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Trauma Therapy in Alpharetta, GA

If you've gone through a traumatic experience or are grappling with PTSD, you likely know the despair that can take over. Trauma can profoundly impact your mental health, making you feel like a completely different person. Lifebulb's trauma therapy in Alpharetta was specifically designed to help individuals like you.

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Trauma and PTSD Counseling in Alpharetta, GA

Around 70% of adults face trauma at some point, and 1 in 5 may develop PTSD. Trauma and PTSD can impact mental and physical well-being, but with treatment, they’re manageable. In fact, trauma therapy and PTSD treatment can bring relief to 70-90% of individuals. Our Alpharetta trauma therapists are ready to support your recovery journey. If you need relief from PTSD symptoms, consider our Alpharetta-based PTSD therapy services. Connect with us today to schedule an appointment with top trauma therapists in Alpharetta.

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What is Trauma? What is PTSD?

Trauma is a heightened emotional reaction to a horrible event. It is your brain’s natural response to protect itself against danger. Usually, your brain will return to a normal, healthy, and balanced state of mind on its own. However, depending on the type of trauma and other outside factors, you might develop PTSD. If you find yourself struggling with the aftermaths of trauma or the symptoms of PTSD, our PTSD therapists at Alpharetta can help.
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Involves a solitary, intense traumatic occurrence, such as a natural disaster, sexual assault, medical emergency, physical assault, or a mass shooting. Many people will experience an acute trauma and not develop negative symptoms lasting longer than six months.

Encompasses recurring and prolonged traumatic situations, including circumstances like homelessness, poverty, domestic abuse, emotional abuse, or chronic illness, often spanning an extended duration.

(cPTSD): Emerges from enduring exposure to traumatic events during childhood, potentially leading to chronic PTSD. Such experiences may entail childhood abuse, neglect, recurrent sexual or physical assault, prolonged periods of poverty or homelessness, or residing in a war-ravaged region, among others.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is the mental illness that will sometimes form after a traumatic event. PTSD can stick around anywhere from six months to many years after. People are more likely to develop PTSD from a trauma if they have prior traumas, a family history of PTSD, a lack of social support, high levels of chronic stress, or lower socioeconomic status.

What Are the Symptoms of PTSD and Trauma?

When you experience a trauma, your brain and body go into survival mode. That survival mode can have negative effects that last months or even years later. The PTSD symptoms that occur from this will vary from person to person, such as:

  • Flashbacks or Nightmares
  • Dissociation and heavy brain fog
  • Anxiety, especially surrounding objects of your trauma
  • Avoidance of anything that might remind you of the trauma
  • Being easily startled
  • Feeling tense or on guard
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Feeling irritable or experiencing angry outbursts
  • Engaging in risky behaviors
  • Memory problems
  • Negative self-talk or view of the world
  • Withdrawing from others
  • Thoughts of suicide

Causes of PTSD

PTSD is caused from a trauma or a series of traumas. However, only one in three people who experience trauma will go on to develop PTSD. And, not everyone who experiences the same trauma will all develop PTSD. Traumas that can cause PTSD include:

  • Natural disasters
  • Sexual Assult
  • Physical Assault
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Witness violence
  • Bullying
  • Serious illness or injury
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Car crashes
  • Exposure to work-place trauma

Trauma Therapy Treatments

Does trauma therapy work? Absolutely! Research indicates that trauma-informed care and targeted PTSD therapy treatments are successful in alleviating trauma and PTSD symptoms. The PTSD therapists in Alpharetta are exceptionally skilled in a range of trauma treatments, including trauma systems therapy, trauma-informed therapy, and various other forms of PTSD therapy, ensuring comprehensive and effective treatment options for individuals seeking help.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMD) stands out as one of the most effective approaches to trauma therapy. In this method, your trauma therapist in Alpharetta employs bilateral brain stimulation, activating both sides alternately, to aid in the processing of trauma. EMDR essentially serves as a shortcut for your brain, expediting the healing process during trauma therapy.

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Trauma Systems Therapy

This form of trauma therapy is tailored for children who have encountered complex traumas. Trauma Systems Therapy takes into account both the child's emotional needs and their present social environment, with the aim of preventing further harm, equipping the child with coping mechanisms, and supporting their recovery from past trauma.

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Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

During CPT, a variant of cognitive behavioral therapy specially crafted for trauma therapy, your Alpharetta trauma therapist will assist you in cultivating healthy coping strategies, increasing your understanding of how trauma affects you, and challenging the maladaptive thoughts and patterns that trauma can imprint on your mind.

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Narrative Exposure Therapy

This particular trauma treatment is most suitable for survivors of complex or chronic trauma. In this therapy, an Alpharetta trauma therapist guides you, either individually or in a group setting, in assessing how the trauma has influenced your life choices and your current identity. The ultimate objective is to empower you to reclaim control of your narrative and reposition yourself at the center of your story.

