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Trauma is very similar to grieving because it always carries a sense of loss. For instance, if you were the victim of a tragic car accident and cannot walk without a cane, you may have lost your ability to run, which was your form of exercise. Traumatic experiences will also have some consequence. Trauma can happen to someone at any time and sometimes when traumatic events occur in childhood, the sense of shock stays with the individual well into adulthood.

Frequently, when a person experiences a traumatic event, he or she comes to counseling with a specific condition, like depression or anxiety. A skilled therapist will ask the right questions to make sure that there are no underlying causes for the state that brought the client in for counseling in the first place. The trained counselors at Counseling Works in Plainfield understand the intricacies that go with trauma counseling and can help you today.

Do I have PTSD?

PTSD is the acronym for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This type of psychological disorder is very prevalent with military personnel and those who live in violent neighborhoods, like Chicago’s south or west sides. People living with PTSD are hypersensitive to stress and always feel like their life is still in danger. Because of this distorted hypersensitivity to stress, many of those with PTSD are more aggressive than their non-PTSD peers.

Some other symptoms include:

  • Flashbacks. Many people who have diagnosed with PTSD experience flashbacks of the incident, or incidents and never feel like they have been removed from the situation. Trauma counseling can help people with PTSD to reduce the number of flashbacks that enter their mind.
  • Nightmares. When people living with PTSD finally get to sleep, they often have nightmares that are very similar to the trauma they saw or endured. The nightmares increase anxiety in those who have PTSD. The good news is that there are a few therapeutic techniques that can be used to eliminate nightmares.
  • Paranoia. Many with PTSD are paranoid, which is expected because they always feel in danger. Some say they think a predator waits for them at every corner.
  • Social withdrawal. When PTSD symptoms are very severe, many sufferers stay home. Some won’t leave their room. If this sounds like you or a loved one, get trauma counseling today.

PTSD and Trauma counseling is very beneficial to those who have experienced extremely negative situations and have not recovered yet. If you or a loved one has been traumatized and need professional help, reach out for help today. You can find skilled trauma therapists at Counseling Works near Plainfield.

Contact Us Today for Trauma Counseling

To find out more about our trauma counseling services in Plainfield, please feel free to send us a message using the intake form on our website, or call us directly at 630-281-4296. The trained counselors at Counseling Works will help you reduce the negative feelings and anxiety you experienced because of the trauma you endured.


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