Is psychological trauma preventing you from living your best life?

A traumatic experience can happen in moments, but its effects can last for years—until you take the steps to heal.

Each person copes with the loss of safety and security in different ways. It is helpful to accept and process rather than judge your reactions to trauma.

What are the types of emotional and psychological trauma?

  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Bullying and school violence
  • Neglect
  • Gang and community-related violence
  • Traumatic grief
  • Domestic violence
  • Intrusive medical procedures
  • Serious illness, accident, or injury
  • Breakup of a significant relationship
  • A humiliating experience
  • For children, separation from a parent
  • Complex trauma (exposure to multiple or prolonged traumatic events)

If months have passed and your symptoms are not going away, you may need professional help from a trauma specialist you can trust.

Are you experiencing any of these emotional and psychological trauma symptoms?

  • Feeling hopeless and helpless
  • Shame
  • Guilt
  • Self-blame
  • Anger
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings
  • Feeling disconnected or numb
  • Anxiety and fear
  • Emotional reactivity, edginess and agitation
  • Difficulty with daily functions
  • Difficulty with relationships and/or intimacy
  • Difficulty feeling safe
  • Using drugs or alcohol to feel better
  • Withdrawing from others
  • Sadness
  • Shock, denial, or disbelief

Are you experiencing any of these physical symptoms of trauma?

  • Muscle tension
  • Aches and pains
  • Startling easily
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Aches and pains
  • Confusion, difficulty concentrating
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia or nightmares

The right trauma therapist can guide you through the healing process in a safe, confidential, and judgment-free environment—at your own pace.

It’s not easy to work through and resolve the unbearable feelings and memories you have avoided for so long. But if you don’t face them, they will keep coming back—often at the worst times.

What does trauma therapy involve?

  • Processing the trauma including the related memories and feelings;
  • Identifying the triggers associated with the trauma;
  • Coping with anxiety and strong emotions;
  • Addressing your body’s imbalance;
  • Building the confidence to trust yourself as well as others;
  • Reestablishing your sense of safety so you can overcome what happened to you, as well as the difficulties you faced due to the trauma.

Therapy gives you time and support to understand, mourn, and learn from the losses you have experienced.

Learn more about the symptoms, treatment, and recovery of trauma.

Connect with Lara to heal the hurt today.

You can break the silence with the right trauma therapist.