Trauma Therapy

Trauma Therapy

You can’t stop replaying what happened in your mind.

It feels like every time your mind isn’t preoccupied, you start thinking about what happened.

It feels like you’re different since it happened. You can’t quite place your finger on it, but you know you don’t feel the same way anymore.

It’s been long enough. You should be over it. Right?

If These Sound Like The Thoughts That Have Been Playing In Your Head, You May Be Experiencing Trauma.

Living with the aftermath of trauma can, at times, feel unbearable. You find yourself feeling guilty for what happened. Often, you run through the experience in your mind and pick out everything you think you should’ve done differently. “If I A, B, or C, then maybe it wouldn’t have happened.” In addition, it feels like it’s been long enough. It happened in the past, so it should stay in the past. Right? Sometimes, it feels like your mind is obsessed with what happened. You find yourself replaying the situation constantly. Over and over again. It doesn’t leave your mind. This, at times, leaves you feeling hopeless.

Symptoms Of Trauma

As trauma therapists, we know that trauma happens to many people. In addition, trauma can have lasting impacts on us. While each person experiences trauma differently, here are some common symptoms we’ve seen in trauma therapy:

  • Unwanted memories about the event
  • Avoiding certain situations that are similar to the traumatic event
  • Feeling guilty
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Nightmares
  • Partaking in self-destructive behavior

To learn more about other common symptoms of trauma, take a look at this article that outlines other symptoms seen in trauma therapy. To be clear, this is a very short list of all the possible symptoms someone can experience after experiencing trauma. We recognize that trauma affects each one differently. Furthermore, we acknowledge that your experience is unique and will take the necessary steps as counselors.

Trauma Therapy Can Help

Living with the aftermath of a traumatic event is incredibly difficult. You find yourself acting in ways that are hard to explain to others that haven’t had the same experiences as you. However, you’re not alone. As trauma therapists, we have helped many people who are struggling with the same things you are. Through trauma therapy, we have helped other people just like you regain control of their life. And we can do the same for you.

Imagine not reliving what happened over and over again. Our trauma therapists understand the turmoil you experience. And, they’re here to help.

Counseling Las Cruces Approach to Trauma Therapy

As trauma therapists, we know that trauma looks different in each person that experiences it. For some people, it’s more apparent and obvious. For others, it’s not as obvious. Because of that, we take a unique and individualized approach to every person we work in trauma therapy. However, we always have the same goal: our trauma therapists want you to feel safe and secure in trauma therapy.

We would be lying if we said trauma therapy was easy. Truthfully, it will probably be difficult. It will likely challenge you. But, you aren’t in this alone. Throughout your entire journey in trauma therapy, we will walk beside you and support you through it. As trauma therapists, we have worked with a wide variety of folks that bring diverse experiences to the table. Through trauma therapy, our goal is for you to feel in control of your life and your experiences.

Begin Trauma Therapy In Santa Fe, NM

You’ve tried to move on. But, it seems like your mind won’t let you. There are constant reminders everywhere as if the universe is purposely trying to sabotage you. You’re not weak, you’re just trying to move on from trauma. And luckily, our trauma therapists are here to help. Through trauma therapy, we’ll help you heal and recover from what’s happened in the past. Additionally, we’ll help you feel in control of your life and your future. When you’re ready to begin your path with trauma therapy, follow these steps:

Other Counseling Services Provided In New Mexico

Trauma therapy isn’t the only service we offer at Counseling Las Cruces. We’re able to help in our Las Cruces counseling clinic or through online therapy. Our team of skilled and specialized counselors is able to provide support through a variety of situations. We are able to treat individualscouples, and families. As a whole, we specialize in treating depression, and anxiety, in addition to trauma. Additionally, we provide counseling for new mothers and teens to help navigate the new challenges that they are facing. At Counseling Las Cruces, we’re excited to embark on this journey together.

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.

Trauma Symptoms

According to the four types of symptoms listed in the DSM-5

Avoidance Symptoms

  • Avoiding specific locations, sights, situations, and sounds that serve as reminders of the event
  • Anxiety, depression, numbness, or guilt

Re-experiencing Symptoms

  • Intrusive thoughts, nightmares or flashbacks

Hyperarousal Symptoms

  • Anger, irritability, and hypervigilance
  • Aggressive, reckless behavior, including self-harm
  • Sleep disturbances

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

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.