Trauma looks different for each person who suffers from it. It may not always come from what we commonly think of as a horrific event. Someone could be traumatized from witnessing a crime, but also from abuse at the hands of their parents, or even being picked on through their school years. You also might
You are constantly taking in new information. It could come from an article you read online or the name of a new neighbor across the hall. Without neuroplasticity, you would not be able to retain that information nor would you be able to let that information change your perspective and way of thinking. Neuroplasticity can
When people hear the words trauma therapy, they sometimes balk. You yourself may even have said at some point, “Oh, no, that’s not for me. My life hasn’t been that bad.” This is because people tend to view trauma in extremes. Media sensationalization has taught us that trauma is typically characterized by the most violent,
Birth trauma can be a very personal experience, and it’s different for everyone. It is defined as “the emergence of a baby from its mother in a way that involves events or care that cause deep distress or psychological disturbance, which may or may not involve physical injury, but resulting in psychological distress of an
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