Something terrible has happened to you. This may have been rape, sexual or physical assault, a terrible accident, or childhood abuse or neglect. Regardless of the situation surviving trauma left you feeling like a completely different person. You aren’t able to enjoy life like you used to.
Now, you’re always reactive and on-guard for something terrible to happen. You want to move forward and move past the trauma, but you can’t. You’re frequently triggered by memories and flashbacks of your trauma. You wonder if relief is possible, and sometimes life feels hopeless.
Common reactions to trauma and symptoms of PTSD:
- Irritability, anger, or hostility
- Self-destructive behavior
- Sadness, or extreme depression
- Loss of pleasure in the things you used to enjoy
- Extreme anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Changes in sleep: insomnia, frequent night wakings, or sleeping too much
- Changes in appetite: eating too much or too little
- Flashbacks or nightmares
- Avoidance or self-isolation
- Unwanted thoughts
- Self-harm or suicidal thoughts/attempts
Every trauma survivor’s story is unique. And, so are the symptoms they experience. However, any of these symptoms or reactions to trauma make it very hard for you to go about your day to day life. Trauma affects your self-confidence, self-esteem, relationships, and maybe even your academic or job performance. In fact, sometimes, it is hard to focus on anything but what happened to you.
Help for Survivors is Available With Trauma Treatment and PTSD Treatment
You don’t have to live a half-life any longer. You can move forward and regain control of your thoughts and emotions. The therapists at Renewed Hope Counseling Services in Greenwood, IN are trained to help children and adults overcome the trauma they have experienced. We know that seeking help can be scary, especially if you’ve lived with the symptoms of PTSD for a while. But, we assure you that trauma treatment isn’t just about reliving what happened to you. You will learn tools to cope with your pain and unwanted thoughts so you can reclaim your life.
Our therapists will provide you with a safe space to process your trauma and share your thoughts and emotions. We are compassionate and skilled in providing the highest level of trauma treatment.
Our Approach to Trauma Treatment and PTSD Treatment
We know that after experiencing the unthinkable, it might be hard to trust other people, especially a stranger. Therefore, the first step in trauma therapy is establishing a relationship of trust with your therapist. Then, we will move on to learning coping techniques that will provide you with some immediate relief from your trauma and PTSD symptoms. But, these techniques alone are not enough to heal completely. When you’re ready, we will move on and help you process what happened to you and how it makes you feel. This is when the real work begins. It is hard, and emotionally draining. But, we assure you that when you’ve completed trauma treatment you will feel relief.
To help you heal from trauma, our therapy team uses a variety of evidence-based therapeutic techniques to help you process what happened and cope.
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a relatively new type of trauma treatment that has become very popular recently. EMDR is a short-term trauma treatment. Although your brain can normally move past challenging or upsetting events, after your trauma you felt stuck and unable to move forward in your life. EMDR breaks through your mental barriers to help you heal by helping you process your trauma. EMDR uses eye-movements and tapping to stimulate your brain to help you access memories and emotions that are causing you distress. Then you can learn techniques to cope with the trauma you’ve experienced.
Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT)
TF-CBT is a relatively short form of trauma treatment that typically lasts anywhere between eight and twenty-five sessions. This approach is especially useful in helping you identify your unhelpful thoughts, emotions, or beliefs about the trauma you experienced. Then, you will learn how to change your narrative about what you experienced. You will also learn coping techniques to deal with the symptoms of PTSD.
After trauma treatment at Renewed Hope Counseling Services, you will find you have a renewed interest in life. You will no longer be held captive by the trauma you experienced because you will be in control of your life. You will feel a sense of relief and peace knowing that you can handle those unwanted symptoms and thoughts that may arise from time to time because you’ve learned useful coping techniques in therapy.
Begin Trauma Treatment and PTSD Treatment in Greenwood, IN:
If you’re ready to regain control over your life and get back to enjoying the things you love, then contact us about trauma treatment. Our skilled therapists are ready to help you reclaim your life and find new meaning and purpose.
To begin counseling in Greenwood, IN, follow these steps:
- Contact our counseling clinic to make an appointment
- Learn more about our counseling practice and our therapy team
- Being trauma treatment and find peace and healing
Other Services Offered at Renewed Hope Counseling Services
In addition to trauma treatment, our therapists offer a wide variety of mental health services at our counseling center in Greenwood, IN. Our therapy services include anxiety treatment, depression treatment, EMDR, counseling for new mothers, perinatal anxiety and mood disorders, couples therapy and marriage counseling, teen therapy, and family therapy. We also offer professional EMDR certification and consultations and PMADS consultations. If you can’t make it into our therapy clinic, our therapists offer online therapy in Indiana to treat a variety of mental health concerns. To learn more, please contact our counseling clinic.