Have you experienced something that keeps you up at night? Do your reactions seem intense? Sometimes, it might even seem like you’re reacting to something else rather than what’s right in front of you?
Our online therapy team and therapists at our Parker, CO counseling office can help you process past events and situations that are keeping you stuck. Together, we can reduce your reactivity and put you back in control of your emotions.
What is Trauma?
Trauma can include many different types of events or situations where you look back and say… “YES, that impacted me!”
Trauma might be an accident, an event, or an experience. It can include abuse, neglect, injury, or many other things. Sometimes trauma can be a community event, like a shooting or a natural disaster. And sometimes, trauma is connected to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). But, this is not always the case. In fact, trauma does not need to be huge or horrific for it to impact you. Sometimes, traumatic experiences have not been processed, and this results in a stress response. Often, this stress response create long lasting effects far after the initial response has passed. Trauma therapy can help process the trauma, in turn, changing this stress response so that you can live more fully and presently.
Symptoms of Trauma
Reactions to trauma can look different for everyone, but often includes some of these:
- Negative thoughts
- Guilt or blame
- Loss of interest in activities
- Being easily startled
- Sleeping problems
- Feeling tense
- Angry outbursts
- Flashbacks or bad dreams
- Trouble remembering the event
Our Approach to Trauma Therapy and PTSD Treatment
Sometimes, we have memories that are so painfully sharp that when we are unexpectedly reminded of them, we lose our breath. We are thrown back in time so vividly that it seems like we are re-living the event. Not just noticing it as a memory.
Memories don’t have to have this impact on you forever. You can visit memories and leave them there, without re-living the pain over and over again. The trauma therapists at RAFT strive to partner with you to target trauma so that you can live your life fully and confidently. Sometimes, we hang on to painful things because we feel like we deserve to. Moreover, we feel guilty if we think about letting go. At RAFT Consulting, we believe you deserve to give up the heavy load of guilt and trauma. Processing hardship in trauma therapy doesn’t mean that it didn’t happen. Working with a trauma therapist can help you take the next steps in moving forward and taking control of your healing.
You can expect our clinicians to walk with you to process feelings and memories, increase your self-esteem, and offer strategies that help you move forward. Your symptoms will decrease while you gain tools to deal with painful memories and feel more confident in doing so.
FAQs about Trauma Therapy and PTSD Treatment in Parker, CO
How do you treat trauma and PTSD?
We approach trauma therapy and PTSD treatment in different ways so that we can best support you. These might include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. EMDR therapy works by helping you process an event so that your brain correctly remembers it as a memory. This therapy stimulates healing and can help you gain traction toward your goals. You can learn more about EMDR therapy here:
Online therapy works better for my life. Can I still do EMDR therapy?
Virtual EMDR therapy can be just as effective as in-office PTSD treatment and EMDR therapy. EMDR works because it stimulates your brain using bi-lateral stimulation. Your therapist will help you create this bi-lateral stimulation in different ways, such as eye movements or tapping. This can be done with virtual EMDR therapy, in which you will use video call to connect with your counselor.
The important piece of EMDR therapy is including a therapist who has the experience and expertise to guide your processing to ensure it is done safely and effectively. Your therapist can talk with you about whether EMDR therapy online is a good fit for you. Furthermore, our compassionate therapists aim to partner with you to take the next steps to reclaiming your peace and contentment. We want to offer a space for strategy building, processing, connection, and healing.
Start Trauma Therapy and PTSD Treatment in Parker, CO
What would it be like if you could experience things as memories instead of re-living them every day? We are confident that the trauma therapists at our Parker-based counseling center can help you make this change using in-person or online therapy.
Follow the steps below to get started.
- Call us 720-340-7000
- Begin meeting with one of our experienced counselors.
- Find relief from symptoms of your past and live life in the present.
Other Services at RAFT Consulting in Parker, CO
We are passionate about providing high level mental health care services to those in our community and beyond. Thanks to online therapy, we can serve anybody in the state of Colorado, not just at our practice located in Parker. In addition to trauma therapy and PTSD treatment, our skilled therapists provide anxiety treatment and depression counseling. Furthermore, we offer teen counseling for adolescents needing support throughout the changes they’re experiencing. On another note, our staff provide consultation and clinical supervision to clinicians seeking support and guidance.