WHERE TO BEGIN
WHAT IS TRAUMA THERAPY?
Have you tried therapy before, and it didn’t seem to help? Do you feel stuck, unable to move forward in life? You may be dealing with the residual effects of trauma.
Trauma is a “distressing event in which a person feels severely threatened emotionally, psychologically, or physically.
Almost everyone will experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives. Many people recover with time and support from loved ones. But others experience lasting effects and may continue to live with deep emotional pain, confusion, fear, or post-traumatic stress (PTSD) far after the event has passed.
Traditional talk therapy is often ineffective if you’ve experienced trauma. There are physical, chemical, and psychological responses that can keep you feeling stuck—a trauma-informed therapist has more training and tools to help you. Often, specific trauma therapy is fundamental to experience full healing.
Interpersonal conflict can look like ongoing arguments or one big fight with one person or a group of people. Either way, it can cause you to change the way you live life.
Verbal, physical, spiritual, emotional and sexual abuse can all be trauma. Our counselors are trained to help you process so that you can live free.
A hospitalization of you or a loved one can create turmoil in your heart and mind. This is considered trauma.
Sometimes that one thing from years ago, big or small, can be the thing that’s holding you back from life.
TRAUMA LOOKS DIFFERENT FOR EVERYONE
Trauma therapy can help you work through all different types of trauma (and there’s a lot of them).
FIND THE ANSWERS YOU’RE LOOKING FOR
Frequently asked questions about trauma therapy
There are many different ways trauma presents itself in your daily life. Because of this, trauma therapy is a very nuanced speciality. For your help, here are some frequently asked questions about dealing with trauma and traumatic events through counseling.
WHAT IS PTSD AND HOW DOES IT RELATE TO TRAUMA?
Post-traumatic stress is “the psychological reaction to a severely stressful and physically threatening event that often results in anxiety, flashbacks, hypervigilance, depression, suicidal ideation, and other mental health concerns for an extended period of time. People who experience PTSD may continue to feel afraid or anxious even when no danger is present.”
Often post-traumatic stress occurs after a traumatic event, and can cause disruption in your everyday life. Learn More
DO I NEED A TRAUMA INFORMED THERAPIST?
“I haven’t really experienced trauma in my life…”
“It wasn’t really that bad…”
“Everyone goes through hard things, why can’t I get over it?”
Have you heard yourself saying those words? Even if you haven’t considered trauma to be a part of your life, there are a number of events that can still be considered traumatic.
Trauma-informed therapists help you explore your past in a safe space, even if the trauma itself is not as seemingly overt. Through therapy, you may find that some things you thought were normal are actually rooted in trauma. Many clients find themselves saying “it’s just how it is,” or “that’s the way I’ve always been,” when, in fact, they developed that habit because of a reaction to past trauma.
Healing from trauma is a process that leads to freedom and a refreshed outlook on life, trauma-informed therapists are highly trained in this entire process of addressing trauma and how it’s shaped you today. The real path towards healing is a gentle, safe, and trusting one.
WHY A CHRISTIAN COUNSELOR FOR TRAUMA?
“Why did God let this happen?”
“Where was God in this experience?”
“How can a good God allow bad things to happen?”
As Christians ourselves, we understand the ache of these questions. When you’ve experienced pain and trauma, it becomes increasingly difficult to separate the situation and God’s role in it. We believe that a Christian trauma-informed therapist can help you navigate both your relationship with God and also healing from past trauma.
Our goal is to be both clinically excellent, and Biblically sound. Many of our counselors also hold degrees in theology, and all are comfortable praying with you, talking with you about your faith, and answering hard questions.
Here at Cornerstone, we believe that the deepest healing comes at the intersection of safe, trauma-informed care, and the genuine love of Jesus.
WHAT DOES TRAUMA LOOK LIKE?
Symptoms to watch out for
In the most basic terms, trauma is anything that happened to you that caused you to live your life differently from that point forward. Trauma can range from social rejection to witnessing traumatic events, from the death of a loved one, to exposure to violence.
Trauma can feel “big” or “small,” but its impact is the same. Unprocessed traumatic events can leave you feeling any of the following:
- Poor Concentration
- Panic Attacks
- Eating Disorders
- Self Harm
- Feeling worthless
- Identity Confusion
NEED COUNSELING IN COLORADO? WE CAN HELP.
We offer Christian trauma counseling both in-person and online; in hopes you heal, grow, and thrive. Together with our EMDR and Brainspotting specialists, in Colorado or online, you will go through a personalized program to address your past traumas that can lead to healing, peace, understanding and a refreshed outlook on life. Call us to book a session of trauma therapy in Colorado today.
FINDING THE BEST TREATMENT FOR YOU
Christian trauma treatment
I knew that I had things to work through, but I didn’t know how much those things were effecting my day to day life. Doing weekly trauma therapy changed my marriage, the way I view the world, and myself. I find myself filled with more peace, understanding, and joy since working through my past traumas with a counselor at Cornerstone!