In its simplest form, trauma is an intense bad, sad, or scary experience. Maybe you or another person were badly hurt; someone may have even died. Maybe you believed that you or someone else would be hurt or killed.
Common types of trauma that people experience are:
People who have survived a trauma may experience things like:
After a trauma our thoughts, behaviors, relationships, world views, even our bodies can be drastically altered. These changes impact not only the survivor, but those who care for them.
At Atlas Counseling, we are trained in a variety of techniques to help decrease unwanted reactions, increase healthy coping skills, and support you and your loved ones as you create a new life where trauma is part of your past, not the defining part of your future.
If you are struggling after a trauma, or are struggling to support a trauma survivor, contact Julie Mattingly to schedule an appointment.