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Therapy for Trauma

What is Trauma?

Traumatic experiences vary and may include sexual assault, accidents, abuse, and other catastrophic events. It is possible to develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after such occurrences. PTSD can have a profound impact on how we view ourselves, others, and our sense of safety.

The symptoms of PTSD can be distressing. These may include (but are not limited to) having flashbacks, experiencing nightmares and trouble sleeping, and feeling on edge and jumpy. It’s also possible to encounter ongoing feelings of fear, sadness, guilt, or shame.

How is Trauma Treated?

Help for Wellness uses evidenced-based treatment to address PTSD, including Cognitive Processing Therapy, or CPT and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).  Both treatments help people reduce the intensity of their PTSD symptoms.  

CPT is a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy that is specifically helpful for PTSD.  EMDR involves using bilateral stimulation (any stimulus to both sides of the body) to desensitize and reprocess traumatic experience. 

Both therapies create new neural pathways associated with the memories that reduce symptoms and allow people to move forward with the healing process.

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Help for Wellness (HFW) provides online therapy services for California, Washington, and Utah residents to help them unlock their potential to live healthier, happier, and more fulfilled lives. We also offer workshops, talks, and consultation services.