Therapy for Trauma in New York City

Have you experienced something life-threatening, disturbing, or terrifying? Have you lost your sense of safety and security? Are you often painfully reminded of the past, sometimes to the point of reliving it in your mind? Do you feel off or spaced out because of what happened?

If so, you might be struggling with posttraumatic stress — a common emotional and psychological reaction to traumatizing experiences.

No matter how bad things might seem, we can help.

Let’s Talk Psychological provides therapy for trauma for adults from all over New York City and beyond because no one should struggle with trauma alone.

If you are interested and ready to get started, contact us today. To learn more about posttraumatic stress and how therapy can help, read on!

What is posttraumatic stress?

Trauma can come from anywhere, and not all causes of trauma affect everyone the same way.

Some of the most common causes include:

  • Sexual assault

Much like throwing a stone into still water, the initial shock sends ripples out that affect other parts of life:

Posttraumatic stress affects your entire person, derails your ability to trust others, negatively affects your capacity to manage your emotions, and affects your capacity to function and be happy.

At first, some survivors of trauma might feel “numb” or disconnected. Some might experience powerful feelings of anger or sadness. Some may even deny being affected by what happened, only to begin experiencing the ripples later on. Other symptoms might include having flashbacks, or re-experiencing of what happened, as well as a heightened awareness or constantly feeling “on guard,” which is known as hypervigilance.

Sometimes, survivors of trauma will experience posttraumatic stress in their bodies. They might feel constantly tense or on-edge. They might experience a racing heart every time they see, hear, or smell something that reminds them of the trauma. And sometimes, survivors will use and abuse drugs and alcohol to try to ease the mind and the body, which leads to other new problems.

Survivors of trauma may experience problems with sleep such as nightmares, difficulties falling or staying asleep. Survivors may also experience difficulties managing strong emotions such as irritability and anger.

Trauma can also ripple out to those around us. Trauma survivors can sometimes withdraw from friends or family. They might feel calmer and more relaxed while alone. Others will struggle in their relational life, unable to connect emotionally with others or develop trust despite feeling lonely.

If you or a loved one are experiencing signs of posttraumatic stress, don’t wait. Our team of expert trauma therapists is here for you.

Contact us today to sign up for your first session.

How can therapy for trauma help?

Think of trauma as being similar, psychologically speaking, to a injured bone.

When we experience a traumatic life event, our minds do their best to heal, recover, and make sense of what happened. Unfortunately, just as can happen with Injured bones, although the mind will try to heal, there may still be pain and injury without some sort of professional intervention.

That’s why therapy is the gold standard of treatment for trauma and posttraumatic stress.

Together, we can help you recover from the effects of trauma and move forward with your life, properly healed. Our therapists teach you essential skills for coping with difficult emotions, help you courageously confront your fears, and regain trust in yourself and others.

Let’s Talk Psychological Wellness is also proud to offer EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) therapy for people who are interested in trying a different approach to trauma treatment.

You deserve a life free from the ripples of posttraumatic stress. You deserve a chance at wellness and joy. Contact us today to get started.

Interested? Let’s Talk!

Interested in signing up for your first session? Don’t wait — we would love to hear from you!

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