McDonough Trauma Counseling

Trauma Counseling- McDonough Therapists and Counselors

A traumatic event can have a devastatingly lasting impact on your mental health and general well-being. Trauma occurs when an individual becomes a victim of a significant event including assault, burglary, natural disasters, war and witnessing an accident. It is a subjective experience that causes adverse psychological and physical reactions that are triggered each time a memory or reminder of the event occurs.

Post-traumatic stress disorder is commonly experienced and has been recognized as a major condition in post-war soldiers returning from military duties. Trauma not only affects individuals and entire families in the moment but for many years thereafter the frightening memories remain.Unfortunately, such extensive trauma simply cannot be managed without professional assistance. Trauma counseling is an essential part of the recovery and rehabilitation process.

Trauma Counseling

Trauma Counseling is a practice guided by a professional counselor that is aimed at addressing the experience of a traumatic event. It serves to introduce the tools and support needed to overcome and manage the psychological implications associated with the event. Trauma is the perception of threat or harm to yourself or another. It includes individual responses where witnessing an accident or threatening event becomes a reality. When individuals feel overpowered, overwhelmed and lose a sense of control, it is considered trauma.

Trauma counseling involves a series of therapies that are combined to help you manage the traumatic circumstance and memories. Many people develop severe anxiety and suffer panic attacks upon the memory or an environmental trigger of a past trauma. Working collaboratively with a professional counselor helps uncover the type of trauma experienced and the best means of treatment. The approach is highly individualized owing to the unique experiences reported by the patient.

Therapy assists in desensitizing individuals to the potential triggers in their immediate environment that may elicit an unfavorable response. It includes an exploration of the event itself, future life goals and what it is that you wish to achieve out of your therapy.

Although speaking about the trauma can be hard, it is an important step towards psychological freedom. Regaining a sense of power and working through the emotions associated with the event assist in addressing the symptoms affecting your daily life. Post-traumatic stress can cause real-life flashbacks and reliving the event. It can cause ongoing nightmares and panic attacks that make living a quality of life increasingly difficult. Therapy is sought to guide individuals through the process of healing from trauma.

The goals for therapy include:

  • Skill development
  • Overcoming reliving or role playing the event
  • Creating technique to improve well-being
  • To minimize thoughts stuck in the past and to shift to current lifestyle
  • To improve a sense of power and control

Thriveworks Counseling and Coaching in McDonough offers trauma sufferers superior support and professional solutions. Our purpose is to address the needs and goals of every client to ensure their well-being is managed and psychological health achieved. Our skilled and expert team is dedicated to assisting all persons who have suffered trauma. Call us today at 678-853-5849!

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