Trauma Counselling Can Transform Your Life
Trauma is a lasting response that results from experiencing a distressing or disturbing event. Individuals who have experienced trauma often have difficulty coping and regulating emotions. The long-term impact of trauma can lead to a loss of a person’s sense of self, feelings of helplessness, and difficulty navigating relationships. Trauma counselling can guide you through the emotional and mental health consequences of trauma.
How Do I Know If I Need Trauma Counselling?
Trauma can manifest in many different ways. You may need trauma therapy if you’re experiencing:
Overwhelming fears and worry
Repeated thoughts or memories of a distressing event
Shock, disbelief, or denial
Feeling disconnected or numb
How Can Counselling Help With My Trauma?
Trauma is the Greek word for “wound” and the good news is that, like many wounds, trauma can be healed. Working with an unbiased professional helps you unpack the traumatic life event, environment, or situation you experienced that has left behind lasting and debilitating psychological symptoms. With effective counselling, you will be equipped with healthy coping strategies and the tools you need to navigate trauma. Over time, you will be able to manage your triggers, thoughts, and reactions rather than allowing the trauma to control your life.
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What You Can Discover On The Other Side
When we talk about trauma, we often think of a big life-changing event that alters our perception suddenly. However, many trauma symptoms can manifest slowly, silently, and over time and be classified as acute, chronic, or complex. For some people, dealing with trauma may be a lifelong battle. The goal of counselling is to help you unpack the trauma and provide you with healthy coping tools so it no longer consumes your life. On the other side of trauma, you can become a happy and healthy person that can find stillness when faced with triggering and intrusive thoughts.
You have a safe space to talk about your trauma experience, your feelings, and your thoughts with an unbiased professional who can offer a deeper insight into your situation.
You can expect to learn techniques to become more aware of your triggers and coping tools to control your reactions when those triggers arise.
This is on a case-by-case basis and depends on your situation. Some people end their counselling sessions when they feel confident in their ability to use healthy coping tools while others choose long-term counselling to help them navigate their battle with trauma symptoms.
We believe in removing barriers to accessing treatment.
We can direct bill many major insurance companies to ensure your experience with us is more convenient and stress-free.
Our care approach for trauma counselling in Calgary revolves around you.
Begin by booking an appointment with one of our psychologists specifically, or request a match with one based on your individual needs. During your first meeting, we’ll learn about you and your treatment goals and offer our recommendations for specific, evidence-based help. We can also perform assessments to properly diagnose your mental health concerns, enabling us to customize your treatment further. Each subsequent session is a refinement of your goals and the methods that we use to reach them. We encourage growth and self-reflection throughout the process and welcome you to control as much of the decision-making as you are comfortable with.