Trauma is an emotional response to an event that causes an
overwhelming amount of stress. A traumatic event can be any
stressful event such as, being the victim of a violent crime or
sexual assault, experiencing the death of a close relative or
friend, or being involved in an accident. In addition, trauma can
arise from a recent stressful even or be the result an event that
occurred years ago, such as childhood abuse.
People who suffer from a traumatic event may struggle physically, emotionally, or psychologically afterwards. The distressing event may cause people to experience overwhelming feelings, such as extreme anxiety, depression, anger, sadness or guilt. Individuals who have suffered trauma may also experience ongoing problems with sleep, physical pain, appetite disturbance or maintaining personal relationships.
Traumatic counseling is a field of counseling which helps people
come to terms with, and recover from, a traumatic event. A
counselor with specialized experience and training can help
people who are struggling with trauma to integrate the
emotions involved with the experience and to develop ways to
cope with the resulting emotional and physical stress.
Our practice in East Lansing provides counseling and works with patients who are dealing with trauma and stress. If you would like to make an appointment, contact us now.