If you have experienced a traumatic event or want to understand more about trauma, Monarch Psychology is here to help:
Everyone reacts to trauma in different ways and can experience a wide range of emotional and physical symptoms.
These are the most common symptoms of PTSD and trauma:
In some cases, symptoms may be short lived and may resolve a few days or weeks after a distressing event or experience.
However, if your symptoms persist or become worse, it may be time to speak with a professional to explore your situation and challenges.
PTSD is a psychological disorder that results from exposure to intense harm or threats to safety.
To receive a diagnosis of PTSD, specific symptoms must be present such as intrusive thoughts and memories about the event.
PTSD can result from a single incident, such as a motor vehicle accident, an assault, or the death of a loved one.
It can also occur due to cumulative trauma over time.
Complex trauma is the result of repetitive harm, usually within a relationship and often with a caregiver or romantic partner.
It typically involves a betrayal of trust within a relationship and can lead to a more complicated form of PTSD known as Complex PTSD.
The specific treatment used for trauma depends on each person’s specific experiences, symptoms, and preferences.
Treatments focus on resolving the unpleasant feelings and memories that have been avoided.
Counselling methods for PTSD and trauma also include discharging pent-up “fight-or-flight” energy, learning how to regulate strong emotions, unlearning unhealthy patterns and relearning new healthy ones, and building your self-esteem and your ability to trust other people.
Monarch Psychology utilizes several modalities in the treatment of trauma, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy).
Overall, our goal is to find the best counselling method for your unique challenges and situation!
We offer individual counseling both in-person and online with a free 15-minute phone consultation.