Trauma is defined as a deeply distressing experience that can cause physical injury or emotional shock. Experiencing a traumatic event can be terrifying and extremely difficult to handle. Filled with constant stress and anxiety, it becomes difficult to get through the day and even do simple chores or tasks. Thoughts of fear and feelings of helplessness are common and it can lead to depression and social withdrawal.
Trauma can affect you both physically and emotionally. These symptoms can get in the way of your family life and important relationships. You may find that you pull away from loved ones and get easily angry at them. Trauma also affects your health as it can cause poor sleeping and eating habits. When these symptoms become long lasting it’s better defined as post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD.
If you suspect that you or a loved one is suffering with a trauma, it’s important to seek help right away. The sooner trauma is confronted the easier it is to overcome. It’s natural to want to avoid painful memories and feelings, but if you try to numb yourself and push these memories away your symptoms will only get worse. Through several different techniques and with the use of humor I will help guide you through your trauma and help you learn effective ways to accept it. Since the thoughts and feelings associated with the trauma are so intense you will be asked to navigate how in depth we go. Confronting your fears takes courage and I commend to for taking the first step and seeking help.
Care Counseling and Resource Center
17071 West Dixie Hwy, Suite 103
Miami, FL 33160