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Trauma Therapy in Columbus, Ohio

We understand the pain caused by trauma can be overwhelming and devastating. It can impact every aspect of your life, leaving you feeling isolated, helpless, and hopeless. At Directions Counseling & Coaching in Columbus, Ohio, we’re here to help.

Personalized Therapy for Trauma Recovery

Our therapy is tailored to each individual’s unique needs, with a compassionate and personalized approach that helps you heal and move forward. Our team of skilled therapists in Columbus, Ohio, is dedicated to supporting you every step of the way, offering a safe and supportive space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences.

Signs of PTSD & Common Trauma Reactions

The experience of a traumatic event can overwhelm a person for days, weeks, months, and even years. What once seemed like an ordinary life can be filled with unannounced, sudden, and powerful negative memories of an earlier traumatic event. Some describe it as a vivid flashback, others relive the feelings without the visual memory, but either way it can feel like life will never be the same.

Our counselors often see people experiencing negative symptoms after traumatic events like:

  • Workplace accidents
  • Car accidents
  • Sexual assault or abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Combat
  • Witnessing or experiencing a crime

Recognizing Signs of PTSD in Loved Ones

If you suspect that a loved one may be suffering from PTSD, there are some common signs and symptoms to look for:

  • Re-experiencing the traumatic event
  • Avoidance behavior
  • Hyper-arousal
  • Negative changes in mood and thinking
  • Substance abuse
  • Emotional numbness
  • Hyper-vigilance
  • Nightmares
  • Physical symptoms
  • Changes in behavior

Protecting Your Privacy & Confidentiality

We value the privacy of our patients above all else. Our therapists are trained to create a safe and non-judgmental space for you to share your experiences and emotions. We are committed to upholding ethical guidelines and best practices when it comes to protecting your personal information.

Trauma’s Impact on Overall Health

While a small percentage of the population suffers from posttraumatic memory “flashbacks” (or PTSD), a far greater number of individuals struggle on a regular basis with emotional “over-reactions.” Chronic over-reacting usually indicates a person is triggered to defend him or herself from a past event, which was very painful emotionally or physically. Unfortunately, chronic “over-reacting” can be very damaging to current relationships.

Take the Next Step Towards Healing

If you have troubling memories, unexpected emotional reactions, or any of the above listed symptoms that disrupt the way you want to live your life, we encourage you to call. We can help.

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