We all know the feeling- your stomach tightens, you feel sick, your hands start to shake, and your thoughts are racing. Anxiety is far from a rare human occurrence. In fact, anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issue in the United States, with nearly 20% of adults experiencing it within the last year.
There’s a new buzzword circulating the mental health field and counseling offices: trauma-informed care. This adjusted way of thinking has been revolutionizing the way professionals provide therapy, and you are likely to encounter it in your mental health journey. If you’ve looked through our therapist page you’ve probably seen trauma-informed care or trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy
Trauma can be acute (short lasting), chronic (long lasting) or complex (multiple and long lasting), but it always leaves a mark. All of us have experienced emotional wounds. Whether it’s a bad break up, a divorce, the loss of a loved one, having survived a natural disaster, or verbal and emotional abuse, we carry scars