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    Counseling for Trauma

    Most people have experience trauma or sudden and severe loss in their lifetime.

    The support, guidance, and assistance of a therapist can be extremely helpful to healing.

    Some symptoms of PTSD are:

    • Avoiding specific locations, sights, situations, and sounds that serve as reminders of the event
    • Anxiety, depression, numbness, or guilt
    • Intrusive thoughts, nightmares or flashbacks
    • Anger, irritability, and hypervigilance
    • Aggressive, reckless behavior, including self-harm
    • Sleep disturbances
    • Loss of interest in activities that were once considered enjoyable
    • Difficulty remembering details of the distressing event
    • Change in habits or behavior since the trauma

    Research has proven psychotherapy to be the most effective form of treatment for trauma. A common and highly effective therapy is eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).  If you want to learn more about the effectiveness of EMDR, I recommend  reading “Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life With Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy,” by Francine Shapiro.