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Therapy to help you make sense of what happened, learn ways to cope with distressing feelings and memories, and get you to a place where your past doesn't hold you back from living a full and happy life.

Reduce Trauma Symptoms

Learn To Recognize & Manage Triggers

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"I don't feel like myself anymore"

The effects of trauma can show up in different ways – intrusive thoughts, nightmares, hypervigilance and numbness are just some of the symptoms that indicate it might be beneficial to seek support.

Over time, we develop coping strategies to protect ourselves from a traumatic events but instead of helping they unintentionally end up keeping us from enjoying life to the fullest.

We help you heal and move forward with your life.

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10 Signs You May Be Suffering From The Effects Of Trauma

Your healing is deeply personal. We're here to compassionately attune to your pace, understanding that true recovery from trauma can't be rushed. While every person's experience of trauma is different, there are a number of universal symptoms and warning signs that may point to the possibility that you are suffering from its after effects.

People who have experienced trauma may find themselves frequently reliving the event through intrusive thoughts, images, or memories that are difficult to control.

People who have experienced traumatic events might have sudden and intense feelings of reliving the traumatic experience, causing them to lose touch with the present moment temporarily.

Trauma survivors may experience recurring nightmares related to the traumatic event or have difficulty sleeping due to anxiety, fear, or restlessness.

Some people may feel emotionally disconnected from themselves or others, experiencing numbness, apathy, or difficulty connecting with their emotions.

Survivors of trauma might be constantly on edge or overly alert, expecting danger at any moment. This can lead to difficulty concentrating, irritability, and an exaggerated startle response.

People suffering from the effects of trauma may avoid places, people, or situations that remind them of the traumatic event, which can interfere with their daily functioning and relationships.

Feelings of sadness, anger, guilt, or shame can be common after a traumatic experience. These emotions may be persistent, overwhelming, or interfere with the individual’s daily life.

Trauma survivors may experience persistent anxiety, panic attacks, or phobias related to the traumatic event or its reminders.

An individual might develop negative beliefs about themselves, others, or the world following a traumatic experience, leading to feelings of helplessness, mistrust, or hopelessness.

Trauma can manifest as physical symptoms, such as headaches, stomachaches, or chronic pain, which may not have a clear medical cause.

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Types of trauma disorders

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD is a mental health condition triggered by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, such as a natural disaster, violent assault, or military combat. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares, severe anxiety, and intrusive thoughts about the traumatic event.

Acute Stress Disorder (ASD)

ASD is a short-term condition that occurs within one month of a traumatic event. Symptoms are similar to PTSD, but they typically last for a shorter duration. If symptoms persist beyond one month, the diagnosis may change to PTSD.

Adjustment Disorders

These are stress-related conditions that develop after a significant life change or stressful event, such as the loss of a loved one, a divorce, or job loss. Symptoms may include feelings of sadness, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, or changes in sleep or appetite patterns. Although not strictly a trauma disorder, adjustment disorders can be related to traumatic experiences.

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)

C-PTSD is a more severe form of PTSD that may develop after repeated or prolonged exposure to traumatic events, such as childhood abuse, domestic violence, or long-term captivity. Symptoms are similar to PTSD but may also include difficulties with emotional regulation, negative self-perception, and difficulties in interpersonal relationships.

Dissociative Disorders

Dissociative disorders involve disruptions in memory, awareness, identity, or perception as a response to trauma or stress. These disorders include dissociative amnesia, dissociative identity disorder (DID), and depersonalization/derealization disorder.

Starting trauma therapy is a significant step, and it takes a lot of courage. Know that you are taking a crucial step towards healing and growth.

About Us

New Chapter Psychotherapy

Are you seeking deep healing, personal growth, and emotional health? At New Chapter Psychotherapy, we embrace the transformative power of therapy to guide you on a journey of self-discovery and lasting change.

Our skilled and compassionate therapists specialize in depth-psychology, and therapeutic approaches that go beyond surface-level concerns to explore the underlying and often unconscious patterns shaping our lives.

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Our Approach

How Our Trauma Therapy Works

Begin your journey by scheduling a free consultation. This initial conversation will allow us to understand your aspirations, challenges, and goals

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We get to know you

Building trust and connection with your therapist is essential to getting the help you need. Without this relationship, nothing can be accomplished. We start by listening to you, your needs and hopes for the future and we work towards a therapeutic relationship that gets results.

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We work together

Through collaboration and empathy, we’ll explore the story of your life, unraveling the layers that may be holding you back. Together, we’ll uncover your strengths, offer guidance, and equip you with the tools to craft a new chapter filled with purpose, authenticity, hope, and healing.

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We help you move forward

As we delve into your past and present experiences, you’ll gain deeper insights and self-awareness. Empowered with newfound clarity and understanding, you’ll be equipped to make informed choices, embrace personal growth, and keeping moving forward in your life journey.

FAQs

Questions About Trauma Therapy

The main goal of trauma therapy is to help people in processing traumatic experiences in order to reduce symptoms and improve overall functioning.

This frequently entails confronting and processing painful emotions, memories, and beliefs associated with the traumatic event(s). In therapy we equip you with helpful skills and strategies to increase resilience, develop healthy coping strategies, and foster a sense of safety and stability in your life. It’s important to note that therapy goals can vary depending on your needs and the type of trauma experienced.

There are several evidence-based therapeutic approaches we use for treating trauma disorders, including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), prolonged exposure therapy (PE), and trauma-focused cognitive-behavioural therapy (TF-CBT). These therapies have been shown to be effective in reducing trauma-related symptoms and promoting healing. In your first session, we will learn your story and put together a treatment plan that integrates the most helpful modalities for your situation.

Trauma therapy duration can vary greatly depending on factors such as the severity of the trauma, your individual needs and progress, and the specific therapeutic approach used. Some people may benefit from short-term therapy that lasts a few weeks or months, whereas others may need longer-term therapy that lasts a year or more.

However long it takes to process your experience, we are here with you, supporting and guiding you towards healing.

No, trauma therapy can be beneficial for anyone who has experienced a traumatic event, even if they do not have a formal diagnosis of a trauma disorder. Some people may experience distressing symptoms or have difficulty coping with the aftermath of a traumatic event without meeting the full diagnostic criteria for a specific disorder. In these cases, trauma therapy can help them process their experiences, develop healthy coping skills, and improve their overall well-being.

While trauma therapy may involve talking about and processing traumatic experiences, the goal is not to make you relive your trauma. Our therapists are trained to approach these discussions with tact and we value putting your safety and comfort first. To facilitate healing, some therapy approaches, such as EMDR and prolonged exposure therapy, may involve revisiting traumatic memories in a controlled and structured manner. However, these techniques are intended to reduce distress and are carried out under the supervision of a skilled therapist.

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After Trauma Therapy

Every person and situation is unique. While we can't guarantee specific results in a certain time, we do know that your commitment to healing and consistency in showing up are steps in the right direction.

As you move through your therapy journey, you may notice:

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