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Call us, or book an appointment for online therapy, online counseling Alpharetta today!

Our team of counselors in Alpharetta will assist you with treatment plans that can help build a positive attitude towards fighting mental health issues.
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Meet the Best Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Alpharetta, GA

Our team of trauma counselors in Alpharetta provides tailored support for your mental well-being. We create customized treatment plans to help you tackle mental health issues and move towards a happier and healthier future.

Healthy Coping Mechanisms for PTSD and Trauma

Healing from trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder takes time. Even with professional trauma therapy in Alpharetta, your symptoms won’t disappear overnight. However, there are plenty of trauma coping strategies you can use in your day-to-day life to combat harmful PTSD symptoms and heal quicker. While trauma therapy is the most effective way to alleviate PTSD symptoms, our Alpharetta-based trauma counselors also recommend these at-home coping mechanisms for PTSD and trauma:

  • Build a Support System: Whether you join a support group for trauma, rely on your existing web of connections, or build new friendships, it’s important not to go through PTSD on your own. Alpharetta’s trauma therapists will always be here for you, but it’s important to have a support system outside of therapy too.
  • Find Self-Soothing Techniques that work for you—Self-soothing techniques help you ride out waves of anxiety, fear, or anger without getting self-destructive. Often these techniques engage one or more of the five senses. The trauma therapists in Alpharetta recommend self-soothing techniques such as taking a cold shower, laying down with a weighted blanket, listening to music, aromatherapy (like essential oils), or eating something sour (sour candies, for example, can help people ground themselves during anxiety.)
  • Practice Mindfulness—There’s more ways to be mindful than just meditating. You could try journaling, yoga, or talking to a friend. As you’re practicing mindfulness, keep in mind that sometimes it can bring back distressing emotions or flashbacks relating to your trauma. If you don’t feel comfortable practicing mindfulness on your own, talk to a PTSD therapist in Alpharetta and they can walk you through the process in a way that’s safe.
  • Stay busy—While distraction won’t work forever, if you’re in the process of healing by going to trauma therapy, in a support group, or working through your emotions and memories, sometimes you just need a break. Take time to relax and do something that you enjoy, like reading, exercising, playing a video game, hanging out with friends, or going to a movie. Healing doesn’t have to be active. By going out and intentionally making moments of joy, you’re restating control in your life.
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Insurance We Accept

We are dedicated to making online therapy accessible to everyone in Alpharetta, which is why we welcome most major commercial insurance plans. If you don't find your insurance listed, we'd be delighted to confirm your benefits to explore acceptance. If that's not feasible, we provide an affordable self-pay option.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Mental health is just as important as physical health, and seeking professional help can sometimes be necessary to tackle life's challenges. Lifebulb Therapy & Counseling in Alpharetta, GA offers a wide range of mental health services to help individuals overcome their struggles. Our services include but not limited to:

If you are searching for a supportive and empathetic counseling team, look no further than Lifebulb Counseling.

There are several options to book an appointment for counseling. You can call our office and talk to a team member who will find a licensed therapist for you. We’ll look over your insurance information and go over a few simple policies before emailing you a confirmation of your session date and time. Or, you can review our list of expert therapists to find one that you think would be best for you and then you can select a session time all from our website. We will reach out shortly to confirm your appointment details.

Taking the step to reach out to a therapist takes courage, and it can be disheartening to take that leap and then spend weeks or months on a waitlist. We believe in connecting you with a mental health professional quickly, so we’ve made the process as easy as possible. If you know what you’re looking for, you can browse our therapists’ bios to find the right fit for you and schedule a session for teletherapy all through our website. Or, you can call our office and a team member will make sure you’re matched with the right mental health counselor for you and your goals. Choosing the right therapist is important—they’ll be the ones to come up with an individualized treatment plan and help you reach your mental healthcare goals.

For all mental health emergencies, please call 911.

Lifebulb is not a crisis center and our therapists and counselors do not provide emergency services. However, we understand that urgent, non emergency matters happen. All clients are given direct email and phone access to their therapist, who will do their best to respond as quickly as possible. If your treatment plan requires more frequent interactions, your mental health therapist can provide you with outside resources.

We have a flexible cancellation policy. Call our office or reach out to your mental health therapist at least 24 hours before your therapy session time to cancel or reschedule any appointment at no cost.

Maintaining your privacy is a serious matter. Lifebulb is considered a covered entity under HIPAA guidelines, which means we are subject to all HIPAA rules and regulations. If you have any questions (or recommendations) about our privacy and security practices, we want to help. Contact us at privacy@lifebulb.com.

No, Lifebulb never records online therapy sessions and always uses a secure line.

Yes! Lifebulb believes in affordable therapy. We accept most major commercial insurance plans and offer an affordable self-pay rate. For more information, call our team.

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