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Healing is Possible with Trauma Therapy in Orange County
Have you experienced trauma and can’t seem to get past it? Do you experience strong or overwhelming emotions that seem to be out of proportion to the situation? Do you have a tendency to react strongly to certain triggers?
Most people will experience some sort of trauma in their lifetime. But this doesn’t make it any easier to go through. Trauma can be something like a breakup or car accident. It can also be things like abuse, intimate partner violence, loss of a loved one, racial injustice, or a natural disaster. Many people can recover from trauma symptoms over time, but others may experience lasting effects. We are still learning about the brain and why this occurs. In fact, two people can experience the exact same traumatic event and have two completely different emotional responses. Experiencing trauma symptoms a long time after an event has occurred can leave a person feeling confused, afraid, anxious, or depressed.
Your Brain and Trauma
The brain has an information processing system that processes events and moves towards wellness. Sometimes, when something traumatic happens, there is a “glitch” in the system. Therefore, your brain can become blocked or imbalanced. And, when this happens it will not process the event correctly. When your brain is not able to put the event in the appropriate memory “file” it can lead to intense suffering.
Trauma Symptoms and PTSD Symptoms
While everyone reacts to trauma differently, here are some common trauma symptoms and PTSD symptoms:
- Avoiding “trauma triggers” such as specific locations, sights, situations, and sounds that are reminders of the event
- Anxiety, depression, or numbness
- Guilt, low self-esteem, or sense of worthlessness:
- Problems with relationships
- Intrusive thoughts, nightmares, or flashbacks
- Anger, irritability, and hypervigilance
- Aggressive, reckless behavior, including self-harm
- Problems with sleep
- 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
Do Any of These Trauma Reactions or Experiences Sound Familiar?
- Panic Attacks
- Stress Management
- Disturbing Memories
- Pain Disorders
- Performance and Test Anxiety
- Complicated Grief
- Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, and Neglect
- Sexual Assault
- Trauma due to racial injustice
- Body Dysmorphic Disorders
Have you experienced strong or overwhelming emotions that seem to be out of proportion to the situation? Do you tend to react strongly to certain triggers? Or, are there thoughts you have about yourself or others that you recognize on an intellectual level to be not true? If so, trauma therapy in Orange County, CA may be a good fit for you.
If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms or are finding that past events are getting in the way of living a life you love, please contact us so we can work together on your journey of reclaiming your moxie!
Our Approach To Trauma Therapy & EMDR:
Research has proven psychotherapy to be the most effective form of treatment for trauma. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is one of the most common modalities used in treating trauma symptoms. In fact, it’s the most highly researched method of treating trauma. Also, EMDR therapy is a type of psychotherapy that aids people in healing from the symptoms and emotional distress caused by disturbing life experiences.
Many of our clients have found that EMDR therapy is incredibly helpful in getting their life back. You can read more from my blog, here. In our work together you can learn to better manage your emotions. EMDR therapy can help reduce your reactions to traumatic memories or triggers, let go of negative beliefs about yourself and the world, and create a more healthy relationship with your body. We know that sometimes you feel like you are drowning. But, it doesn’t have to be this way forever. Our therapists can help.
Begin Trauma Therapy in Orange County
You don’t have to deal with the overwhelming effects of your trauma or hurtful early experiences. Trauma therapy can help you to be less reactive to triggers, decrease your anxiety responses, reconnect with your loved ones, and feel safer in your own skin. To begin counseling in Orange County, CA simply:
- Fill out the form below to schedule a FREE CONSULTATION.
- Meet with someone from our team of caring therapists.
- Begin trauma therapy and EMDR to move forward from the trauma you experienced.
Check out this video for more information on EMDR:
Other Counseling Services at Moxie Family Therapy
EMDR is not the only service that we offer in our Orange County Counseling Clinic or via Online Counseling. Other mental health services Moxie Family Therapy provides include counseling for women, counseling for young adults, counseling for college students, couples counseling, counseling for teen girls, counseling for children, play therapy, art therapy, and family therapy. Contact our counseling clinic to work on the issues that matter most to you, so you can get your moxie back!