Trauma is often a core issue behind anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues a person may be experiencing. Trauma therapy works to get to the root cause of psychological issues instead of simply treating the symptoms. Co-occurring disorders that result from traumatic experiences often lead people to seek relief through unhealthy methods such as substance abuse.
Contact the professionals at Fresh Start Recovery Center today at 833.625.0398 to learn more about how to take steps towards addressing your trauma.
The Impact of Trauma on Mental Health
It’s common not to realize that trauma is having a strong impact on your mental health. Past trauma works behind the scenes and, left untreated over time, can have a hefty impact on your well-being.
The temptation to self-medicate is common when it comes to combating the effects of trauma. Self-medicating is never a positive long-term solution and will, inevitably, lead to more problems than solutions.
A treatment center like Fresh Start can help you or your loved one learn how to develop practical and healthy coping mechanisms for managing the long-term effects of trauma and being the healing process. Fresh Start offers treatment programs and a range of both traditional and holistic therapies to help you address your trauma.
Those who struggle with trauma often have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). You may have heard references to the concept that “the body keeps score.” Both the mind and the body respond differently to traumatic events and the way incidents are internalized is both personal and varies on a case-by-case basis.
When you decide to work with Fresh Start, we assist each client in creating an individualized therapeutic plan that will help you determine how best to identify and work through your past through individual trauma-focused therapy sessions with a counselor.
Trauma tends to hold people back from living in the present. In order to become the best possible version of yourself, Fresh Start aims to help you recover from your past trauma and move forward in a life free from the burdens of your past.
What to Expect for Trauma Therapy
Trauma-focused therapy involves a process of addressing and navigating through past traumas in order to better understand why we feel the way we feel. Learning to cope with past experiences and choices allows for the development of valuable, healthy skills to manage triggers when faced with them.
Through trauma therapy, clients learn to:
- Work through past trauma
- Discover how trauma has impacted them personally
- Learn new coping mechanisms
- Benefit from peer support
- Come to accept trauma and move away from its impact
Goals of a Trauma Therapy Program
There are many goals in a trauma recovery therapy program. A major goal is making your future a lot easier to manage than how you’ve been feeling in the day-to-day.
Objectives in trauma therapy can include:
- Overcoming substance abuse that can result from the stress of trauma
- Treating the symptoms of trauma
- Learning to cope with the reality of traumatic events that occurred in your past
- Developing skills to prevent relapse related to past traumas
- Pivoting away from the past event and learning to focus on the present
- Increasing your day-to-day functionality
- Better understanding the nature of hereditary or generational trauma
- Learning how to feel empowered and take back control of your life
Reach Out to Fresh Start Recovery Center Today to Address Your Trauma
Allowing trauma to go untreated for long periods of time takes a toll on you and your loved ones. Trauma-focused therapy can help you address the root cause of your trauma and alleviate symptoms like anxiety and depression that often result. At Fresh Start Recovery Center, we know this is no easy process. Our trained professionals will be by your side every step of the way. Contact us today to speak with a specialist at 833.625.0398 who can tell you more about the benefits of a trauma recovery program.