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Trauma Support

In a trauma support session, my primary objective is to facilitate a deeper understanding of how trauma has impacted clients' lives. I guide clients in navigating the intricate interplay of emotions, thoughts, and behaviors that may have emerged as a result of their traumatic experiences. By cultivating a relationship based on trust and empathy, I create a safe and supportive space where clients can feel genuinely heard, validated, and supported. Here are some common themes that often arise during trauma counseling sessions:

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  • Processing the traumatic event - Some clients may need help processing the traumatic event and understanding how it has impacted them. 

  • Developing coping strategies - Clients often benefit from learning coping strategies to manage physical and emotional symptoms, such as anxiety, flashbacks, or hypervigilance.

  • Identifying and addressing triggers - Some people may have triggers that bring up memories or feelings associated with the traumatic event. 

  • Addressing feelings of guilt or shame - Clients may feel guilty or ashamed about the traumatic event, even if it was not their fault. 

  • Addressing feelings of anger or resentment - Some clients may feel angry or resentful about the traumatic event or the people involved. 

  • Addressing negative beliefs about self or the world - Clients may develop negative beliefs about themselves or the world as a result of the traumatic event.

  • Developing a support network - Clients often benefit from developing a support network of family, friends, or other individuals who can provide emotional support.

  • Addressing unhealthy coping strategies - Some clients may be using substances or engaging in other unhealthy coping strategies to manage their emotions. 

  • Providing psychoeducation - Clients may benefit from learning about the nature of trauma, its effects on the body and mind, and strategies for managing symptoms. 

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