Trauma Therapy in USA
Taking a collaborative approach to helping you overcome the lingering side effects of traumatic experiences
You don’t have to do this alone.
Whether your experience(s) happened a few weeks ago or 20 years in the past, you don’t have to continue suffering. Those painful experiences don’t have to get in the way of you living a satisfying and full life both personally and professionally.
Everyone’s experience of trauma can vary greatly and so there’s absolutely no need to feel ashamed or embarrassed about seeking support from a Trauma Therapy Specialist.
Don’t you want to finally rid yourself of these heavy, emotional barriers that keep popping up, maybe even out of the blue sometimes? Talk to us, we will provide you with the best Trauma Therapy in USA
How it works
We’ll work through a series of questions so I can understand the depth and length of your traumatic experiences.
Life Experiences Timeline
You will map out your most significant positive and negative life experiences so that the Trauma Therapy Specialist know what to focus on the best individual therapy for adults.
Work on The Whammies
We’ll start by knocking out the heavier or bigger experiences first, and work our way down to the smaller ones.
New Neural Pathways
I’ll help you recalibrate how your mind and body process the memories of your trauma, so you can self-regulate and catch any triggers before they create problems.
How I help: Narrative Exposure Therapy
I’ve seen the most success when using a method called Narrative Exposure Therapy. Together, we’ll identify and work to treat the big and small “whammies” you’ve experienced, and I’ll show you how to self-regulate so you can do this on your own, over time. We will:
- Start with a deep assessment
- Create a ‘significant events’ timeline
- Develop a treatment plan customized to your experiences
- Work on the big “whammies” followed by the smaller ones
- Teach you how to get unstuck from “Hulk mode” and move into “Bruce Banner brain” like a pro
Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PET)
In my experience, Prolonged Exposure Therapy can be particularly effective in decreasing fear and anxiety symptoms in individuals struggling with trauma disorders. Using PET, I’ll help you transform trauma-related memories and anxiety-inducing situations into genuine opportunities for overcoming certain avoidance behaviors that are keeping you from living your best life. Using PET, we’ll work on:
- Articulating and processing distressing memories
- Disassociating certain situations from feelings of fear and anxiety
- Building confidence in your ability to distinguish safety from danger
- Rising above depression, hopelessness, and hypervigilance
Written Exposure Therapy (WET)
I find that Written Exposure Therapy excels in helping individuals make sense of the story behind their trauma. Following the WET protocol, you will explore and write about a single traumatic event—your target trauma—for five sessions, each session lasting thirty minutes to one hour. We keep grammar and spelling rules strategically suspended during treatment, so we can truly focus on harnessing the therapeutic effects of the writing process. At the end of the treatment, you will:
- Gain a deeper understanding of the traumatic memory
- Review the traumatic incident from a more balanced perspective
- Focus on moving past the trauma and forward in life
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
I use Cognitive Processing Therapy to help individuals learn how to challenge and change unproductive trauma-related beliefs. Through psychoeducation, I will help you reconceptualize a traumatic memory in a way that it has less impact on your everyday life. Using this Individual Therapy for Adults, we’ll work on key issues that relate to:
- Safety and your ability to protect yourself and others
- Trust and being secure in your own and other’s people’s judgment and intention
- Control over your own life and the impact you have on other people
- Self-esteem and the way you picture yourself as a complete individual
- Intimacy and being understood and accepted by the people around you
Individual experiences and the road to healing will look different for everyone. This is why, while I do use the Narrative Exposure Therapy approach with many people—as briefly outlined above—I may incorporate other methods of therapeutic support when necessary.