Trauma Recovery

Trauma affects individuals in different ways, and what is traumatic to one person may not be traumatic to another.  Trauma is experienced when one perceives threat of danger to one’s safety or the safety of another.  Some examples of traumatic events include:

  • Sexual abuse/assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Military combat
  • Car accidents
  • Natural disasters (hurricane, tornado, fire)

Some situations are more obvious, whereas other circumstances may be less understood by others as traumatic.  This includes experiencing bullying, a significant illness or injury, or other unexpected upsetting event that results in fear for one’s safety and other long-lasting damaging effects.

To meet the criteria for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), the person may:

  • Directly experience the trauma
  • Witness the trauma
  • Learn that a relative or close friend was exposed to a trauma
  • Be indirectly exposed to details of the trauma, such as first responders, paramedics, law enforcement, etc.

With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), the person also…

Re-experiences the traumatic event:

  • Unwanted upsetting memories
  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks
  • Emotional distress after exposure to traumatic reminders
  • Physical reactivity after exposure to traumatic reminders

Avoids reminders of the trauma:

  • Thoughts, feelings, people, places

Negative thoughts or feelings related to the trauma:

  • Inability to recall important aspects of the trauma
  • Overly negative thoughts and assumptions about oneself or the world
  • Exaggerated blame of self or others for causing the trauma
  • Decreased interest in activities
  • Feeling isolated
  • Difficulty experiencing positive affect

 Arousal and reactivity related to the trauma:

  • Irritability or aggression
  • Risky or destructive behavior
  • Hypervigilance
  • Heightened startle reaction
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty sleeping

Needless to say, trauma affects most areas of functioning and is extremely distressing.  The good news is that therapy has been proven beneficial for many.

Monarch Wellness has several therapists specializing in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Our trauma therapists have advanced training and experience with trauma treatment, including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Hypnotherapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).

Trauma treatment is not an easy process, but with commitment and dedication, healing is possible. If you are ready to take the first step towards peace, freedom, and renewed safety, give us a call.

ABOUT US

We are an integrative center focused on empowering children, adolescents, and adults to transform through emotional and behavioral metamorphosis with peace, balance, and purpose.

Monarch Wellness is a BBB Accredited Psychotherapist in Naples, FL

Contact Us

Central Naples Office:
1250 Tamiami Trail North,
Suite 206, Naples, FL 34102

South/East Naples Office:
12264 Tamiami Trail East,
Suite 202, Naples FL 34113

(239) 231-3208

www.MonarchWellness.net/

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Monday to Friday
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Saturday
11:00am - 5:00pm


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