For people living with trauma, the traumatic experience can change every aspect of their daily lives. It’s essential to find relief and work toward a path of moving forward to improve your quality of daily life. For residents living in and around Marshall, Texas, Jeremiah Henderson, LCSW, offers compassionate support and guidance for trauma that helps you find coping strategies to be able to move on in a healthy way. To schedule an appointment for trauma help, call the office or book online today.
Trauma is an emotional reaction to a distressing event. There are immediate responses to a traumatic event, like shock or denial. However, there are also more long-term effects of trauma that can affect your ability to enjoy life.
Some common signs of trauma include:
Numerous things can trigger a traumatic response. Examples may include being in a natural disaster, going through a divorce, losing a job, or even being in a car accident.
Your brain and body need time to process traumatic events. If you try to ignore the signs of trauma, your mind can’t always heal properly. In many cases, this leads to further physical and emotional pain.
Many people who go through trauma feel isolated and alone. They could begin to feel overwhelmed, which makes it harder to seek help and try new coping strategies to reduce their reaction to a traumatic event.
Minimizing trauma may work in the short term, but it may be unable to deliver lasting relief that you need. A better approach is to work with a mental health specialist to find ways to move beyond trauma and toward an improved quality of daily life.
Mr. Henderson understands that no two people share the exact same experience of trauma. Even people who’ve lived through the same event, like a plane crash or losing a career, can still have very different experiences of trauma.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a great way to help treat trauma. This approach trains you how to identify and assess your thoughts and feelings. You’ll also learn how to alter your approach to negative thoughts and how to change your thinking patterns and behaviors.
Traditional talk therapy can also be effective. Sometimes you simply need a compassionate mental health specialist to talk about what you’ve been through.
Many people also benefit from making meaningful lifestyle modifications. Enhancing your nutrition is a great place to begin, as your body and brain need proper fuel to function well. Getting plenty of exercise is also essential.
To schedule an appointment for trauma help, call Jeremiah Henderson in Marshall, Texas, or book online today.