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Have you experienced an overwhelming source of stress or pain in your life that continues to impact you days, months, or even years after the event?

Many of us have witnessed or lived through extraordinary emotional events in life that continue to have influence on our self-esteem, feelings of safety, emotional health, and even the ability to regulate emotional reactions like panic, rage, or fear.  Trauma can be caused in early childhood as well as any point later in life.  Trauma comes in familiar forms such as abuse, war, violence, domestic violence, or accidents.  But there are other extraordinary events that can overwhelm our mind’s ability to cope and process.

The therapists here understand that trauma creates long-lasting emotional, physical,  and behavioral scars if left untreated.  Our approach is not simply re-experiencing the pain of the past but instead bringing about true healing.  You may not realize the deep reach of trauma into many areas of your life.  Allow us to act as your guide in fully understanding the impact of trauma and how it can shape the way that we experience and view life.  With improved understanding, you can redefine your life experience in a healthier portrayal that is free from the triggers and legacy of trauma.

What is Trauma?

Trauma is our response to a disturbing event in which we are unable to cope with or process fully. Trauma does not discriminate and impacts individuals of all genders, socioeconomic status, ethnicities, ages and cultural backgrounds. It is not something easily forgotten, even in our best attempts to avoid or deny it. In fact, avoiding trauma does not remove its impact but can create more harmful issues.

Symptoms may include:

  • Denial or shock
  • Shame, guilt or self-blame
  • Feeling alone, disconnected or numb from the world or others
  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks
  • Memory loss and difficulty concentrating
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Avoidance of trauma reminders
  • Anger, resentment and irritability
  • Loss of self-worth or identity
  • Physical ailments

Trauma can include:

  • Sexual, physical or emotional abuse
  • Neglect
  • Family violence
  • Life-threatening injuries or accidents
  • Combat or war exposure
  • Loss or separation from a loved one

Treatment Approaches:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

  • Clinical Hypnosis

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Let us empower you so that your trauma stops overpowering you.

At Intellection, we will help educate you on the impacts of trauma on our brains and then help to rewire those unproductive pathways. Let us guide you through viewing your trauma as a moment in your life rather than your identity.