A traumatic event is a distressing experience that has a long-term and lasting effect on an individual’s physical and emotional well-being. Trauma symptoms can present in many different ways and affect any or all aspects of a person’s life. These distressing events could be sexual abuse, emotional abuse, physical assault, or a serious illness/injury. Trauma symptoms can also occur as a result of neglect, bullying, grief, witnessing disturbing events, unhealthy attachment, and other chronic adverse experiences.
As mental health professionals begin to better understand how the brain and body are affected by trauma, we are better able to treat and manage symptoms. Here at Guiding Therapy, we use a person-centered approach and pull from several therapeutic methods:
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy