Have you ever been a victim of domestic abuse? Have you ever survived a natural disaster like a hurricane or a tornado? Were you bullied in grade school? Are you bullied now? These traumatic experiences can prove disturbing to one’s life. In fact, by definition, trauma is a disturbing or distressing event that causes psychological harm.
“There is no timestamp on trauma. There isn’t a formula that you can insert yourself into to get from horror to healed. Be patient. Take up space. Let your journey be the brain.” —Dawn Serra
It’s vital that trauma victims process their experience properly and receive the support they need to heal—especially if they show symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. If you have experienced trauma, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Jacksonville, FL to work with a trauma or PTSD therapist. These professionals specialize in helping trauma victims process and heal from their experience.
If you’re interested in working with a Thriveworks Jacksonville trauma therapist or PTSD therapist, give us a call at (904) 507-6712. A scheduling specialist will help you set up an appointment at your earliest convenience.
Do I Have PTSD? What Are Common PTSD Symptoms?
If you aren’t sure what classifies as trauma, trauma is a distressing experience that has a psychological impact on the victim. Examples include those listed above—domestic abuse, natural disasters, bullying—as well as the death of a loved one, mental or emotional abuse, and more. Those who witness trauma might struggle to resume their day to day activities. For example, one might find concentrating at work or school nearly impossible.
Someone who has experienced trauma might have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) if they exhibit a specific set of symptoms of a month or longer. These symptoms include:
- He or she has distressing nightmares and/or flashbacks
- They avoid places and things that remind them of their trauma
- He or she experiences sleep disturbances, loses their ability to concentrate, and/or becomes irritable
Trauma can cause one to feel disconnected from true life, lose interest in the activities they once enjoyed, and even engage in risky behavior. Also, they might feel guilty, mad, or afraid. Exact presentation of symptoms can vary significantly from person to person.
How Can Trauma Therapy or PTSD Therapy Help?
Trauma therapy and PTSD therapy are specifically designed to for trauma victims. It helps these individuals to process their trauma, cope with their PTSD symptoms, and manage any damage left behind. The main goal is to help clients find happiness and live a normal life again.
Just as the PTSD symptoms can vary, the layout of trauma therapy or PTSD therapy can vary too! The right approach for you will depend on your specific experience, needs, and goals for therapy. That being said, there are several common approaches:
- Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TFCBT)
- Psychodynamic therapy
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
If you have experienced trauma—abuse, bullying, the loss of a loved one, or another form of trauma—remember that it is incredibly important for you to process what has happened to you, including all of the emotions that come with that experience. A trauma therapist at Thriveworks Jacksonville, FL can offer you the right assistance, guidance, and support.
Set up a Trauma Therapy Appointment Today at Thriveworks Jacksonville
Is there an upsetting experience that has stuck with you? Do you have nightmares or flashbacks to said event? Consider working with a trauma therapist or PTSD psychologist at Thriveworks Jacksonville, FL. These providers have specific skills, training, and experience helping people post-trauma.
If you are ready to schedule an appointment and open up about your traumatic experience in order to heal, give us a call at (904) 507-6712. A scheduling specialist will assist you, and help you schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. Rest assured, we have extended hours in the evenings and on the weekends to best accommodate you. We understand that you might have a tight schedule or cannot make it in for the normal daytime appointments.
We look forward to the opportunity to meet you and hope to hear from you soon. Remember: You can thrive, and we can help.