• Trauma Counseling

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    Counseling for Trauma

    RAD Counseling Center offers counseling for both individuals and couples. Below is an outline of our services for couples, listed as common topics that are typically discussed during one or more stages of the counseling process.

    Relief from Intrusive Thoughts, Flashbacks, and Nightmares
    Extreme Stress Responses, Emotions, and Anger Issues
    Rebuilding Healthy Connections with Loved Ones
    Focus on Self Care

    Relief from Intrusive Thoughts, Flashbacks, and Nightmares

    Common symptoms of experiencing a painful past include nightmares and flashbacks. While many people feel these are experiences they must endure, these types of intrusive thoughts can contribute to increased anxiety and panic attacks. RAD counselors use modalities that are scientifically proven to be effective in treating these symptoms and can help bring about a more peaceful night’s sleep and an overall calmer life.

    Extreme Stress Responses, Emotions, and Anger Issues

    Do you become enraged when someone cuts you off in traffic? Does your blood pressure increase when your child doesn’t cooperate? Do you escalate in what seems like a flash when things don’t go your way? Anger is a normal emotion, but when it’s out of proportion to the trigger, it can lead to many unhealthy consequences. Learning how to regulate our emotions in the counseling environment helps us lead more meaningful lives with healthier relationships with ourselves and others.

    Rebuilding Health Connections

    Humans are biologically wired to attach to others. We are a social species that relies on healthy connections with family, friends, and loved ones. Survivors from trauma and other negative, painful experiences often feel disconnected and numb because their symptoms can cause problems with trust, closeness, problem-solving, and communication. During the counseling process, you will learn that recovery from PTSD symptoms often leads to more satisfying and meaningful relationships.

     

    Focus on Self Care

    Trauma survivors often feel they don’t deserve self-care; that they’re not worthy of treating themselves well. But self-care is not an indulgent, selfish act. Rather, learning what we need and want and treating ourselves the way we would treat our loved ones is an act of health and can lead to a more compassionate relationship with yourself and others. In the counseling process, you will learn that self-care is integral in your recovery journey.