You worked so hard to survive the worst that life could throw at you but now it seems like the weight of your experiences will drag you down forever. You have nightmares. You find yourself on edge when everyone around you seems calm. Other people think it’s strange how much you overthink everything but that’s a skill that helped you stay alive when it mattered.
You try to keep yourself shut down so you won’t just fall apart. You blame yourself. You bounce between feeling afraid or angry or numb.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Trauma informed counseling can be the differences between being stuck in what happened and learning to live life again.
Domestic Violence Survivors
People don’t always understand that even when you’re finally safe, you don’t feel like it. Survivors often struggle with the wounds of domestic violence for years after the relationship ends. Many people find it difficult to be in healthy relationships or to cope with the memories and flashbacks. Moms who have been abused may still have to interact with their abusers and navigate a co-parenting relationship with the one who hurt them. Therapy can help survivors learn how to set healthy boundaries, relax into new relationships and heal their souls.
Trauma takes many forms. It can happen at home, on the street, in the military or at work. Whatever your experience was, and wherever it happened, it shook you to your core. Now you’re struggling to put the pieces back together.
Trauma focused therapy can help you make sense of what happened and create a new path forward where you aren’t ruled by the past.
Whether you experienced abuse as a child or an adult, it changes the way you think about yourself and the world. This isn’t something you just get over, as much as you wish you could. You might find yourself struggling tell the difference between people who are safe and those who are different. You might notice tiredness or pain that you can’t explain. Maybe you have issues with intimacy that get in the way of the relationships that matter most.
Therapy can help abuse survivors cope with the past and learn to trust themselves again.
Trauma / Abuse Survivor Counseling
Our therapists are trained to work with people who have experienced trauma. We’ll use proven therapies to help you work through traumas and find peace.
If the aftereffects of trauma are getting in the way of living the life you crave, we want to help. Schedule a free consultation today. We’ll talk about what you’re going through and how therapy can pave the way for healing.
If you’ve experienced abuse or domestic violence, check out Terry Perez. She is passionate about working with survivors.
If you’ve experienced trauma, check out Le Shepard. She is committed to helping people on difficult parenting journeys.
If you aren’t sure who you would click with, call us at 940-202-9597 and we’ll match you to a therapist.