Trauma and PTSD Therapy in Vancouver

Our certified Vancouver counsellors will help you to process Trauma and PTSD as a response to various stressful events

At Modern Therapy Clinic, our counsellors in Vancouver are trained and experienced in addressing physical, emotional, or sexual trauma, critical incident, car crash, medical emergency, severe or threat or sudden loss of a close family member.

Specialized Treatment For Trauma

How do Vancouver trauma therapists work with traumas? At Modern Therapy clinic we specialize in trauma-focused therapies such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), Flash EMDR, TRE and EFIT (Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy). These advanced counselling techniques, designed to safely process trauma, have proven success in reducing PTSD symptoms. These therapeutic methods were developed specifically to access and reprocess aftermath of traumatic events to reduce emotional response to traumatic memories.

Trauma and PTSD Therapy in Vancouver | Modern Therapy Clinic
Trauma and PTSD Therapy in Vancouver | Modern Therapy Clinic
Does it mean you are traumatized if you experienced a traumatic event?

Our Vancouver trauma therapists see trauma not necessarily as ‘what happened to you’ but rather as ‘what happened inside you’ as a result of a traumatic incident.

In other words, it’s not an event itself that caused trauma but rather an inability of your nervous system to process that event. Two people can be in the same car accident but their recovery time and symptoms can differ significantly. The stronger your tolerance to stress events is the fewer symptoms you experience, and the faster will be your recovery time.

There is a study on childhood maltreatment that is linked to a risk for psychological problems such as PTSD, depression, and substance use in adulthood. They found out that people who ‘perceived’ their experiences as stressful are more at risk than those who had more severe abuse but didn’t consider events as traumatic. In addition, the degree to which a person perceives an event as traumatic is tied to trauma’s negative effects.

How To Chose A Therapist To Work With Trauma?

Counselling therapists bring an array of various therapeutic approaches to work with trauma. You have to be careful though. Sometimes we see clients who had bad experiences with ‘trauma therapy’ It is not enough to be ‘trauma-informed’ to be able to address such a deep wound. A therapist needs to know the foundation of how trauma is developed and how it can be processed safely and gently. At Modern Therapy, we don’t believe in ‘facing your fears’ as it can traumatize you even more, rather than heal. At our clinic, we found that EMDR, EFIT, TRE, and Mindfulness / Grounding Strategies can be used effectively to reduce the symptoms of distress and heal your traumatic memories.

What is PTSD?

Fears, negative self-talk, a sense of low self-worth, and feelings of guilt and shame are the common issues people experience as a result of trauma. These emotions and feelings are often accompanied by physical symptoms, such as inability to fall asleep, waking up during the night, nightmares, body fatigue. All this combined makes it difficult to function and feel engaged.

Those issues usually go away in time and the nervous system calms down, however often they don’t go away or show up later, way after the incident. This delay in symptoms can create extra challenges in diagnosis and treatment. The earlier we treat symptoms of PTSD the better our chances to catch it  before it progresses into more severe symptoms of distress.

If upsetting emotions, memories, and anxiety don’t go away you might benefit from trauma therapy. If you notice that you started to avoid some situations or places, or experience feelings as anger, irritation, or sadness that seem to come up out of nowhere and interfere with your life, talk to us. Together we will find the root cause of your upsetting feelings and work towards healing. We will help you to develop a holistic treatment plan to address both emotional and physical symptoms.

Trauma and PTSD Therapy in Vancouver | Modern Therapy Clinic

Reclaim Your Life and Find Freedom with Modern Therapy Certified PTSD & Trauma Therapist in Vancouver

Are you looking for freedom from the burden of trauma and PTSD? Modern Therapy in Vancouver offers comprehensive therapy services focused on helping you overcome these challenges. Our empathetic Vancouver counsellors will work closely with you to navigate the healing process, develop resilience, and regain emotional balance.