Trauma is any event or series of events that overwhelms the mind, body or both. Without knowing about trauma counseling and its benefits, traumatic events can present in a variety of ways. Growing up in critical, neglectful, unpredictable, or alcoholic homes can often cause trauma. Others may have been in a car accident or suffered an attack and “just don’t feel right” or are experiencing guilt that doesn’t make sense.

While others have a fear of medical procedures. What is traumatic for one person may not be for another. As a result of traumatic events or early life experiences, some people develop difficulty soothing themselves, while others may develop PTSD, forms of dissociation or complex trauma. People with these difficulties need to learn about trauma counseling to help them overcome any adverse effects.

Effects of Trauma or PTSD:

  • Anxiety, stress, hypervigilance, difficulty relaxing
  • Overwhelm, procrastination, shut down, dissociation
  • Substance abuse or behavioral addictions
  • Emotional dysregulation
  • Relationship issues, heartbreak, grief or unresolved situations
  • Creative blocks
  • Not feeling “like myself”

You may not know why you can’t find a mate, make more money, get back to your creative endeavors, or calm your anxiety. It most likely started when you began to develop a belief system about yourself that may not be true. Potentially, it began in an intimate relationship or when you received criticism as a child. When you learn about Trauma Counseling Center of Los Angeles and seek treatment, we can help you understand and define traumatic experiences.

Once a traumatic event is over, people often blame themselves for not being able to move on, for being blocked, or for not being able to master things in their lives that they think should be easy. Traumatic events disrupt our relationships with ourselves, others, our bodies and our past. To work with all four of these areas can create monumental changes for people.

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The Right Side of the Brain Has No Sense of Time

You may not know that the right side of the brain has no sense of time* and this is why we experience symptoms of trauma long after the incident is over. Trauma gets “stuck” in the right hemisphere. When we integrate memories in our lives, we release the trauma bringing ourselves back into present time where we have more control.

  • Critical, unpredictable or alcoholic home
  • Verbal, physical or sexual abuse by parent, caretaker or sibling
  • Neglect or abandonment
  • Birth trauma – either giving birth or being born
  • Divorce – either parents divorced or as an adult going through divorce
  • Loss, grief, unresolved situations
  • Attacks, rape or disaster
  • Adoption
  • Car accidents – symptoms may not appear until months later
  • Medical procedures or fear of procedures
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Trauma Is Locked In the Body

Trauma is not only in the mind, but also experienced in the body. When something traumatic happens, our nervous systems become dysregulated. We are jolted into anxiety, panic or tension while others of us feel dropped down into exhaustion or numbness. The key is to create an experience where the nervous system can release the tension, pressure or constriction caused by the trauma. The benefits of effective treatment are being able to breathe easier, feel more relaxed, and think more clearly.

We know the pain of trauma. When you learn about Trauma Counseling Center of Los Angeles, you’ll understand how our trauma therapy techniques can help. It’s time to have a new experience of the past and present.

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About Trauma Counseling Center of Los Angeles

The Trauma Counseling Center of Los Angeles uses innovative therapy techniques to help people activate traumatic memories and understand their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. When you’re learning about trauma counseling, you’ll also hear about our variety of therapy techniques, including:

If you’re ready to begin your journey toward a future of clarity, then call the Trauma Counseling Center of Los Angeles today at 855-265-0891. We’re a boutique treatment center that’s ready to teach you about trauma counseling and how it can help you. 

Trauma Counseling Center of Los Angeles in The Media

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Trauma Counseling Center of Los Angeles, Founder Interview

I have built a team of skilled clinicians who know how to help people recover from trauma. A therapist who doesn’t know what they are doing will launch in or have the client launch into their trauma story. It is important to create an atmosphere of safety, but also to give the client tools so they don’t become overwhelmed when telling their stories. We think by “just getting it out,” it will help. But with trauma, it doesn’t quite work that way. Special modalities are needed to help people deal with their traumas.

Deborah Sweet, Psy. D. Addiction and Trauma Therapy

Trauma Therapy and Dr. Sweet

Deborah Sweet, Psy.D. is a therapist who opened her private practice in 2006 where she began offering therapy to heal unresolved trauma and addiction. She has been sober since September 14, 1987. Prior to her own recovery she experienced repeated relapses over a four-year period. Frustrated, Deborah wondered what it was that kept her from getting sober.