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Trauma Therapy at Lifebulb in Marietta, GA

If you've experienced a traumatic event, trauma therapy can help you heal and rebuild your life. Our compassionate and experienced therapists in Marietta specialize in trauma therapy and are here to support you on your journey to recovery.

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Is Trauma Therapy Effective?

Yes—Research shows that trauma therapy is highly effective in helping individuals recover from trauma. In fact, 70-90% of people who receive trauma-informed care will experience significant improvement. With 70% of adults facing traumatic events, and 1 in 5 developing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), good trauma therapy is important. Marietta’s trauma therapist works to keep up-to-date on the best practices to provide the best trauma treatment to their clients.

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What is Trauma Therapy?

Trauma therapy is a specialized form of therapy that focuses on healing the emotional wounds caused by traumatic experiences. It can help address general symptoms of trauma (the emotional response to a distressing or shocking event) or PTSD (a specific diagnosis that may develop after experiencing a traumatic event). Marietta’s trauma therapy may vary based on the type of trauma you experienced:
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 Acute trauma typically stems from a singular, impactful event like a car crash, natural calamity, or assault. Instances of acute trauma could involve witnessing a violent incident or enduring a significant injury. Trauma therapy aids individuals in overcoming acute trauma by addressing the emotions and memories linked to the event.

 Chronic trauma arises from enduring recurrent and prolonged traumatic circumstances, like persistent abuse or neglect. Instances of chronic trauma may encompass situations such as enduring poverty or facing domestic violence. Trauma therapy assists individuals in recovering from chronic trauma by tackling underlying issues and fostering the development of effective coping strategies.

 Complex trauma can lead to the development of complex PTSD (cPTSD). It typically arises from prolonged and repeated traumatic experiences during childhood, often with a personal impact. Instances of complex trauma may involve neglect, childhood abuse, or sexual assault. The lasting effects of complex trauma frequently manifest differently compared to acute or chronic trauma, resulting in cPTSD. Professional trauma therapists specialize in assisting individuals dealing with complex trauma or PTSD.

 PTSD, a mental health condition, may emerge following exposure to or observation of a traumatic incident. Typical PTSD triggers encompass scenarios such as military combat, sexual assault, or severe accidents. Trauma therapy designed for PTSD aims to assist individuals in mitigating symptoms, addressing traumatic memories, and reclaiming autonomy over their lives.

How does Trauma Affect the Brain?

Trauma can have a profound impact on the brain. However, the good news is that trauma is treatable. Talk therapy is one of the most effective approaches in healing trauma and restoring brain function. Some emotional and cognitive symptoms of trauma may include:

  • Intrusive thoughts or memories
  • Flashbacks
  • Nightmares
  • Hyperarousal or hypervigilance
  • Avoidance of triggers
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Difficulty concentrating

How does Trauma Affect the Body?

Research has found that trauma not only affects the brain but that the body also holds trauma. This can result in various different physical symptoms, including:

  • Headaches
  • Heart palpitations
  • Fatigue or low energy
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Digestive issues
  • Body aches and pains
  • Changes in appetite
  • Weakened immune system

What are the Best Treatments for Trauma?

The best treatment for trauma is unique to each individual and will be discussed further with a licensed trauma therapist. However, here are some commonly used approaches:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CPT is a form of talk therapy that focuses on identifying and altering negative thoughts and beliefs related to the traumatic event. It can help trauma survivors reframe their thoughts and develop healthier coping mechanisms.

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR combines talk therapy with guided eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation. It helps individuals process traumatic memories and reduce the distress associated with them.

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Trauma Systems Therapy

Trauma Systems Therapy is an evidence-based treatment that focuses on the needs of children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. It integrates therapy for the individual, family, and community, addressing the wide-ranging effects of trauma.

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Narrative Exposure Therapy

Narrative Exposure Therapy involves telling a structured narrative of the traumatic event(s) and integrating them into a broader life story. This therapeutic approach helps trauma survivors make sense of their experiences and find a path to healing.

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Preparing for Your First Session

Your first session with a Marietta trauma therapist will be about establishing trust. It is a safe space for you to share your experiences and begin your healing journey, and we encourage you to ask any questions you have about the therapy process. To prepare for therapy, it can be helpful to ask yourself what your goals with therapy are, what your most pressing issues are, and what you hope to gain from therapy. It’s okay if you don’t know right away; your therapist will help you determine your goals and then create a plan best suited for your goals and needs.
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Best Trauma therapists near Marietta

Our trauma therapists in Marietta are highly trained professionals with years of experience in their chosen specialty. They are committed to providing you with the best possible care in a safe and supportive environment. We understand that finding the right therapist is essential for your healing journey, and we are here to support you every step of the way.

Healthy Coping Mechanisms for Trauma

Remember, trauma therapy is a journey, and healing takes time. By taking small steps toward your recovery, you are showing strength and resilience. Reach out to Lifebulb in Marietta, GA, and take the first courageous step towards healing and reclaiming your life. In addition to seeking therapy, it is important to have healthy coping mechanisms to support your recovery from trauma. Here are some strategies you can consider:

  • Practice mindfulness and deep breathing techniques
  • Engage in regular exercise or physical activity
  • Connect with supportive friends and family members
  • Create a self-care routine that includes activities you enjoy
  • Journal or engage in expressive arts to process your emotions
  • Seek support from support groups or online communities for trauma survivors
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Insurance We Accept

Our goal is to make therapy accessible to all Marietta residents. We accept a wide range of major commercial insurance plans, and if yours isn't included, we're happy to check your benefits for possible coverage. If insurance coverage isn't an option, we provide an affordable self-payment option.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

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Life can be so very hard, but you don’t have to do it alone. The people at Lifebulb genuinely care. It helps to know you will always have someone at Lifebulb who will come alongside you and walk with you in support and encouragement. Needing help is human and when you reach out and ask for it, there is strength and healing to be found. Thank you Lifebulb.

Melissa

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The folks at Lifebulb have a genuine desire to help people. You won't find a better group of counselors in this area!

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I can't say enough good things about this place. I highly recommend Lifebulb to anyone looking for counseling. Finding someone to talk to that I could connect with and trust was very easy. My counselor is very knowledgeable and very helpful in finding ways to help me. It is so amazing to be able to have a safe space to talk with someone who is so caring and committed to help with any situation. This place has definitely helped change my life in such a positive way!

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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!

Kaiya

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Have had such a wonderful experience working with everyone at Lifebulb. I was nervous about finding the right counselor but they made the process feel simple and safe. I was matched with an amazing counselor who provides the exact mentorship and life coaching I need.

Diana

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A really nice place - beautiful and comfortable and it’s great to have the option of online or in person!

Leah

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If you want to be supported and heard, then Lifebulb is a great place to go. Their care and guidance are invaluable. Totally recommend!

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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 Marietta, 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 Marietta. 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 Marietta to find one that you think would be best for you and then you can select a session time 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 therapist quickly, so we’ve made the process as easy as possible. If you know what you’re looking for, you can browse our Marietta therapists’ bios to find the right fit for you and schedule a session for therapy all through our website. 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 Marietta 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 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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