THERAPY FOR TRAUMA
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What is trauma?
We Specialize in Therapy for Trauma in NYC
There are many definitions of trauma but the most common theme is that trauma is any event which overwhelms a person’s ability to cope with it. Trauma affects your mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health and can make it difficult to live your life as you did before the trauma came into your life.
Trauma can come as either a one-time event or as a prolonged series of events.
Different causes of Trauma:
Sexual Assault + Abuse
Intimate Partner Violence/Domestic Violence
Childhood Abuse and/or Neglect
What does trauma look like?
Common Symptoms of Trauma
It’s important to know that the symptoms that you may be experiencing following trauma exposure are actually a very normal and natural response to a very abnormal situation. Some of these symptoms include:
Psychological + Emotional
Anxiety, fear, and panic attacks
Depression and feelings of hopelessness
Shock, denial, or disbelief
Confusion, difficulty concentrating
Mood swings, anger, and irritability
Shame, guilt, and self-blame
Hypervigilance, or a feeling of always being on edge
Feelings of numbness or dissociation
Social isolation and relational issues
Difficulty sleeping or nightmares
Feeling overly tired or easily fatigued
Heightened startle response
Difficulty concentrating on normal tasks
Racing heartbeat or heart palpitations
Bodily aches and pains
THERAPISTS WHO CAN HELP
NYC Therapists Who Specialize in Therapy for Trauma
Connecting with the right therapist is the most important factor in your search. We’re here to help you find a great match.
What does therapy for trauma in NYC look like?
Our therapists specialize in the treatment of trauma, including interpersonal violence, sexual assault, childhood trauma, and complex trauma.
If you experienced abuse or neglect during childhood, as an adult you may experience anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and difficulty setting boundaries with others. It’s not uncommon for individuals who experienced childhood trauma to have difficulty coping effectively with life’s challenges.
We use the evidence-based practices below in our therapeutic approach including:
Insight-Oriented Therapy (Psychodynamic)
Insight-oriented therapy is based on the belief that through increased consciousness we can create new life experiences. This therapeutic process involves the therapist and client exploring and gaining a better understanding of how feelings, beliefs, actions, and events from the past may be influencing our current mindset and circumstances. The goal of insight-oriented therapy is to empower you with a sense of clarity so that you have the freedom to make new, adaptive, and healthier choices that support your continuing growth.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
This process is focused on addressing thought patterns, physical symptoms, and behaviors. Research shows that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a very effective form of treating a variety of issues. Through compassionate and supportive care, we hope to create a safe space for you to feel comfortable in starting the process toward growth and reducing the feelings of depression and anxiety you may be feeling. CBT can be used alone or combined with mindfulness/meditation.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
EMDR helps individauls reprocess traumatic memories to make them less emotionally charged and overwhelming. EMDR uses visual, auditory, or tactile rhythmic side-to-side movements in order to stimulate the brain bilaterally which helps the brain reprocess traumatic memories in a more adaptive way.
Through consistent practice, like meditation, we become more focused on the present and understand our experience in the here-and-now. Mindfulness teaches us to shift our attention away from negative thought patterns that lead to the unsatisfactory and problematic thoughts and behaviors and move toward positive and meaningful growth. Mindfulness can be used alone or combined with insight-oriented therapy and CBT.
group therapy for trauma
We also offer evidence-based group therapy for trauma in NYC. Typically, members will start with our Trauma Skills Group to improve how they cope with unwanted trauma symptoms. Then, once you gain the foundational skills, you can choose to join our Trauma Processing Group to begin your journey towards healing.
Are you struggling to feel better after trauma?
We can help.
We offer many therapeutic options to treat trauma. Learn strategies that will help you overcome trauma symptoms and develop skills for taking action to enjoy your life again. Reach out today for a 30-minute complimentary consultation with a NYC trauma specialist.