Trauma may better evident when a person is struggling with upsetting emotions, frightening memories, or a sense of constant danger. Symptoms may include but not limited to feeling numb, disconnected, and/or unable to trust other people.
When bad things happen, it can take a while to get over the pain and feel safe (normal) again-whether the trauma happened years ago or yesterday, you can heal and move on.
- Emotional and psychological trauma – Relational betrayal, accidents, injury, natural disaster, or a violent attack
You may need professional help if you or a loved one experience any of the following symptoms:
- Having trouble functioning at home or work
- Significant sleep changes
- Feeling always on “alert”
- Hyper focused over the trauma
- Avoiding talking about the trauma
- Suffering from severe fear, anxiety, or depression
- Unable to form close, satisfying relationships
- Experiencing terrifying memories, nightmares, or flashbacks
- Avoiding more and more things that remind you of the trauma
- Emotionally numb and disconnected from others
- Using alcohol, drugs, food, and/or sex to feel better
NorthPoint therapists are trained in EMDR which we believe is one of the most effective ways in the treatment of trauma.