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Trauma Therapy

Trauma is a profoundly disturbing or frightening experience that exceeds our ability to cope, triggering intense emotional and physical reactions. At Behr Psychology, we understand that trauma isn’t limited to extreme or life-threatening events such as war or sexual assault but can arise from sources that may seem less significant yet equally impactful.

All of us are susceptible to trauma in our lives. Trauma from childhood, recent events, or a behavioral reaction of panic with no known cause are all valid reasons to seek therapy. Our services are tailored to address all forms of trauma, supporting you on the road to healing and recovery.

What is trauma?

Trauma can involve any overwhelming experience that triggers adverse emotional, cognitive, and physical reactions. While commonly associated with emotional, physical, psychological, or sexual abuse, trauma encompasses much more. Events such as car accidents, witnessing distressing scenes, or being involved in toxic relationships can all be traumatic. Events like the pandemic or ongoing socio-political conflicts may provoke a traumatic response.

Trauma release therapy: our approach

Emotional damage therapy services at Behr Psychology focus on treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related conditions. PTSD often develops after someone has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. Our therapists are dedicated to helping you process and work through your experiences in a supportive environment, ensuring that trauma does not control your life.

We believe that understanding and treating the underlying causes of trauma is essential for full recovery, so we offer comprehensive and expert support. Our therapists specialize in trauma and PTSD, using evidence-based therapies tailored to your unique experiences and your specific needs, helping you recover at your own pace. We provide a holistic approach to treatment, addressing both the psychological and physical aspects of trauma.

How do I find trauma therapy near me?

Finding a mental health professional with a specialization that meets your needs is crucial. At Behr Psychology, we offer in-person consultations at our Midtown West and Upper West Side offices and online sessions for those in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, South Carolina, and California.

Contact us today to help you regain control and move toward a healthier, more fulfilling life.

Myths about trauma and trauma therapy:

Myth: Trauma only results from extreme disasters, accidents, or assaults.

Fact: Trauma can occur from a wide range of experiences. There are three types of trauma:
● Acute trauma: results from a single, intense event, such as a severe assault or natural disaster, leading to immediate and overwhelming emotional responses.
● Chronic trauma: stems from prolonged or repeated exposure to distressing conditions like ongoing domestic abuse, causing deep emotional scars and long-term mental health issues if unaddressed.
● Complex trauma: arises from exposure to multiple, prolonged traumatic events, such as persistent abuse, significantly impacting overall well-being.
In addition, seemingly minor events like a sudden breakup or job loss can trigger trauma responses and cause emotional damage.

Myth: Discussing traumatic experiences in therapy will only make things worse.

Fact: Trauma therapy helps people process their experiences in a secure environment; while it can be difficult, it is designed to prevent re-traumatization and create coping skills.

Myth: If you’ve been through trauma, you should be able to get over it quickly.

Fact: Indeed, some people recover quickly after trauma. However, for many, recovery from trauma can be a long-term process, requiring more time and professional help.

Myth: Only weak people experience trauma

Fact: Trauma is a natural response to overwhelming events; experiencing it doesn't indicate weakness. Trauma can affect anyone, regardless of their resilience and emotional strength.

Our Team of Therapists

All of our therapists are relatable, authentic, and insightful clinicians who understand what it is like to be a patient. Yes, we provide therapy but we strive to understand who you are, not as a patient but as a whole person.

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