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.
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.Book a Session
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.
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:
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:
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.Book a Session Today
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.Book a Session Today
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.Book a Session Today
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.Book a Session Today