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 trauma-focused therapies such as EMDR, Flash EMDR, OEI, and Mindfulness showed much success in the reduction of PTSD symptoms.
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.
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.
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.
If upsetting emotions, memories, and anxiety don’t go away you might benefit from trauma therapy. If you notice that you started to avoid certain situations or places, or such feelings as anger, irritation, or sadness come up out of nowhere and interfere with your life, talk to us. Together we will find the root cause of your upsetting feelings.
How Do Vancouver Trauma Therapists Work With Traumas?
There are many therapies that can help you to process traumas. At Modern Therapy and Counselling, we found that EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) Therapy, EFIT (Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy), OEI (Observed Experiential Integration), and Mindfulness / Grounding Strategies can effectively reduce the symptoms of distress and heal your traumas.