Do I Need Trauma Therapy?
You go through the motions of daily life and most of the time you’re doing okay, but other times, you feel disconnected, spacey, or forgetful. You go from feeling numb to feeling intense anger, fear, or sadness. These feelings seem to come out of nowhere and are confusing. When you’re overwhelmed, you get irritated and snap at others but then you immediately feel guilty and mad at yourself. You frequently question if you have experienced trauma or if you are over dramatizing. You tell yourself it wasn’t that bad, yet you struggle to move past the trauma. All trauma is valid and no trauma is too big or small to work through!
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & Complex Trauma
Maybe you have experienced one traumatic event which can lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or several traumas throughout your life, which can lead to Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD). You may find yourself feeling guilty, anxious, and depressed. You struggle to maintain relationships and often feel you are too reactive and can’t control your emotions.
Examples of trauma include, but are not limited to, childhood abuse, domestic partner abuse, childhood neglect, abandonment, witnessing domestic violence, being raised by an emotionally withholding parent, being the victim of psychological/emotional manipulation, sexual assault, experiencing any life threatening event, and exposure to direct combat.
- Trouble focusing or concentrating
- Experiencing “brain fog”
- You or your surroundings don’t feel “real”
- Frequent worry, fear, easily startled or agitated
- People pleasing
- Feeling depressed
- Perfectionistic behaviors, overly organized or structured
- Trouble sleeping, nightmares
- Physical pain: stomachaches, headaches, muscle aches
- Trouble in relationships
- Feeling guilt and shame
- Low self-esteem, overly critical of self
- Avoiding people or places that cause stress
How Can Trauma Therapy Help Me?
I specialize in providing trauma therapy for adults and teens. Through therapy you can begin to heal and live the type of life you want. With therapy you can:
Understand trauma responses
Feel less anxious and depressed
Improve your concentration, be able to enjoy the moment
Improve relationships and recognize trauma bonding
Discover helpful ways of coping with strong emotions
Discover ways to create a sense of safety and calm
Improve your self-esteem, decrease self-loathing and self criticism
Feel more connected and whole
Relieve yourself from the burden of guilt and worry
You can feel at peace and have hope. Contact me today to get started with therapy for trauma and anxiety!
Offered online in Tennessee and Georgia!