- Experienced childhood sexual or physical abuse?
- Often felt disconnected from your mind or body?
- Experienced a major event such as an accident, natural disaster or act of war?
- Experienced bullying, rejection or criticism that has lowered your self-esteem?
- Been stuck in an emotionally, physically or sexually abusive relationship?
- Experienced divorce, loss of loved ones or overwhelming life events?
- Often felt you are not seen or heard?
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We can help…
Experiences in life that overwhelm our brain’s natural healing process and trigger our fight/flight/freeze response are traumatic. Trauma is not the event itself but a person’s subjective or personal experience of the event that defines it as trauma. Any experience that causes us to feel as if we are not being seen or heard, that we are powerless to protect ourselves, feel safe or centered in our bodies is a traumatic experience. Trauma changes how we regulate thoughts and feelings, and our ability to care for ourselves emotionally and psychologically.
Trauma changes the way we live our lives and our relationships with others. Trauma-specific or trauma-focused therapies include EMDR, trauma focused-CBT, prolonged exposure, accelerated resolution therapy, sensorimotor psychotherapy, neurofeedback, and mindfulness-based CBT. These approaches can help you process your history of traumatic experiences, manage symptoms and move towards optimal healing and wellness.
What to expect…
In the first few sessions we will gather information and complete a comprehensive assessment, identify the problems you are having, provide psychoeducation on the neurobiology of trauma and develop a personalized treatment plan. Your provider will provide a safe, compassionate, non-judgmental space to help you develop necessary skills in stress management, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and relaxation and build lasting and healthy self-care practices. Your provider will also work with you to process your trauma memories using appropriate evidence-based methods. In addition, your provider can refer you for a medication evaluation and connect you to valuable resources in your community that will aid in your healing process. At all times your provider will be mindful of your sense of safety, agency and wellbeing.
Why Reed Psychological Services?
AT RPS we have several therapists who provide trauma-focused or trauma-informed therapy. Your sense of emotional and psychological safety is of utmost importance to us as you work on healing the trauma within.