61% of men, 51% of women report exposure to at least one traumatic event in the United States. Truth be told, this is simply one statistic, and in reality it is probably much higher than this, because….. trauma comes in many forms. We have your “typical” trauma that might come to mind when you think of trauma or PTSD. We call these “T” traumas. War veteran, rape, car accident, medical issues, bullying and the list goes on. Additionally we have “t” traumas, or smaller incidences that change us emotionally for the long haul, because traumas are an individual’s experience, and simply something that changes us emotionally for the long haul….. Trauma does not come in one size. If trauma is unaddressed, it can lead to poor mental and physical health. Trauma is painful. Trauma physically changes our brains. Talking about and processing what happened or what you experienced can be an empowering experience. You have the ability to process the past and live a fulfilling life.
Trauma therapy is not one specific type of treatment. The goals of trauma therapy are to help face the reality of the past events without getting stuck, reduce the symptoms, work towards living in the present, improve daily functioning, reclaim personal power, gain skills to help, and many others. Here at NCTP we utilize various modalities such as EMDR, Brainspotting, TF-CBT, Play therapy, IFS, among other modalities in order to help you heal. As an individual, there is no one size fit all “fix” for therapy, therefore we work with you to find what works best for you.
Symptoms of trauma can be…
Loss of interest