggered by any of the five senses – taste, touch, sound, sight, and smell. As a result, when you least expect it, a noise, scent, or image can trigger overwhelming feelings of fear and can cause someone to re-live a traumatic event.

How does trauma affect the body?

The negative effects of trauma are not limited to the brain. There are many physical signs of trauma, including a racing heartbeat, deep or heavy breathing, restlessness, lethargy, anxiety or panic attacks, headache, sleeplessness, and fatigue. Trauma can also impact your emotions by stirring up feelings of anger, fear, sadness, flashbacks, or an inability to regulate one’s emotions.

Thriveworks Trauma Counseling of Greenville understands that traumatic events can happen to anyone.

No one is immune to it. Approximately 225 million adults in America have experienced some type of traumatic event in their lives.

That’s an astounding 70% of all adults in the United States. Nearly 25 million Americans have PTSD – that’s 8% of the US population. Sadly, many of these people go untreated for their trauma or PTSD.

If left untreated, trauma will steal your happiness. It will keep you from building meaningful relationships. It will limit your freedom and hold you captive. This is no way to live! Let the caring professionals at Thriveworks Trauma Counseling of Greenville help you start your journey of healing right now. There’s no better time to get help for your trauma or PTSD than today. (864) 952-4048

We understand that healing from a traumatic event takes time. Your therapist will help you understand the feelings that are associated with trauma. You’ll work with your trauma therapist to create a plan to empower you to live a full and happy life once again – maybe even for the first time. Thriveworks Trauma Counseling of Greenville offers appointments that fit with your schedule. We offer day and evening appointments. Our trauma counseling offices are in a safe and relaxing environment. We take your insurance, too. Getting trauma counseling may be even more affordable than you had thought. Don’t wait another minute to get the help you deserve. Take the first step to reclaiming your life today. Call to schedule your first appointment now. (864) 952-4048

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  • 68 Pointe Cir Suite 3201
    Greenville, SC 29615

  • Mon-Fri:7:AM-9:30PM
    Saturday:7AM-6PM
    Sunday:8AM-5PM

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