How trauma affects your body

Emotional and psychological trauma can be caused by a one-time event that is emotionally painful, distressful or shocking, or ongoing, repeated exposure to stress.

Trauma and stress are natural reactions that are experienced by many people who go through a traumatic event.

About 70 % of U.S. adults have experienced a severe traumatic event at least once in their life and one out of five go on to develop symptoms of PTSD

The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress

If struggling with trauma is interfering with your everyday life, now is the time to get help.

How does trauma affect your body?

You may find yourself feeling disconnected, numb, or unable to trust. You may experience upsetting emotions such as anxiety, numbness, and anger, or feel that even small issues cause a big emotional response.

You might have chronic pain, memory loss, or be hypersensitive to sensory stimuli.

Some try to deal with these feelings through substance abuse or risk taking. Perhaps your family has noticed that you have changed. Or, perhaps you are worried about how your changed behavior is affecting your family. You may feel isolated or alone. All of these are often related to trauma.

You don't have to face the symptoms of trauma alone. Therapy can help you recover from trauma and regain control over your life.

Trauma therapy with a licensed therapist or psychologist can help

The goal of trauma therapy is to identify and treat the symptoms affecting you so that you can lead a safer and healthier life.

In therapy, your therapist will accompany you through the stages of recovery from trauma. From re-stabilizing yourself to processing the trauma and rejoining your friends and family, your therapist will listen to you and work with you to help you safely and securely reclaim your life.

Online Therapy for Trauma

If you have an erratic schedule, or if leaving the house is difficult for you, online therapy for trauma poses a creative solution. Online therapy for trauma can provide specialized help for your situation without requiring you to leave the comfort and safety of your own home.

To learn more about the constructive help that you can receive for trauma, please reach out to a therapist today. Click here to connect with a therapist.

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