Trauma Counseling

Trauma Counseling in Charlotte, NC

Trauma Counseling SureHope Counseling & Training Center

Some life experiences can impact your physical and mental health weeks or even years after they occur.  If you have experienced an event that continues to affect your daily life, we can help you through trauma counseling at SureHope Counseling & Training Center.   Our trained trauma therapists are here to help you experience peace again.

Traumatic events in life can be big events, but at times even seemingly small events can lead to changes in your thoughts and feelings that continue to impact your life.   According to MHFA, “trauma can include things like verbal, physical or sexual abuse; emotional or physical neglect; a significant loss; alcohol/drug exposure; poverty; bullying, racism or discrimination; or even a pandemic.”  Additionally, other events such as witnessing an accident, divorce, or the loss of a job can be traumatic.  

Everyone reacts to trauma differently, these events may cause distressing symptoms or even PTSD.

Signs you may have experienced trauma:

Intrusive thoughts and memories

Feelings of shame

Excessive guilt

Irritability and angry outbursts

Difficulty feeling positive emotions

Numbness or dissociation

Chronic health conditions

Hyperarousal causing sleep disturbances or a lower threshold for startle responses

Find peace & experience joy again.

We utilize several forms of therapy that have been proven to be effective in treating trauma.  This includes EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), Brainspotting, narrative therapy, psychodynamic therapy among others.

Several of our counselors including, Cynthia Morris, Mike Vaughn, Callie Gross, Kelly Saylor, Susan Steier, Jim Katsoudas and Ken Grano are trauma therapists who specialize in helping people overcome the negative effects of trauma in their lives.  

What to expect from trauma counseling: 

You’ll work with your trauma therapist to gain perspective on what you experienced and find tools to deal with the resulting effects.

In an article published by the NIH it’s noted that, “traumatic stress reactions are normal reactions to abnormal circumstances.” The article goes on to say that you may be experiencing one of two emotional extremes: “feeling either too much (overwhelmed) or too little (numb).” While this is a normal response to a traumatic event, it does not have to be how you continue to experience life. 

Trauma therapists in Matthews, NC & Charlotte, NC

You’ll find a safe and supportive environment for growth at SureHope Counseling & Training Center.  Our trauma therapists offer private telehealth or in-person sessions in both our Matthews, NC and North Charlotte, NC locations.

Find more balance in your daily life.

Develop healthy coping skills

Decrease stress

Reduce feelings of fear and avoidance

Change negative thought patterns

Improve sleep

Reduce anger, guilt and depression

Increase your sense of safety

Why we are dedicated to trauma therapy:

One of the best things about doing trauma therapy is how long and far-reaching its benefits can be.  The process can bring about a new sense of wellbeing that extends beyond yourself.  Not only will you feel better, but you may also see it change your relationships, your career, and even improve your physical health.  This is why as trauma counselors, we love our work.  Seeing you experience change that has such a huge impact on so many aspects of your life is richly rewarding!

Begin down your path to a healthier you!

Coming to counseling to overcome a traumatic event is a brave and important step towards your wellbeing.  We would be happy to talk with you more.  Please reach out to us via the contact form to ask any questions you might have or to schedule a session with a trauma therapist.

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