Trauma and PTSD Counseling in Newark, DE

Trauma and PTSD Counseling in Newark, DE (New Castle County)

No one deserves to go through a trauma. Whatever form it takes- emotional, sexual, physical, one-time, or chronic- trauma and PTSD takes a strong toll. You didn’t choose trauma, and you didn’t choose the unique way your brain copes with it. It’s not fair, and it’s not your fault. We wish more than anything that we could give you a magic pill to make all this undue pain and burden go away. We can’t, but we can walk with you and support, encourage, and help you heal. Thriveworks Newark is here to stand with you. Together, healing is possible. We think this quote from Michelle Rosental sums it up nicely:

            “Trauma creates changes you don’t choose. Healing is about creating change you do choose.”

Michelle Rosental

A trauma is devastating because it does not stay confined to the event itself. Trauma has a way of sneaking into our work, family, friends, health, dreams- it is a poison that is hard to track.

But healing is possible. There is always hope.

Healing is not only possible- with the advanced therapeutic techniques that are individualized to fit your unique situation, healing is likely. It will take time. It won’t always be easy. But the peace we are fighting for is worth it. The trauma counselors at Newark are here to make sure that end goal is reached as fast and efficiently as possible.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment today, give us a call at 302-724-6662.

What Are the Symptoms of Trauma?

Trauma and PTSD are powerful because of how they impact the brain. Our brains are processing millions bits of information every second- it is an incredible organ. But all that data coming in and being processed also means it is more receptible of damage. When a brain encounters a trauma, its primary goal is to protect itself- and by extension, protect you. However, the way it does this is not always beneficial in the long-run and is responsible for many of the painful symptoms you experience now, sometimes resulting in PTSD. Processing a trauma is hard, and your brain will avoid it for as long as possible.

But the brain is also a remarkable healer, and when we allow it to process the trauma in a safe, nonjudgmental environment, it will heal and become stronger.

You are never broken from trauma. Your brain might just be on the defensive right now. Understandably so, it just went through something traumatic! But Newark trauma and PTSD therapy can help healing occur. We make sure to go at your pace; healing has no deadline; we only strive for progress.

If you recognize these symptoms in yourself or a loved one, it’s worth reaching out for more information:

  • Recurrent, painful dreams
  • Flashbacks
  • Emotional numbness
  • Jittery/always on edge
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Hesitancy to open up to other people, even those you trusted before the trauma
  • Persistent fear, horror, anger, guilt, or shame
  • Diminished interest in activities you previously enjoy
  • Difficulty feeling positive emotions
  • A general feeling of detachment from the world or yourself
  • Continuous feeling of discomfort in stomach and gut

Trauma, and the possible result of PTSD, will look different for everyone. If you don’t relate to the symptoms above, your struggles are still valid! The list is by no means exhaustive. If you feel a disconnect from where you are and where you want to be, Thriveworks Newark PTSD therapy can help!

How Does PTSD and Trauma Therapy at Newark Work?

Counseling for Trauma at Thriveworks Newark will always be focused on you. At the end of the day, change comes from you. The therapy session should be designed, therefore, in a way that best suits your strengths, doubts, and goals.

Surviving trauma is just one tiny puzzle piece in the wonderful mosaic of who you are. Your passions, goals, pasts, present, hobbies, skills, family, friends, favorite song, all of it- makes up who you are. All of it is important in a counseling session.

Of course, a big part of healing from trauma, especially PTSD counseling, is using the researched techniques. They include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Trauma symptom education
  • Practicing personal, effective coping skills (relaxation exercises, anger-management techniques, guided imagery, mindfulness, etc.)
  • Support in managing a healthy sleep, exercise, and diet schedule
  • Work through guilt, self-blame, and other destructive emotions that could be surrounding the trauma.
  • Heal the fear and anxiety still present. Unaddressed emotions are one of the biggest culprits for trauma symptoms.
  • Address any comorbid struggles such as anxiety or depression.

What happened to you is in no way your fault. And it has no say in your future. You have shown courage and strength for even reading this and considering therapy to address trauma. You have what it comes to overcome your past and build a future you’re excited for- one of hope, peace, and healing.

Call Thriveworks Newark for more information or to schedule an appointment today. We can be reached at 302-724-6662.

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I called to make an appointment for my daughter and Kenyata was SO friendly and helpful. She answered all of my questions and was so easy to talk to. Scheduling as a first-time patient is always so difficult, but this was so easy and accomodating. If the scale is 1-5, 5 being the best, I'd give my experience a 10!
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When Dr Thompson announced she was opening a Thriveworks office in Newark, I was thrilled. Over the past 20 years, I have referred many clients to Dr Thompson and found her to be sensitive, caring, ethical, and highly skilled with a wide range of clients. She was able to connect with folks who’ve had difficulty finding a good fit with other clinicians, and she seemed to know just the right approach with some of my clients who’d tried therapy in the past, but didn’t really feel at ease. Her compassion, experience, and excellent clinical skills make her my first choice when referring out; I would send my own family members to Dr Thompson.
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    Newark, DE 19711

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    Saturday:8AM-5PM
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