Merriam-Webster defines trauma as “a disordered psychic or behavioral state resulting from severe mental or emotional stress or physical injury; an emotional upset.” Trauma counseling (or crisis counseling) is a key tool to coping and/or recovering from from your traumatic experience.

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Psychological and Emotional Trauma

Traumatic events typically involve a life-threatening situation. But, they can also occur as a result of any event that left you feeling significantly overwhelmed and alone. A few examples of how we experience trauma include:

  • Car accident
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • A fall, animal bite or or other injury
  • Natural disaster like a hurricane or tornado
  • Acts of violence as witnessed in war or terrorism
  • The severance of a significant relationship
  • Sudden loss of a loved one

However, these are not the only examples. If you feel you have suffered a traumatic event, you have and should seek help.

Effects of Trauma

Each individual is unique. Therefore, what may be a traumatic experience to some may not necessarily be to another. Trauma is actually very subjective. A person’s genetics, background, experiences, and temperament are just some examples of why people do not view a particular circumstance the same way. There are numerous effects trauma can have on a person. Some more common symptoms include:

  • Nightmares
  • Avoiding the place of the incident
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Social withdrawal or isolation
  • Panic attacks

Crisis Counseling with Garrett

If you have suffered a traumatic event, maybe your symptoms began right away, or maybe it’s been months or years since the event, and you’re just now experiencing emotional or psychological issues. Again, as each individual is different, the impact of trauma will present itself differently and/or at different times. Garrett Counseling has the compassionate counselor you need. You can trust that we care about what you have been through and will lead you on a journey to begin healing. In-person and teletherapy appointments are available. Start your healing through crisis counseling today by clicking here or calling (256) 239-5662.