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Pursuing Trauma and Therapy

We understand that finding the right trauma therapy can be a challenging process. Trauma is a complex issue that affects individuals in different ways. However, with the right support, healing is possible. At Mindful Roots, we specialize in trauma therapy, and we’re here to help you on your journey to recovery.

What is Trauma?

Trauma is a psychological response to an event or experience that is deeply distressing or disturbing. It can result from a single event, such as a car accident, or from ongoing experiences, such as abuse or neglect. Trauma can have a significant impact on an individual’s emotional, physical, and psychological well-being.

The Importance of Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy is a form of treatment that helps individuals who have experienced trauma to heal and recover. It provides a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors related to the trauma. The goal of trauma therapy is to help individuals develop coping strategies, build resilience, and regain a sense of control in their lives.

Importance of Trauma Therapy

Types of Trauma Therapy

There are various types of trauma therapy available, and we’ll work with you to determine the best approach for your individual needs. Some of the most common types of trauma therapy include:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT is a form of therapy that helps individuals identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors related to the trauma. It helps individuals develop coping strategies and build resilience.
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): EMDR is a form of therapy that uses rapid eye movements to help individuals process traumatic memories and experiences.
  • Somatic Experiencing: Somatic Experiencing is a form of therapy that focuses on the physical sensations associated with trauma. It helps individuals release trapped energy and tension in the body, which can contribute to symptoms of trauma.
  • Narrative Therapy: Narrative Therapy is a form of therapy that helps individuals reframe their experiences and develop a new narrative around the trauma.

At our practice, Dr.Saarah Nicolas specializes in CBT, but in the near future, we will offer a range of trauma therapy options, and we’ll work with you to determine the best approach for your individual needs.

Types of Trauma Therapy

The Benefits of Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy can provide a range of benefits for individuals who have experienced trauma. These include:

  • Improved emotional regulation Trauma can often lead to intense emotional reactions, such as anxiety, anger, and sadness. Trauma therapy can help individuals learn to regulate their emotions more effectively, which can lead to improved mental health.
  • Reduced symptoms of PTSD PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) are a common condition associated with trauma. Trauma therapy can help individuals reduce the symptoms of PTSD, such as flashbacks, nightmares, and intrusive thoughts.
  • Improved interpersonal relationships Trauma can often impact an individual’s ability to form and maintain healthy relationships. Trauma therapy can help individuals develop healthy communication skills and build stronger relationships.
  • Increased self-esteem Trauma can often lead to feelings of shame and low self-esteem. Trauma therapy can help individuals develop a more positive self-image and increase their self-esteem.

At our practice, we understand the impact that trauma can have on an individual’s life. We’re here to provide support and guidance on your journey to recovery. Our trauma therapy options are designed to help you heal and regain a sense of control in your life. If you’re interested in learning more about our trauma therapy options, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

About Dr. Saarah Nicolas

I’ve experienced trauma firsthand and, through therapy, overcame my fears and found healing. This led me to become a psychologist and offer others emotional freedom. Authenticity builds trust and connection, and I take pride in providing a supportive environment for my clients. If you are ready to begin your journey to healing, I invite you to reach out.
“There often comes a time when we realize that things are not working how we want them to. A time when making a shift in our journey outweighs the comfort of a path that no longer serves us.”

Dr. Saarah Nicolas

Owner and Licensed Psychologist at Mindful Roots Counseling

Through evidence-based approaches like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness, I have helped numerous clients manage symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and trauma-related issues. I also have a long history working with Veterans, women, male sexual trauma survivors, LGBTQ+, and BIPOC people.
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Healing, Recovery, Trauma Therapy
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