Trauma & Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
If you’ve experienced a traumatic event, you may feel a wide range of emotions, such as:
There is no right or wrong way to react to trauma. Your reactions can affect your functioning at home, at your workplace, in your intimate, family and social relationships, and your overall quality of life
A traumatic event(s) can fall anywhere on a continuum:
- Ranging from situations that happened specifically to you personally to being affected vicariously and indirectly,
- Ranging from large-scale and dramatic events to unacknowledged incidents
- Ranging from most recently to a lifetime ago
You have the ability to move toward healing from your experience, and uncover your own capacity for resilience, growth, and recovery.
At Spiler Psychotherapy, we recognize that, in addition to individuals in the general population, those who are at highest risk of experiencing trauma include:
- Police Officers
- Critical Incident First Responders
- Emergency medical service workers
- Hospital and clinic staff (nurses, doctors, medical aids)
This highest-risk segment of the population is particularly vulnerable and requires specialized attention and support, as they are themselves ‘trauma responders’.
When is Trauma-informed treatment and EMDR a useful option?
EMDR Therapy is a psychotherapy approach based on standard procedures and protocols. This approach enables our mental health therapists to incorporate EMDR Therapy into their case conceptualizations and treatment plans while working with your issues related to trauma and stressor related conditions. We use the three-prong protocol (past memories, present triggers, and future templates) and the 11-step procedure to create an effective outcome.