PTSD Treatment and Trauma Therapy
Signs you could benefit from PTSD Treatment and Trauma Therapy
Avoiding places, thoughts, feelings that bring on trauma
Disinterest in normal activities
Disinterest in activities you enjoy
Our Approach to Treating PTSD in Richmond, VA and Chesapeake, VA
Benefits of Trauma-Focused Therapy
Understand Your Trauma
To begin, trauma therapy and PTSD treatment in Richmond, VA and Chesapeake, VA allows you to process and understand why certain thoughts, feelings, and behaviors occur. It is important to understand how your experiences can help you shift from feeling helpless to feeling more empowered in your life. That is why we want you to recognize that being able to get explanations for your experiences also reminds you that you are not alone in your experiences.
Next, a foundation of trauma-focused therapy is providing acknowledgement of what you have been through. Our trauma counselors strive to create a safe space for your experiences to truly be heard without judgment or shame. Therefore, I would like to acknowledge, this is true in all of our locations, even our newest that provides PTSD treatment and trauma therapy in Virginia Beach, VA.
Surviving trauma often results in feeling violated. Violation often threatens your sense of safety. These violations can exist in a variety of ways. Such as physical, emotionally, psychologically, and relationally. Trauma-focused therapy can assist you in restoring safety and developing a new normal.
Develop Healthy Coping Skills with PTSD therapy and Trauma treatment
Trauma shapes how you see yourself and the world. Many survivors experience triggers emotionally, physically, mentally, and in their relationships. Therefore, it can be difficult to not feel overwhelmed at times by triggering experiences and memories. Especially, when they impact relationships and behaviors. That is why trauma-focused therapy helps you learn and develop healthier coping skills.
Rebuild Your Sense of Self
Trauma often results in experiences of low self-esteem, shame, and depression that can affect how you feel about yourself. Over time, you will have the opportunity to process your experiences and reframe how you view yourself and your trauma. Trauma therapy and PTSD treatment can help you feel more empowered to shape your life again and to find meaning in your life after trauma.
Decrease Traumatic Stress Symptoms
Trauma often results in a variety of mental health symptoms. For example, depression, anxiety, dissociation, shame, guilt, and intrusive symptoms. Intrusive thoughts break down into flashbacks and nightmares. Over time, while working consistently with a trauma counselor or PTSD therapist, you can experience a decrease in the intensity or frequency of these symptoms.
Online Counseling and COVID
If you’re worried that you don’t have time to begin therapy because you’re busy. Or perhaps, you’re not sure it will work. Whole Journey is trying to make mental health services accessible. Therefore, we are seeing people in person who choose to. However, we are also serving people through a safe and secure virtual platform. We care about your safety and access to counseling services. Our online services are offered via online counseling in Chesapeake, VA, online counseling in Richmond, VA, and Virginia Beach, VA because we want you to have a therapy option. If you’re interested, get in contact with us today. Let’s begin moving you toward a healthier life.
Begin Counseling for PTSD therapy and Trauma Treatment
You don’t have to live with distress, anxiety, sadness, and overwhelm from PTSD and trauma. Counseling can help you move forward. Our Richmond, Virginia, Chesapeake, Virginia, and our newest counseling clinic in Virginia Beach, Virginia has caring Trauma and PTSD therapists/counselors who specialize in PTSD treatment and trauma therapy. To start your counseling journey, follow these simple steps:
- Contact Whole Journey to schedule an appointment
- Meet with one of our trauma therapists
- Start living life again!
Other Mental Health Services at Whole Journey
PTSD treatment and trauma therapy in Virginia isn’t the only service we offer in our Richmond, Virginia, Chesapeake, Virginia, and Virginia, Beach counseling clinics. Other mental health services Whole Journey provides include anxiety treatment, couples counseling, LGBTQIA+ issues, walk and talk therapy, kids and families, child counseling and wellness, women’s issues, men issues, depression, medical illness and cancer counseling, counseling for life transitions, counseling for people of color, grief and loss, work and career, counseling for millennials, and group workshops and classes.