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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 refers to a single traumatic event, such as a car accident, natural disaster, or assault. Examples of acute trauma may include witnessing a violent crime or experiencing a severe injury. Trauma therapy can help individuals recover from acute trauma by processing the emotions and memories associated with the event.

Chronic trauma occurs when an individual experiences repeated and prolonged traumatic events, such as ongoing abuse or neglect. Examples of chronic trauma may include poverty or domestic violence. Trauma therapy can help individuals heal from chronic trauma by addressing the underlying issues and developing healthy coping mechanisms.

Complex trauma can form complex-PTSD (cPTSD). Complex trauma is a type of childhood trauma that is repeated, long-term, and often personal. Examples of complex trauma include neglect, childhood abuse, or sexual assault. The long-term effects of complex trauma often look different than acute or chronic trauma, forming cPTSD. Professional trauma therapists can help those who struggle with complex trauma or PTSD.

PTSD is a mental health disorder that can develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. Common examples of PTSD triggers include military combat, sexual assault, or a serious accident. Trauma therapy for PTSD can help individuals manage their symptoms, process traumatic memories, and regain control 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 commitment is to ensure that therapy is within reach for all Marietta residents. We gladly accept most major commercial insurance plans, and if yours isn't listed, we'd be happy to verify your benefits for potential coverage. If that's not possible, we offer a cost-effective self-payment alternative.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

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I recommend Lifebulb Counseling & Therepy to anyone and everyone. This is a great place to get help and improve your life!

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Easy to use website to find exactly the counselor I’m looking for. Plenty of available appointments and they take most insurance! Therapy and counseling are so important, and finding quality care easily has been such a relief!

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

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The group at Lifebulb truly care about helping people. The passion behind what they do is evident in the way they care for others and Im so thankful for their presence in our community! If your looking for quality counseling from professionals who care, your in the right place

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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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Easy to use website that includes lots of information even insurance and payment info. They offer a wide variety of services including life coaching, counseling and psychiatry. You can get all of your needs met in one place

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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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