Trauma and PTSD Therapy

Trauma and PTSD Therapy in Buffalo, NY

Experiencing a trauma can cause physical and emotional upheaval. After a traumatic event, people may feel scared, alone, confused, injured, and afraid. Healing from trauma is not something anyone should have to do alone. When trauma touches your life, a Harris Hill counselor can help. We facilitate every step of the healing process and understand that everyone processes trauma differently.

Who Is Trauma Therapy For?

Up to 70% of adults will experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives. 20% of those individuals will develop a trauma-related response or other mental health disorder after the adverse event.

The flashbacks and emotions that arise from a traumatic event can be debilitating. They can trigger alcohol or drug abuse or exacerbate the symptoms of a preexisting mental health disorder. However, even though trauma and related disorders and emotions can be debilitating, victims have hope. Different forms of therapy can alleviate the distressing symptoms of PTSD and trauma-related disorders.

Anyone who has experienced a traumatic event in their life can benefit from trauma counseling with a Harris Hill Counseling therapist.

What is Trauma Therapy?

Trauma therapy is just what it sounds like: a form of talk therapy that treats the emotional and mental health consequences of trauma.

Being close to the circumstances of death for another person can also trigger trauma-related problems for vulnerable individuals. Science has no answer for how and why people react differently to trauma. A combination of genetics, personality, and frequency of exposure to traumatic events can all contribute to how someone will recover from trauma.

Some people can go on after a traumatic event and not suffer any psychological wounds. Others may find it hard to function. When someone has issues coping after the danger has passed, they are suffering from PTSD.

Symptoms of PTSD

Some signs that past trauma is affecting your present include:

  • Recurring and frightening dreams
  • Flashbacks
  • Emotional numbness
  • Jitters and feeling always on edge
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Trouble opening up, even to those you trust
  • Persistent fear, horror, anger, guilt, or shame
  • Loss of interest in activities you previously enjoyed
  • Difficulty feeling positive emotions
  • A general feeling of detachment from the world or yourself
  • A lasting sense of discomfort in the gut

Harris Hill Counseling Can Help

Coping with trauma is complex and tiring –– no one should have to do it alone. The trauma therapists at Harris Hill Counseling are here to help you take back your life and start on the road to healing. Don’t let your past co-opt your present. We are in your corner, ready to help you heal.