Burke Counseling Services provides in-person appointments in Carlsbad, CA, and is available online throughout California.
What is considered trauma?
Trauma is an emotional response to overwhelming events that deeply distress or threaten an individual’s safety. It can emanate from a single occurrence or prolonged, repetitive instances, resulting in lasting effects that leave the person feeling helpless or disoriented. Trauma can manifest emotionally or physically through long-term psychological conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The event’s interpretation often determines whether it’s experienced as traumatic.
How Can Therapy Help?
Therapy is instrumental in aiding individuals navigate through trauma. Therapeutic settings offer a safe platform for expressing feelings and learning effective coping strategies. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is commonly used, focusing on the correlation between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It assists in reprocessing traumatic memories and reshaping negative thought patterns to alleviate symptoms.