Experiencing trauma can change the way we process information, connect with others, and make decisions. The master-level clinicians and comprehensive trauma therapy programs at Fort Behavioral Health in Texas can help you process trauma and move forward. Contact us by calling 844.332.1807 to learn more about our trauma-informed care options.
What is Trauma?
A dangerous or problematic experience that the brain is not equipped to handle is considered traumatic. When an experience is too difficult for the brain to process, people may consciously or unconsciously repress thoughts of the experience. This does not cause the brain to forget the experience, but it allows people to avoid thinking about something they can’t handle. Repressing a traumatic experience causes problems in self-esteem, conflict resolution, and relationships. Some examples of trauma that may have damaged the function of your brain include:
- Physical abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Watching a loved one die
- Watching someone die or suffer injury in war
- Experiencing domestic abuse over a long period of time
Even if you don’t remember a specific instance, there could be something there, locked away in your brain that needs to be explored and understood. Getting help for trauma like this becomes critical.
How Do You Know You Need Trauma Therapy?
If you often act in ways you regret or don’t understand, this might be the result of trauma. Think about what’s happening to you and why. Do you use drugs and alcohol? If so, it may not be because it is a social thing to do, but rather because you are trying to hide your feelings and emotions. Some people with past trauma suffer from depression and anxiety that they do not fully understand. In some cases, mental health problems can be caused or exacerbated by traumatic experiences.
Some people who have experienced trauma fully understand what happened to them and what they experienced. You may have intense feelings and even flashbacks of the event. These are instances of trauma – and they need to be dealt with for you to move beyond them. Post-traumatic stress disorder may be a very clear diagnosis in your situation, but that’s not always the case.
Moving Beyond Trauma
Also, look at the way you live your life and the things you do or do not do. For example, you may have some type of past trauma to work through if you just cannot maintain a positive and healthy relationship. Do you self-sabotage your success at home, work, or school? Do you lack the ability to trust others? All of these are signs of past trauma.
With effective trauma therapy, you do not have to experience those things again. You are not going to have to relive them, but you are going to have the ability to heal your brain heal from them. This allows you to move beyond the struggles you have towards a life of health and wellness. Even if you are unsure about whether you need trauma treatment, reach out to a therapist for support.
How Can Our Trauma Therapy Help You?
At Fort Behavioral Health, we offer a wide range of therapy programs to meet your needs. We encourage you to learn more about our detox services as well as our numerous therapy programs, including:
- Cognitive-behavioral program
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- EMDR therapy
- 12 Step programs
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- Trauma therapy
Put Your Trust in Fort Behavioral Health – Call Today
Trauma treatment can help you overcome the challenges of your past, no matter what they are or what they have done to you. With trauma therapy, you can overcome what is holding you back. For help for trauma, reach out to Fort Behavioral Health in Texas. Our team can help you get answers and solutions. Call 844.332.1807, or reach out to us online today.