Trauma Therapy

Trauma is an emotional response to an event viewed as physically or emotionally threatening or harmful. Trauma can create emotional effects immediately after the event and in the long term. Mental health therapy can decrease the emotional impact of trauma.

Trauma can lead to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and vicarious trauma. PTSD can develop when symptoms of the traumatic event continue or increase over time. Vicarious trauma, or secondary trauma, can occur when a person develops trauma symptoms in response to being in close contact with someone that experienced a traumatic event. Approximately 1 in 13 people in the U.S. will develop PTSD at some point in their life.

It is important to note that everyone handles stress and events differently. Therefore, trauma therapy would benefit you if you have experienced any distressing event and have felt unable to overcome symptoms associated with the event.

Our treatment approaches at Bloom allow you to explore traumatic experiences and emotional responses in a supportive and safe environment while building resiliency for future life experiences. Your past does not define you.

Common Symptoms of Trauma

  • Having difficulty processing your experience

  • Feeling overwhelmed

  • Helpless

  • Hopelessness

  • Denial

  • Anger or irritability

  • Fear

  • Anxiety

  • Sadness

  • Depression

  • Shame

  • Guilt

  • Confusion

  • Emotional numbness

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Flashbacks or persistant memories of the event

  • Nightmares

  • Sleeping difficulties

  • Avoidance of triggers to traumatic event

  • Feeling jumpy or constantly alert

  • Headaches*

  • Digestive issues*

  • Fatigue*

  • Racing heart*

  • Sweating*

* It is important to discuss any physical symptoms with a medical professional.

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