A patient may experience trauma therapy in the immediate aftermath of a traumatic event. Whether an accident, an act of violence, a natural catastrophe, or a sudden loss, there are many professionals in caring professions who are also trained as emergency trauma counselors. You may find these pros among the police, in emergency rooms, and acting as paramedics. Many ministers receive trauma counseling therapy as well. From rape counselors and Red Cross caregivers to nurses and doctors, the list of people who may have been given training and knowledge to help you in the first stages of reaction after a traumatic event is extensive.
This form of therapy is intended to help a patient cope with the first shock and pain of an event or experience, and to lay ground work for later healing. It’s not intended as a long-term commitment, but as a fast and effective emergency treatment to ensure a victim is given the best chance for later healing. More extensive therapy may be pursued later.
Long term therapy may actually not take all that long, if a patient has been lucky or well enough prepared to handle shock, grief, pain, fear and other traumatic emotions effectively. In instances where the damage proves to be minimal therapy may be rather brief, dealing with any unresolved emotional response.
For some, trauma therapy should be more extensive. Trauma can cause severe reactions that can have a major effect on the life of a victim. Depending on the trauma, PTS (post traumatic stress) can trigger anxiety attacks, panic, violence, anger, severe depression, sexual dysfunction, social withdrawal, and more. The repercussions of a cataclysmic event can echo through a victim’s life for years to come if not successfully dealt with in therapy.
Our Therapy Process
Your first step is to call us to schedule your initial appointment. We work hard to pair you with a therapist that we believe will be the best fit for you and your current struggles.
Your initial evaluation session provides an opportunity for you to build rapport with the therapist and provide them with some background about yourselves and the reasons you are seeking counseling. In addition, they will be able to answer your questions regarding services, confidentiality, and what to expect in therapy. With your best interests in mind, you will decide together what kind of treatment will benefit you the most.
At the end of your first session, if you decide to move forward and work that therapist, you will be asked to schedule further appointments. At your second appointment, you will work with your therapist to set goals for your overall therapy experience and then begin working together towards achieving them.
The Benefits of Therapy
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