Trauma Healing Counseling ServicesRead About Trauma Therapy, PTSD, EMDR, and Trauma Healing
Trauma Counseling Services with 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. Trauma counseling can help you know what factors are part of how a traumatic experience has been so difficult for you. It also helps you find a way to overcome it.
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. It is possible you are wondering if you have PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Trauma counseling can help you not only heal but also understand what has happened to you.
Another difficult thing can be how people respond to you when you talk about what happened to you. You might hear things like, “You should be over it by now,” or similar statements. People may not understand why you react so strongly to situations that trigger awful memories. We do, and we can help you make those reactions stop.
In trauma counseling, to heal from a traumatic experience (or several traumatic experiences), you are likely to work on:
- Building healthy and effective 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 how your own beliefs relate to your experience and your healing
- Gaining insight into how the trauma has affected you and the meaning it carries for you
- Understanding the different ways that PTSD might affect you and how to overcome it, if this diagnosis fits your situation
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. These and many other resources are helpful along with trauma counseling.
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 different types of trauma counseling, including EMDR therapy. This location is also close to Ken Caryl, Lakewood, Columbine Valley, Morrison, Roxborough, and Highlands Ranch.