Something in your life happened. It was not good. In fact, it was pretty scary. Maybe you have an abusive partner, experienced a hurricane, been assaulted, or grew up in a dysfunctional family. All of these things can cause trauma symptoms.
Symptoms of trauma (one big negative event, a series of negative events, or prolonged stressful environments) can cause Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which can show up as physical, cognitive, and emotional distress. These symptoms may include:
- body aches and pains
- difficulty sleeping or nightmares
- heightened startle response
- difficulty concentrating
- nightmares and more…
However, bad experiences DON’T HAVE TO DEFINE YOU! The anxiety, racing thoughts, or worry you may feel every day about your past can be processed.
Although they may stay with you as a part of your history, they no longer have to be at the forefront of your mind. You can get control of your mental health. In time, you can start to feel better with support from a trained therapist.
Some therapists in Synergy are trained in specific trauma treatments like Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) or Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART).
Everyone experiences Anxiety to some extent.
PTSD is Different.
Everyone feels anxious sometimes, especially when they face stressful situations. But, not everyone experiences trauma or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
For example, a little anxiety about an exam may push you to study harder. Or worrying about a car crash means you’ll never forget your seat belt. However, there is a point where anxiety becomes all-consuming and debilitating.
Too much anxiety about negative or disruptive experiences may cause you to freeze and be unable to get out of bed.
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Find Relief From Your Trauma Symptoms in PTSD Treatment
You do not need to live with all-consuming PTSD symptoms every day. There is hope. Without treatment, you may struggle to think straight, your relationships may suffer, and you’re at a greater risk for substance abuse and depression. It is important to acknowledge the negative feelings and difficult thoughts in order to find effective coping strategies.
Synergy eTherapy's Approach To Trauma Therapy and PTSD Treatment
Successful trauma treatment and PTSD treatment is holistic which includes specific Cognitive Behavioral therapies, Processing therapies like EMDR or ART, possibly medication, and other approaches like meditation, relaxation, and mindfulness practices.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Trauma
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a common way to treat the symptoms of trauma and PTSD. CBT focuses on how your thoughts and feelings cause you to act in certain ways. It can teach you how to cope with bad thoughts and make changes in your behaviors to cope with the symptoms you’re having. You can’t go back and change what happened to you, but you can change your future and how you react to your trauma triggers. CBT will teach you coping strategies to help you respond in a healthy way when you are triggered by the memories of your past.
Processing Therapies like CPT, EMDR, or ART
Processing Therapies like Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), EMDR or ART are specific trauma treatment that helps alleviate symptoms of PTSD. They are all evidence-based, short-term treatments that can lessen or even eliminate Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms. During online therapy, a counselor educates you about PTSD symptoms and helps you process out “stuck points” associated with the traumatic event.
What To Expect From Online Counseling and Trauma Therapy
Online counseling or eTherapy is a wonderful, easy, convenient, and flexible way to access trauma treatment on your terms, where you are comfortable. Some days you may not want to leave your home. And, commuting to a therapy appointment, and waiting in a waiting room is off putting. So, you put off therapy and your PTSD symptoms become worse.
Synergy eTherapy is here to work WITH you. Online therapy can fit into your busy day. It will not add another layer of anxiety to your life. During online therapy sessions, all you need to do is log into our secure therapy portal and meet with your therapist. Then, you will engage in an hour of goal-oriented, compassionate, and insightful therapy. You can expect to feel heard and validated no matter what you say. Then, your therapist will teach you new skills to help you better manage those negative thoughts and emotions
Trauma Therapy and PTSD Treatment Can Help You Feel Better
Why wait? It can be miserable to live with the symptoms of PTSD. But you don’t have to live this way. PTSD and other trauma-related symptoms are typically very responsive to counseling. Our online therapists for anxiety truly can help you regain control of your life. Overcoming the fears that cause you pain will not only build confidence but will also lift a huge weight off your shoulders. There is no need to suffer when your PTSD can be treated. Take control of your mind, so it doesn’t take control of you.
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Begin Online Trauma Therapy and PTSD Treatment
Are you ready to regain control of your life and begin trauma therapy or PTSD treatment? The therapists at Synergy eTherapy would love to support you! You can begin online trauma therapy in your state with three simple steps:
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Other Mental Health Services At Synergy eTherapy
As an online counseling practice, our mission is to offer a variety of online mental health therapy services to help you focus on you. We take the stress out of getting the treatment you deserve with our flexible, convenient, and easy to use mental health services. We offer online therapy in several states including Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, New York, South Carolina, Florida, Kansas, California, Illinois, Maine, and Georgia with new states added to our list on a regular basis. Depending on the therapist you see, we can offer counseling for trauma, depression, substance abuse, medical conditions and more. Our online therapists help teens, college students, adults and couples. In addition, we are able to offer psychiatric medication management in some locations. For questions regarding our cost, please visit the cost of investment page. Getting help doesn’t have to be complicated. Online counseling may be the answer you’ve been looking for.