We listen and provide you with a judgment free environment. We assist to address your emotional and psychological problems like:
Anxiety; depression; Panic attacks Lack of self-esteem; Trauma and PTSD.
What is trauma?
Is an injury as a result of an experience that causes sever emotional distress and or psychological damage.
Trauma impacts a person’s physiological, emotional, physical and mental health. Not all traumatic experiences are the same, and there are different treatment strategies for the various types. These strategies help people regain balance in their life.
The main types of Trauma:
What is Acute Trauma?
Acute trauma is often associated with a single event: a car accident, theft, a love one’s passing, an act of violence, witnessing a violent event or any experience that threatens one’s physical or emotional safety.
A person reacting to acute trauma may exhibits any of the following symptoms:
• A lack of self-care
• Loss of focus or production at work or school
Acute trauma can progress into mental health illness like depression and anxiety.
What Is Chronic Trauma?
The word chronic means ongoing, so it refers to trauma that happens repeatedly. Or chronic incidents reoccur over and over and may include the following situations:
• Long term child abuse;
• Experience an impact of a war;
• Ongoing sexual abuse;
• Living within a domestically violent environment.
Symptoms of Chronic Trauma
The symptoms of chronic trauma may keep survivors trapped for an extended amount of time. Survivors of chronic trauma tends to exhibit the followings:
Reliving the event;
Avoiding situation that remind you of the event;
Having negative beliefs & feelings;
Hyperarousal: feeling tense.
Behavioral Reactions to Chronic Trauma
When a person does not receive treatment to deal with chronic trauma, he may also demonstrate any of the following behaviors:
• Sexual avoidance
• Sexual promiscuity
• Drug or alcohol abuse
• Unhealthy personal relationships
• Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Living with a chronic trauma requires that a person take any of the following actions:
• Attempt to survive using a variety of survival mechanisms
• Adapt to the greatest extent possible
• Attempt to minimize the impact
Because these strategies are reactive and defensive, a person suffering from chronic trauma may experience any of the following problems:
• Misperceptions of their environment
• Impaired memories
Survivors of this kind of trauma may require much more treatment as the pain lasts much longer.
No worries, anyone who suffers from trauma can recover, and we can help