Trauma Counseling2018-10-10T05:20:18+00:00

Trauma Counseling

What is Trauma?

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder—or Trauma—is the physical and emotional responses that someone has due to an extremely negative event. These responses disrupt the normal functioning of that person, leaving them unable to respond to everyday situations.
While the definition of “negative” can vary from person to person, some experiences are almost universally traumatic:
Experiencing or witnessing a violent act
Rape and sexual abuse
Neglect during childhood, whether physical or emotional
Disruptive natural disasters and terrorist attacks
Permanent and abrupt separation form loved ones

Results of Trauma

Regardless of what you have suffered, other events can trigger an emotional response, and—if the emotions are disruptive—physiological reactions can occur. You should seriously consider trauma therapy or even PTSD treatment if a situation involuntarily makes you feel:
Afraid or unusually startled
Irritable, agitated, or hostile
Disconnected or withdrawn from others
Confused or unable to focus


Trauma Counseling

Since PSTD and trauma are caused by events that people don’t normally experience, here at Naya Clinic, we establish consistent routines to help you regain a sense of normalcy. This could be as simple as meeting at the same time, on the same day, at the same place each weekly session. Familiarity can go a long way in helping you relax and able to explore your feelings.
This consistency is the foundation for your path to recovery. You will not be asked to describe any of your traumatic experiences. Our counselors will be there to help you along your way, at your pace. We may not be able to comprehend exactly what you are going through, but we can help and support you through it.

Trauma Treatment

The PTSD therapy path falls into two main stages:
Stage One:
The first stage of trauma and PTSD counseling begins with understanding your body’s fight-or-flight response. By being aware of this defense mechanism, you can then learn to self-regulate your emotions. When you are comfortable, we will begin exploring your feelings associated with the trauma (though, to repeat, you are under no obligation to rehearse your experiences). With this knowledge, you will
begin to be able to establish trust with others, whether by rediscovering old connections or by finding new ones.
Stage Two:
Once you have regained a sense of agency over your life, we can begin discussing your “post trauma” goals and the direction you want to go with your life. You will then have the tools to leverage your own resilience in exploring relationships. All the while, you will be able to grow and heal within the consistent and therapeutic environment from beginning to end.


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