Kelly finally escaped her mentally and emotionally abusive relationship. She felt immediate relief and muttered to herself, “It’s finally over.” But over the next few months, she realized that just because the abusive relationship was over didn’t mean that she was completely healed. She had nightmares and flashbacks to the abuse; she often felt distracted at work by memories of her experiences; and she preferred to stay home by herself to spending time with friends or family.
Mental and emotional abuse is just one example of trauma. And Kelly’s specific experience with trauma, detailed above, is but one example of the negative effects that come with trauma. A traumatic event is one that causes the individual psychological distress. It might come in the form of a mentally abusive relationship, physical violence, the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, or a near-death experience. And it can have devastating symptoms that disturb life as the individual knows it, as seen with Kelly.
“The conflict between the will to deny horrible events and the will to proclaim them aloud is the central dialectic of psychological trauma.” –Judith Lewis Herman
If you have witnessed a traumatic event and it’s having negative effects on your life, you might have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In any case, if you have experienced trauma, you could benefit from working with a trauma therapist. These experts help their clients process the event, cope with the aftermath, and get back to living a life that doesn’t center around this one disturbing experience. If you are in the Quincy, MA area, consider trauma therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Quincy. The trauma therapists on our team would be happy to help you heal post-trauma. Just give us a call to schedule your appointment.
What Is Trauma Therapy, PTSD Counseling?
Therapists provide their clients with a safe, comfortable space to discuss and work through their life’s woes. This involves opening up about their thoughts, feelings, and individual experiences, especially those that have shaped them. Trauma therapists work to accomplish this same goal, only treatment is trauma-focused.
Your trauma therapist at Thriveworks in Quincy, MA will help you accomplish smaller goals—like processing and coping with your trauma—to accomplish the big goal of living a happy, healthy life again post-trauma. Part of your journey will involve managing any symptoms of PTSD you may be experiencing, such as:
- Sleep disturbances like insomnia
- Emotional detachment
These can all take form after witnessing a disturbing or traumatic experience. Fortunately, your Thriveworks trauma therapist can help you through. They will help you to better cope with these symptoms so they don’t have a major impact on your day to day life.
How Can Trauma Therapy Benefit Me?
The trauma therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in Quincy, MA can prove valuable in different ways to their clients. Every traumatic experience is different, as is one’s reaction to it. Depending on your unique situation, you could experience the following benefits in trauma therapy:
- Better understand what trauma is as well as its effects
- Open up about thoughts, feelings, and experience
- Identify triggers of anxiety related to your trauma
- Develop tools for coping with PTSD symptoms
Our Thriveworks trauma therapists and PTSD counselors can help you heal from your trauma and get back to living the life you remember and love.
Work with a Trauma Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Quincy, MA
Depending on your specific trauma and your body’s response, trauma can have a devastating impact on life as you know it. If you find this to be the case after experiencing a traumatic event—domestic abuse, physical violence, the loss of a loved one or job, a near-death experience—consider working with a trauma therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Quincy, MA.
Our trauma therapists, PTSD counselors, and psychologists can start working with you as soon as tomorrow. When you call to schedule your appointment, just say that you want a next-day appointment and we will make that happen for you. Also, we offer flexible sessions in the evenings and on the weekends. Our quick, flexible scheduling process is designed to best accommodate you.