Trauma Healing Therapy ServicesHealing therapy information for traumatic experiences.
Counseling for Trauma Services and Information from LifePaths Counseling Center
The way each of us responds to potentially traumatic situations can be very different. What one person may consider to be traumatic can have little impact on another. Sometimes it is difficult to understand the complicated feelings and reactions we experience in the days, months, or even years after a traumatic experience has occurred. Counseling for trauma can help.
In counseling, to heal from a traumatic experience (or several traumatic experiences), you are likely to work on:
- Building healthy coping skills to manage day-to-day anxiety, depression, stress, and triggers that bring on intense emotions associated with the trauma
- Understanding the nature of trauma, and trauma healing, to better understand your own experience
- Understanding your own beliefs related to your experience and your healing
- Gaining insight into how the trauma has affected you and the meaning it carries for you
Peter Levine has published some work that is helpful in trauma healing. He has published a book titled Waking the Tiger, that is a good reference on this subject. His book can be helpful to those that have either experienced trauma or anyone with a loved one who has had a traumatic experience and wants to understand this better. Dr. Levine also has published a set of CDs on the same subject that includes exercises which can be very helpful as well.
Counseling for trauma can help you to restore peace and balance in your life, and reduce the lingering effects of a past traumatic experience.
You may be helped by traditional talk therapy, and you may also be interested in utilizing EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy for this as well. Three of our counselors are trained in EMDR and can help you with this fast and effective method of treatment, if you choose to try it.
At our Littleton/Ken Caryl location, Jodi Hardesty and Kelly Coté both work with healing trauma, and are trained in EMDR therapy. This location is also close to Lakewood, Columbine Valley, Morrison, Roxborough, and Highlands Ranch.