You probably hear the world “trauma,” and think it doesn’t apply to you. Your life, for the most, would be considered by the vast majority of people as happy and stable. Maybe when you reflect on your past you might even use the terms uneventful or mundane. Most people consider trauma as something that has to be a big event. We exclude the more “ordinary” kinds of trauma that one may feel ‘everyone’ experiences, leading us to shy away from talking with others about how some events in your life may have impacted you. At Silver Linings Psych we work with women every day who are living with deep emotional and cognitive wounds both big and small. Regardless of the size, all of these experiences are more than worthy of getting ‘air time.’ Whatever type of trauma you’re working through, you deserve to partner with a team of clinicians who can help you heal, process, and reclaim your sense of self after a traumatic experience. When you’re ready, a Silver Linings Psych therapist would love to talk with you about the benefits of therapy period.

Healing, Processing & Reclaiming Your Sense of Self After Trauma

Therapy for Women with Trauma

Trauma is often thought of as something very big. Some examples include but are not limited to near death experiences, domestic violence, car accidents, and witnessing death or violence. People think it’s “okay” to be traumatized by these things because of course they’re overwhelming and upsetting, and universally recognized as traumatic. What many people struggle with is accepting the fact that less severe traumatic events can also have a detrimental emotional impact on a person. For instance, in a given day, you likely experience at least five traumatic things. Did you argue with a loved one or disagree with a coworker? Barely avoid a car accident? Get passed over for a promotion that you have worked years to obtain? A friend or family member diagnosed with a new illness? Watch a violent television show? Read or watching the news? These are just day-to-day life things, right? They’re not traumatizing. Unfortunately, that is just not the case. These types of events may seem small taken on their own, but the cumulative impact can be very significant. By recognizing the way that both the more overt traumatic experiences and the everyday experiences of life can both have an impact, you can start to develop the necessary skills to process these experiences in healthy ways.

What is Trauma?

The mind and body’s response to unprocessed trauma is overwhelming. Some people describe it as feeling as though they aren’t even themselves anymore. They feel unsafe, overwhelmed, and out of control. Too many people live with the effects of trauma and try to get through it on their own, but these people often find the effects of trauma are insidious. What starts as a small feeling of worry when you see a specific person can quickly develop into avoiding every place that person might go and cutting ties with loved ones who interact with that person. Trauma does not need to be managed or dealt with on your own. Therapy can help you recognize the impact of trauma on your life and make plans to reclaim a greater sense of stability and wellbeing. Additionally, therapy can help you to recognize the way that the trauma you experienced is now potentially distorting your view of yourself, others, and the world around you. The goal in working with a therapist is to feel whole and confident once again.

How Does Therapy Help Women with Trauma? 

I can’t stop replaying the tapes in my mind of upsetting experience(s)

Specifically, Therapy For Women Struggling with Trauma May Benefit You If Any Of The Following Descriptions Sound Familiar:

I have nightmares several times a week or more

I feel panicked and out of control

I jump at unexpected sounds or movements

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I feel my mood changes dramatically from one moment to the next

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I’m always looking around for potential threats and danger 

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I like to have a way to get out of every place I go to. I look for exits before I go anywhere, sometimes I just avoid upsetting situations altogether

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My loved ones don’t understand what I’m going through; this leads me to isolate myself from others.

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I feel worried and anxious all the time, and I get stuck in negative thinking patterns

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I really don’t feel safe anywhere

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I frequently feel numb and depressed

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I’ve started using substances to help manage the difficulties of my daily life

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The therapist and client relationship is crucial to the client’s success in therapy. This is especially true when it comes to helping people work through trauma. If you’ve experienced a traumatic event in your life and you are looking to find a therapist who you feel safe talking to in order to find your inner strength and heal, you are in the right place. The therapists at Silver Linings Psych are here to support you on your path to healing and living a life that is meaningful to you. You can get to know our clinicians who offer therapy for women who have experienced trauma, by clicking the link to their individual pages below.

Who Offers Therapy for Women with Trauma?

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YOU are the One in Control of Drawing the Silver Lining Around Your Clouds.

Trauma can leave you feeling isolated, confused, fearful, and out of control. At the same time, the thought of sorting through all the complexities of the thoughts, feelings, and physical responses you experience after a trauma can seem even worse. It’s easy to fall into the habit of living life and avoiding the things we fear. The good news is you are not alone in your struggle. No matter how deep the hurt is, there is help to receive which hopefully will provide you the hope needed to heal. At Silver Linings Psych, we provide the support and guidance needed to assist in moving you forward in your life. If you want to learn more about therapy, don’t hesitate to click on the link below to contact a therapist at Silver Linings Psych and schedule an introductory consultation.

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