Trauma Therapy in Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck)—Trauma and PTSD Therapists

Trauma Therapy in Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck)—Trauma and PTSD Therapists

Have you ever been in an abusive relationship? Have you lived through a natural disaster? Do you have a history of being bullied in grade school? These are traumatic experiences that can have long-term effects on your life. By definition, trauma is a disturbing or distressing experience. And it can change life as you know it.

“PTSD nightmares aren’t always exact replays of the event. Sometimes, they replay the emotions they felt during the event, such as fear, helplessness, and sadness.” —Alice Cariv

It is important that victims of trauma get the help and support that they need, especially if they exhibit signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If you are a victim of trauma, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck) to schedule a trauma therapy appointment. We have therapists that specialize in helping people who have experienced trauma. These professionals have helped many trauma victims cope with their PTSD symptoms, process their experience, and ultimately live better. Give us a call at (757) 347-3155 when you’re ready to schedule an appointment.

What Are PTSD Symptoms?

As we briefly explained above, trauma is a disturbing or distressing experience, of which often has a psychological impact on the individual. Examples of trauma include physical assault, mental or emotional abuse, surviving a natural disaster, losing a loved one, getting bullied, and so on. Those who experience a traumatic event often struggle to function normally; for example, they fail to focus at work or school, or they become distracted in conversations with others.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be diagnosed if an individual presents specific symptoms for at least a month, post-trauma. The main symptoms of PTSD are:

  • The individual has nightmares or flashbacks to the traumatic experience, which causes significant distress
  • He or she avoids going places and doing things that might trigger bad memories
  • The individual has difficulty sleeping or concentrating, and/or becomes irritable

Victims of trauma might feel disconnected from reality, lose interest in the things and people they care about, and even engage in dangerous behavior. Additionally, they might feel guilty, fearful, or angry. The symptoms vary from person to person.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of PTSD after witnessing a traumatic event, reach out to Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck). A trauma therapist can help you manage your symptoms and heal properly post-trauma.

How Does Trauma Therapy Work?

Trauma therapy is designed to help trauma victims process their experience and remedy the psychological damage it has caused. The ultimate goal is to assist clients in reaching a happy place again and being able to function normally.

As with the trauma and PTSD symptoms, trauma treatment can vary as well. The type of treatment that is right for you will depend on your needs! However, there are a few common approaches:

  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TFCBT)
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Psychodynamic therapy

If you have are a victim of trauma, remember just how important it is for you to process the experience and all of the emotions that come with it. Also, know that you don’t have to go through this alone. A trauma therapist at Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck) can prove you with the right help and support.

Schedule Trauma Therapy at Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck)

Have you witnessed a disturbing or distressing event that just stuck with you? Do you think you could benefit from working with a trauma therapist or PTSD therapist? Consider working with a trauma or PTSD therapist at Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck). We have therapists who specialize in helping people who have experienced trauma as well as those who have gone on to develop PTSD symptoms.

If you’re ready to schedule an appointment, just give us a call at (757) 347-3155. We will have flexible scheduling options for you to choose from, including evening and weekend sessions. Additionally, we accept most major insurance plans. Keep these benefits in mind, and reach out to us if you have any questions. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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