Trauma takes many forms, from surviving a terrorist attack to enduring years of emotional abuse. Visit Caroline Browne, LCSW, at Kente Therapy Space LCSW PLLC, in Yonkers, New York, if you suffer from the effects of trauma and need help moving past it. Caroline is a compassionate therapist specializing in trauma and domestic violence. Call Kente Therapy Space today or book an appointment online for expert trauma recovery.
Trauma describes severely distressing or terrifying experiences, like:
Some people experience these events and recover from their trauma, while others develop psychiatric conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
If you suffer a trauma, seeking counseling from an expert like Caroline at Kente Therapy Space treats people with PTSD and specializes in supporting domestic violence victims.
PTSD symptoms include:
Nightmares and flashbacks are common problems when you have PTSD. Flashbacks transport you back to the traumatic experience so that you feel like you’re reliving it. They usually happen in response to a trigger, like a sound or smell, that you associate with the trauma.
Fear, worry, stress, and anxiety often affect people with PTSD. You might develop clinical depression and suffer from panic attacks — times when anxiety overwhelms you so that you can’t function properly. You might have problems trusting others.
People with PTSD may be easily startled, and have difficulty sleeping. Anger, irritability, and believing none of your family or friends can understand your experience are common. Self-destructive behaviors like drinking excessively, taking risks, and using recreational drugs affect many people with PTSD.
To prevent distressing PTSD symptoms, people often avoid talking about their trauma or doing anything that might trigger a flashback.
Treatments for trauma and PTSD include:
Caroline has extensive experience with trauma victims in her role as a domestic violence substance use disorder coordinator at a Yonkers-based agency. She facilitated groups at substance use disorder inpatient and outpatient clinics, the Westchester County Department of Corrections, and medium and maximum-security facilities.
Caroline provides individual psychotherapy to survivors of domestic violence.
Call Kente Therapy Space today or book an appointment online to receive compassionate, expert help with trauma.