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Avoiding specific locations, sights, situations, and sounds that serve as reminders of the event.
Anxiety, depression, numbness, or guilt.
Intrusive thoughts, nightmares or flashbacks.
Anger, irritability, and hyper-vigilance.
Aggressive, reckless behavior, including self-harm.
Negative Mood and Cognition Symptoms
Loss of interest in activities that were once considered enjoyable.
Difficulty remembering details of the distressing event.
Change in habits or behavior since the trauma.
While many people can recover from trauma over time with the love and support of family and friends and bounce back with resiliency, others may discover effects of lasting trauma, which can cause a person to live with deep emotional pain, fear, confusion, or posttraumatic stress far after the event has passed.
In these circumstances, the support, guidance, and assistance of a therapist is fundamental to healing from trauma.
Research has proven psychotherapy to be the most effective form of treatment for trauma. Most commonly, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) are used in treating trauma.
If you or someone you know matches the trauma symptoms listed above, I am confident that I can help and invite you to contact me today for a free consultation.