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Trauma Therapy at Lifebulb in Augusta, GA

If you're struggling with the effects of trauma, Lifebulb is here to support you. Trauma therapy in Augusta can be a powerful tool in helping you overcome the impact of traumatic experiences and find a path to healing and recovery.

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Is Trauma Therapy Effective?

Research has shown that trauma therapy can be highly effective in treating the effects of trauma. Studies indicate that 70-90% of people who receive trauma-informed care can recover. Approximately 70% of adults face traumatic events in their lives, and 1 in 5 individuals develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result. Seeking trauma therapy in Augusta can help you: reduce symptoms, improve your overall well-being, regain a sense of control and empowerment, and enhance your relationships and ability to connect with others.

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What is Trauma Therapy?

Trauma therapy in Augusta is a specialized form of therapy that helps individuals heal from the effects of trauma or PTSD. Trauma and PTSD can have a negative, widespread effect on people, throwing their lives off course. But with therapy, healing is possible. Seeking trauma therapy is not a sign of weakness, but rather a courageous step towards healing and growth. The types of therapy are:
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Acute trauma refers to a single traumatic event, such as a car accident or natural disaster. Examples of acute trauma include physical or sexual assault, witnessing violence, or experiencing a severe accident. Therapy can help individuals recover from acute trauma by processing the event, learning coping strategies, and developing resilience.

Chronic trauma arises from long-term exposure to repeated traumatic events. Examples of chronic trauma include ongoing abuse, neglect, or living in a war zone. Therapy can provide a safe space for individuals to process their experiences, rebuild a sense of safety, and learn healthy coping methods.

Complex trauma, also known as complex post-traumatic stress disorder (cPTSD), results from exposure to multiple traumatic events over an extended period, often in a relational context. Examples of complex trauma include childhood abuse or neglect, domestic violence, or being held captive. Trauma therapy can help individuals with cPTSD develop skills to navigate the challenges of living with the long-term consequences of their experiences.

PTSD is a specific diagnosis that occurs after experiencing a traumatic event and is characterized by symptoms such as intrusive memories, flashbacks, and hypervigilance. Examples of PTSD include military combat, sexual assault, or experiencing a life-threatening event. Trauma therapy can assist individuals with PTSD in reducing symptoms, managing triggers, and regaining a sense of safety and control in their lives.

How Does Trauma Affect the Brain?

Trauma therapy in Augusta can be highly effective in addressing the emotional and cognitive symptoms of trauma. Some common emotional and cognitive symptoms include:

  • Intense fear, anxiety, or panic
  • Flashbacks or intrusive memories
  • Avoidance of certain people, places, or situations
  • Negative beliefs or thoughts about oneself or the world
  • Difficulty concentrating or sleeping
  • Hypervigilance or being constantly on guard
  • Feeling detached or disconnected from oneself or others
  • Emotional numbing or difficulty experiencing positive emotions

How Does Trauma Affect the Body?

Trauma is not your fault, and it's important to remember that you are not alone. Trauma impacts not only the brain but also the body. Some physical symptoms commonly associated with trauma include:

  • Headaches or migraines
  • Digestive issues or stomach pain
  • Chronic pain or tension in muscles and joints
  • Fatigue or low energy levels
  • Sleep disturbances, such as insomnia or nightmares
  • Changes in appetite or weight
  • Increased heart rate or blood pressure
  • Weakened immune system

What are the Best Treatments for Trauma?

It's important to note that trauma treatment is unique to each individual and will be discussed further with a trauma therapist in Augusta. All of our therapists draw from evidence-based therapy approaches and will personalize it based on your needs and goals. Commonly used treatments for trauma include:

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

CPT is a type of therapy that helps individuals identify and change negative thoughts and beliefs related to their traumatic experiences. It is highly effective in reducing symptoms of trauma and helping individuals develop healthier coping mechanisms.

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR uses bilateral stimulation techniques, such as following hand movements or listening to alternating sounds, to help individuals process traumatic memories and reduce the distress associated with them.

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Trauma Systems Therapy

Trauma Systems Therapy focuses on the whole person, including their family system and environment, to provide a comprehensive approach to trauma treatment. It helps individuals develop resilience and foster healthy relationships.

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Narrative Exposure Therapy

Narrative Exposure Therapy involves the systematic and controlled retelling of traumatic experiences to promote emotional processing and empowerment. It can give clients a regained sense of control and self-worth.

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Preparing for Your First Session

Before attending your first trauma therapy session, it's important to ask yourself some important questions. Reflect on your goals, why you want to attend therapy, and what you hope to get out of it. Remember, the first session is about establishing trust between you and your Augusta trauma therapist. It's okay to feel nervous or unsure—it's a brave step towards healing.
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Best Trauma Therapists Near Augusta

Lifebulb's trauma therapists in Augusta are highly trained professionals with years of experience in their chosen specialty. They are committed to providing compassionate and effective trauma-informed care. When you choose Lifebulb, you can be confident that you are receiving the best care possible.

Healthy Coping Mechanisms for Trauma

Remember, healing from trauma takes time, and it's important to be patient and kind to yourself throughout the process. With the right support and coping mechanisms, you can overcome the impact of trauma and create a brighter future. Don't hesitate to reach out to our trauma therapists in Augusta and take the first step toward healing. Other healthy coping mechanisms you can try to reduce PTSD symptoms include:

  • Cold Shower: Reduce anxiety by shocking your nervous system with a refreshing cold shower. Start with lukewarm water and gradually make it colder as you adjust.
  • Weighted Blanket: Feel grounded and present with a weighted blanket. The gentle pressure brings comfort and calmness.
  • 5-4-3-2-1 Mindfulness Exercise: Find comfort in the present moment. Look around and name five things you see, four things you touch, three things you hear, two things you smell, and one thing you taste.
  • Take a Walk: Shift focus and move your body by taking a walk. Add music or a podcast for a helpful distraction from your mind.
  • Distract Your Brain: During intense emotions, distract yourself and allow the intensity to pass. Engage in activities like watching a TV show, creating art, or learning something new to shift your focus.
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Very kind and professional! Love that fact that they offer online therapy if you cannot make it to an in person appointment!

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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 Augusta, 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 in Augusta. 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 in Augusta to find one you think would be the best fit for you and request a session time. 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 keep our waitlists short, and many times we can connect you with a therapist without any waitlist at all. If you know what you’re looking for, browse our Augusta therapists’ bios to find the right fit for you. Or, you can call our office and a team member will make sure you’re matched with the right therapist 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, nonemergency matters happen. All clients are given direct email and phone access to their Augusta therapist, who will do their best to respond as quickly as possible. If your treatment plan requires more frequent interactions, your therapist can provide you with outside resources.

We have a flexible cancellation policy. Call our office or reach out to your 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 therapy sessions. Online therapy sessions use HIPAA-compliant video conferencing, so your information will always be safe and private.

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. Phone: 855-722-4422

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