Did you know that on average, 60% of men and 50% of women experience at least one traumatic event in their life? When bad, stressful, or scary things happen, they can have lasting effects on your life. This is called trauma. If you wish you could let go of things that happened in your past, trauma therapy may be beneficial for you.
Don’t let trauma take control of your life any longer. Our team of therapists are here to help, keep reading to learn more about trauma therapy in Minnesota and how treatment with Steps For Change can help.
Trauma is how a person responds to a terrible or disturbing event in their life. There are many different things that can potentially cause trauma, like experiencing abuse (e.g., verbal, emotional, sexual), being attacked, a car accident, or a natural disaster.
The emotional responses attached to trauma vary from person to person. People can have physical and emotional reactions to trauma.
Sometimes these symptoms, especially if left untreated, can develop into more serious mental health disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety.
Although not all traumatic experiences result in long-term effects that negatively impact someone’s life, sometimes they do which requires treatment.
Regardless of what type of trauma you experienced or what symptoms you have, seeking out treatment for trauma can be beneficial. Trauma therapy can help you find healthy coping mechanisms and help decrease the severity of your symptoms. There are many different kinds of therapy that could benefit someone with trauma.
In prolonged exposure therapy, you are encouraged to think about and recount the stress-inducing experience. Doing so helps you face the experience and process it.
Cognitive processing therapy is often used to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It helps you reframe how you think about the traumatic experience in a way that disregards unhelpful or negative thoughts. For example, cognitive processing therapy can help victims of sexual abuse process their trauma and get rid of maladaptive thoughts of guilt or shame.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) is different from most cognitive-behavioral therapies because you do not spend much time talking about the traumatic incident. Instead, you are asked to think about the traumatic experience while a therapist facilitates some kind of stimuli like bilateral eye movement, hand tapping, or sound which helps the brain heal naturally from trauma. EMDR is one of the many treatments that Steps For Change offers, to learn more, click here.
Psychodynamic psychotherapy focuses on the introspective side of trauma therapy. Through self-examination and self-reflection, you are able to find the root of your trauma symptoms rather than just treat the symptoms themselves.
Critical incident stress debriefing is typically used after specific traumatic events affect a group of people, like in a workplace. Debriefing assesses the events that led to the incident, what happened during the incident, and what happened after. Doing this allows those who were involved in the incident a chance to process what happened to them and feel safe and comfortable enough to resume what they were doing before the incident.
We at Steps for Change are passionate about helping people who are dealing with trauma. With the advancements of modern technology, you can even find treatment for trauma through online therapy.
Our team is made up of experts who have dedicated their lives to the mental health field, and they would love to help you through trauma therapy.
To get started, contact us today.
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