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Supportive Therapy for Trauma and PTSD

Healing from a past emotional trauma can be difficult and challenging.

Processing and navigating all the emotions that are tied to your past trauma is something that can be very difficult to do on your own. Trauma can creep into other areas of your life and make you start living in the past instead of the future.

"The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us but those who win battles we know nothing about."

What Is Trauma And PTSD?

Trauma can be defined as our brain and body’s way of responding to a difficult and traumatic life event. The brain and the body respond in such a way to keep you safe from experiencing that situation again. This creates a fight or flight response and increases your cortisol, causing you to feel overwhelmed, anxious, and fearful.

Trauma can come from one incident that occurred or multiple, ongoing events. PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is defined by the medical community as the actual mental health diagnosis, usually because of one defined experience such as a car accident or time in war.

PTSD is defined from the acute symptoms that occur from experiencing the trauma. These symptoms can include, flashbacks, nightmares, flooding of memories, and physical symptoms, such as inability to concentrate, increased heart rate when experiencing symptoms, and anxiety.

Complex trauma or repeated trauma can occur from continual experience of the traumatic event, such as childhood abuse or neglect or abuse or neglect from an unhealthy romantic relationship. Sometimes this past trauma still lingers and as result can cause increased distress, fear and a fight or flight response. causing significant distress and insecurity in life’s interactions.

Regardless of the type of trauma or where it originated, trauma can often influence our current life functioning.

Why Seek Help For Trauma & PTSD?

Trauma can make you hyper focused on things. You find yourself focusing on the past and not on the present moments, which often lead to an inability to connect and communicate appropriately within your current relationships.

Trauma can also cause significant sleep disturbances, nightmares, and flashbacks. You find yourself not being able to sleep or have excessive worry that something will happen again. Because of these fears and these triggers, we often isolate, or get angry and irritable at those around others. Trauma can cause our relationships and our careers to suffer.

Why Choose Elite Psychology And Wellness?

At Elite Psychology and Wellness, in Scottsdale Arizona, our providers can help you gain insight and understanding into your trauma. We can help you process your past trauma and help you heal from it. We will help you identify triggers that cause distress and learn new coping strategies so you can gain control over your life again and not allow your past to define your present. We help you rewrite your story for a healthier more empowered you.