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Trauma

The body has a way of responding to trauma, which refers to highly stressful events. If you’ve been affected by trauma that’s happened to you or someone else, you might have had flashbacks, nightmares, or other problems that affect your quality of life. The mental health providers at Thriving Center of Psychology in Midtown, New York, NY, SoHo, NY, Los Angeles, CA, and Miami, FL, can help. Learn more about emotional trauma care by scheduling an evaluation online or calling the clinics directly.

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Trauma Q & A

What causes emotional trauma?

Emotional trauma can feel like a shock and diminish your mental and physical health. Women, men, and children can be subject to all types of trauma, including:

  • Sexual, physical, or mental abuse
  • Automobile accidents
  • Mass shootings
  • Financial stress, such as home foreclosures
  • Chronic or terminal illness
  • Death of a loved one
  • Hurricanes or other natural disasters

After a harrowing event, the emotional trauma you go through can affect you for weeks, months, or even years. But, regardless of the event, you don’t need to deal with the after-effects of trauma alone. 

When should I seek mental health care for trauma?

The experienced practitioners at Thriving Center of Psychology can help you cope with emotional trauma and prevent recurring issues. You should seek mental health care if your trauma causes:

  • Panic attacks
  • Mood swings
  • Diminished or increased appetite
  • Poor communication with your partner
  • Intense sensitivity to sirens, smoke, or other trauma-related stimuli
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Missed work or school

Emotional trauma can cause immense discomfort and decrease your enjoyment of life. To cope, you might end up pulling away from loved ones or remove yourself from activities or events you once enjoyed. If you’re experiencing any symptoms, contact Thriving Center of Psychology and get started on a treatment plan.

How is emotional trauma treated?

Unfortunately, recovery from emotional trauma doesn’t happen overnight. However, you’ll have help from your Thriving Center of Psychology provider all along the way. They’ll offer a combination from among the following treatments:

  • Meditation or relaxation techniques
  • Psychotherapy (talk therapy)
  • Online video TeleTherapy
  • Life coaching
  • Neurofeedback (electroencephalographic or EEG biofeedback)
  • Virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET)
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Couples or group therapy
  • Establishing routines

CLICK HERE to learn more about the effectiveness of Virtual Reality Therapy (VRET) in treating trauma.

Some of your trauma symptoms may never diminish completely, but you’ll learn to cope with them and get your life back. Your mental health provider at Thriving Center of Psychology will likely recommend weekly sessions for several months. Over time, you’ll be able to face your traumatic triggers and not let them overpower you. 

Take the first step and contact Thriving Center of Psychology to schedule your trauma assessment. You can use the online scheduler or call one of the offices directly.