TRAUMA Therapy in Colorado Springs
How do I stop feeling so scared?
You’re a survivor. You lived through something terrible, something that no one should've had to go through—and you made it to the other side.
...But life feels different.
Your nerves feel frayed. You’re constantly on alert. You can’t remember the last time you felt carefree. That sense of panic shows up unexpectedly, even in mundane or normal situations. You didn’t feel this way before your traumatic experience. You wish you could let go of this constant tension and fear.
You're ready to do the work that helps you sleep well at night. You're ready to do the work that will allow you to feel close to your friends and family again. And you can do it. Counseling can't change what happened to you,
but it can help you take back control so that your trauma no longer controls you.
Through therapy, you will learn how to:
understand what is happening in your mind and your body
know what triggers your panic or angry outbursts
know just what to do to manage your triggers
stop feeling worried about panic attacks
feel like you're in control of yourself again
You will benefit most from therapy for trauma if:
you feel like your worries are irrational
you know what experiences have been traumatic for you
you’re willing to following the therapeutic process
you’re open to working through your past
you’re willing to practice the tools your therapist gives you on a daily basis
You may be hurting but not alone.
If you are reading this, chances are that you are going through a difficult time. You may be feeling overwhelmed, confused, or just plain lost. Maybe you are struggling with feelings of sadness, anger, or fear that you don't know how to cope with. Whatever you are going through, I want you to know that you are not alone, and that there is hope and healing available to you.
One of the most valuable resources that you have at your disposal is trauma therapy. Trauma therapy is a form of therapy that focuses on helping individuals who have experienced traumatic events to heal and move forward. It is a safe and supportive space where you can explore your feelings and experiences, and work towards rebuilding your life and finding a sense of hope and purpose.
I know that the idea of therapy can be intimidating or even scary for some people. Maybe you feel like you should be able to handle your problems on your own, or maybe you are worried about what others will think. These are completely understandable concerns, and I want you to know that it takes a lot of courage and strength to seek out help, and that you deserve to be supported and cared for.
Trauma therapy is a place where you can be heard, understood, and accepted, without judgment or criticism. Your therapist is there to provide you with a compassionate and non-judgmental ear, and to offer you guidance and support as you navigate your challenges and heal from your traumatic experiences.
One of the primary benefits of trauma therapy is that it provides you with the opportunity to process and understand your experiences. It can be a time to explore your feelings and thoughts about what happened, and to work through any lingering pain or hurt. Trauma therapy can also help you to develop healthy coping skills and strategies for managing your emotions and stress. Whether you are struggling with specific issues such as anxiety or depression, or simply looking for ways to improve your overall well-being, trauma therapy can provide you with the tools you need to move forward and make positive changes in your life.
Another benefit of trauma therapy is that it can help you to rebuild and strengthen your relationships. If you are having difficulty with a romantic partner, a family member, or a friend, trauma therapy can provide you with the skills you need to communicate effectively and resolve conflicts. It can also help you to build stronger and more fulfilling relationships in general, by teaching you how to express your feelings and needs in a healthy way, and how to listen and respond to others.
Trauma therapy is also a place where you can work through feelings of isolation and disconnection. If you are feeling like you are on your own, or like no one understands what you are going through, trauma therapy can provide you with a sense of connection and support. It can be a place where you can feel seen and heard, and where you can start to rebuild your sense of self and purpose.
I want you to know that you are not alone, and that you don't have to struggle through your challenges on your own. There is help available to you, and I hope you will consider taking this important step towards healing and growth. Trauma therapy can be a difficult and emotional process, but it can also be incredibly liberating and empowering. You deserve to be happy and fulfilled, and you have the power to create a positive and meaningful life for yourself.
What is trauma therapy?
Trauma therapy is a form of mental health treatment that focuses on helping individuals who have experienced traumatic events to heal and move forward. It is a safe and supportive space where individuals can work with a trained therapist to process and understand their experiences, and to develop healthy coping skills and strategies for managing their emotions and stress.
Trauma can take many forms, including physical, sexual, or emotional abuse; natural disasters; accidents; and military combat. It can have a profound impact on an individual's mental health and well-being, and can lead to a range of emotional and psychological issues such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Trauma therapy is designed to help individuals who have experienced trauma to address and manage these issues, and to rebuild their lives and find a sense of hope and purpose.
Trauma therapy can take many forms, including individual therapy, group therapy, and couples therapy. Individual therapy is one-on-one sessions with a therapist, and is a common choice for individuals who are seeking to address specific issues or challenges related to trauma. Group therapy involves meeting with a therapist and other individuals who are facing similar challenges, and can be helpful for those who feel more comfortable in a group setting. Couples therapy is designed to help couples who are struggling with the impact of trauma on their relationship to improve their communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their bond.
There are many different approaches to trauma therapy, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a common approach that focuses on helping individuals to identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors that are contributing to their challenges. Mindfulness-based therapy involves teaching individuals mindfulness practices, such as meditation and deep breathing, to help them manage stress and improve their overall well-being. Psychodynamic therapy is a deeper, more exploratory approach that focuses on helping individuals to understand their unconscious thoughts and behaviors, and to work through past traumas or conflicts.
One of the unique aspects of trauma therapy is that it is personalized to the individual's needs and goals. This means that individuals have the opportunity to take an active role in their own healing and growth process. They have the opportunity to set their own goals for therapy, and to work towards achieving them with the support of a trained therapist. This can be a powerful and empowering experience, and can help individuals to develop a sense of agency and control over their own lives.
Trauma therapy can be a long-term process, and the length of treatment will depend on a person's needs and goals. It's important to find a therapist who is trained and experienced in working with trauma, and who is a good fit for you personally. It can be helpful to ask about a therapist's approach to treatment, and to discuss your goals and expectations for therapy.
If you're interested in working through your trauma and want to explore a fit, you can contact us for a free consultation.
The counseling process:
Therapy will help you identify the areas of life where trauma has impacted you and is currently negatively affecting your life. The therapist will help you with coping skills and lead you through practices that heal your brain so that you can adapt to what stresses you.
Each trauma therapy session is 50 minutes long, but may be increased to 90 minutes (please note 90 minute sessions are be discussed prior to your session if the longer time is appropriate). For best results in treating trauma, we recommend at least eight consecutive weeks of therapy. We have found that clients who do not commit to weekly sessions for eight weeks struggle to find satisfaction in meeting their goals and regaining control in their lives.
What to Expect
The first week is the intake session. The intake session is focused on helping demystify the counseling process for trauma therapy. Your Colorado Springs trauma therapist will go through your completed paperwork and make sure that you understand what you are consenting to in therapy. Your trauma therapist will also gather more information about you, your social, biological, and psychological history; and anything else that may be impacting your situation. Your trauma counselor will make sure that we clearly understand your goals for therapy and have a plan moving forward.
Week 2 and THE FOLLOWING weeks:
Your Colorado Springs trauma therapist will choose treatment strategies that best fit you and help you regain stability in your life. Each session will be focused on the trauma counselor working with you to make sure you feel you are improving. This may require you to practice strategies during your week, between sessions.
Intermountain Counseling is committed to creating a safe, warm, and welcoming environment for you so you feel empowered and equipped to overcome the obstacles in your life.
Termination is the agreed-upon ending of the therapeutic relationship once goals are achieved and takes 1 to 3 sessions, depending on your needs. Trauma counseling should be a springboard into life; your therapist will work with you to determine that you feel your goals have been met and that you are satisfied with what you have worked on.