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Trauma-Informed Therapy

What is Trauma-Informed Therapy?

Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy is a way to help you with various mental health and emotional challenges. Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms to function better, increase your well-being, and begin your recovery journey.

When you're traumatized, you may feel like you'll never get your life back. The good news is you can recover from trauma.

People with trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experience insomnia, flashbacks, low self-esteem, and painful or unpleasant emotions. You might relive the event or lose your memory of it altogether.

Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy is an approach to therapy that recognizes the pervasive impact of trauma on an individual's mental, emotional, and physical well-being. It aims to create a safe and supportive therapeutic environment that acknowledges and addresses the specific needs and experiences of individuals who have experienced trauma.

In Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy, the therapist is sensitive to the potential triggers and retraumatization that can occur during therapy sessions. They prioritize establishing trust, safety, and collaboration with the client. The therapist helps the client understand the effects of trauma on their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and assists them in developing coping strategies to manage distressing symptoms.

This approach emphasizes empowerment, choice, and autonomy for the client. It recognizes the importance of validating the client's experiences, providing psychoeducation about trauma, and offering skills for self-regulation and grounding. Trauma-informed therapists often incorporate evidence-based techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness practices to address trauma-related symptoms and support healing.

Finally, Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy encourages a systemic perspective, recognizing that trauma can impact individuals, families, communities, and society. It promotes a compassionate understanding of trauma's complex and long-lasting effects and aims to foster resilience, restoration, and growth in individuals who have experienced trauma.

How Trauma-Informed Therapy Helps?

Trauma-Informed Therapy helps with issues such as coping with daily life; the impact of trauma, medical illness, or loss, like the death of a loved one; and specific mental health issues, like depression, trauma, PTSD, obsessive thoughts, or anxiety.

Trauma-Informed Therapy has proven valuable in helping people overcome the distress, pain, and inner turmoil that come from having lived through overwhelmingly traumatic experiences.

The Therapy Session

Therapy sessions are typically held weekly or bi-weekly. Clients share personal feelings and thoughts in an open and supportive environment.

Therapy can be short-term (a few sessions), dealing with immediate issues, or long-term (months), dealing with long-standing and more complex issues.

What is Trauma Counselling?

Why Trauma-Informed Therapy Might Be Right For You?

  • You’re just going through the motions of life. 
  • You’re tired of coping and want to feel like you’re thriving. 
  • Life feels way out of balance. 
  • Things are basically okay but you have the sense that something is missing. 
  • You wonder about the meaning of your life.
  • You want to create a new vision for your life, or you already have a vision but are having trouble fulfilling it.
  • You are bothered by fear and self-doubt.
  • You want to learn to feel confident.
Why Counselling?