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Trauma Therapy at Lifebulb in Sandy Springs, GA

If you've experienced a traumatic event, know that you're not alone. Trauma affects millions of people, and seeking help is the first step to recovery. At Lifebulb in Sandy Springs, we offer compassionate and effective trauma-based care to help you heal and move forward.

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Is Trauma Therapy Effective?

Trauma-informed care is highly effective in treating the after-effects of trauma and PTSD. In fact, studies show that 70-90% of people who receive trauma-informed care recover. Unfortunately, trauma is all too common; 70% of adults face traumatic events, with 1 in 5 developing PTSD. That's why treatment for trauma is important, and why Lifebulb offers specialized PTSD and trauma care in Sandy Springs for those seeking support and healing.

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What is Trauma Therapy?

Trauma therapy is a specialized form of therapy designed to help those who have experienced trauma or are struggling with PTSD symptoms. Everyone’s experience with trauma is different, and our Sandy Springs trauma therapists can personalize the therapy experience for your needs. In general, trauma falls into one of three categories and sometimes will result in a mental health disorder called PTSD.
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Acute trauma typically refers to a single traumatic event, such as a car accident, medical emergency, or natural disaster. The negative effects of experiencing an acute trauma are usually shorter-lasting, but lingering fears, anxieties, and unhealthy coping mechanisms can be distressing for years to come. Trauma Therapy in Sandy Springs is highly effective at treating acute traumas.

Chronic trauma is repeated exposure to traumatic events, such as ongoing abuse, neglect, or poverty. More often, chronic trauma results in more complex symptoms that affect a person’s thinking and behavior patterns and their sense of self or identity. However, chronic trauma is also highly treatable with professional therapy, and our Sandy Springs therapists have the tools to help you heal.

Complex trauma refers to traumatic events that occurred during childhood or over a long period of time. It can look like ongoing neglect, instability, abuse, or poverty. Complex trauma puts individuals at risk for cPTSD, complex PTSD. At Lifebulb, our trauma-based care aims to help individuals cope with and overcome the after-effects of these traumatic experiences.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is the result of one or many traumas. It can be incredibly invasive in your life and make it difficult to accomplish goals or meet basic needs. Struggling with PTSD is not your fault nor a sign of weakness. Healing is possible with professional therapy.

How does trauma affect the brain?

Trauma can have a significant impact on emotional and cognitive processes. As harmful as some of the symptoms can be, know that trauma is treatable with the right therapy. Symptoms of trauma and PTSD include:

  • Flashbacks and nightmares
  • Feeling anxious or on edge
  • Suicidal thoughts or feelings
  • Avoidance of triggers or reminders
  • Feeling detached or numb
  • Difficulty controlling emotions
  • Self-blame or guilt
  • Difficulty trusting others

How does trauma affect the body?

Trauma can have physical symptoms as well. It's important to remember that trauma is not your fault and that it's important to reach out for help. Physical symptoms of trauma may include:

  • Insomnia or excessive sleeping
  • Intense or frequent headaches
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Muscle tension or pain
  • Rapid breathing or shortness of breath
  • Sweating or trembling
  • Nausea or dizziness
  • Change in appetite

What are the best treatments for trauma?

Trauma treatment is unique to the individual's experiences and will be discussed further with a licensed trauma therapist. At Lifebulb, we offer a range of evidence-based therapies for trauma. Your Sandy Springs trauma therapist will likely use a combination of many trauma treatments to create a well-rounded approach to your recovery. Common therapies for trauma include:

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy that focuses on thoughts and beliefs related to trauma. It helps individuals identify and challenge negative thoughts that may be preventing recovery.

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy approach that uses eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation to help individuals process traumatic memories and reduce symptoms related to trauma.

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Trauma Systems Therapy

Trauma Systems Therapy is a form of family therapy that focuses on improving family functioning after a traumatic event. It emphasizes the importance of family support in recovery.

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Narrative Exposure Therapy

Narrative Exposure Therapy is a form of talk therapy that helps individuals create a narrative of their traumatic experiences. It can help individuals make sense of their experiences and find meaning in them.

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Preparing for Your First Session

Your first trauma therapy session in Sandy Springs can be intimidating. Remember that we are here to help you in whatever ways we can. We encourage you to ask your therapist whatever questions you have about the trauma therapy process. The first session is about establishing trust between you and your trauma therapist. At Lifebulb, we recognize the importance of creating a safe and welcoming space for our clients.
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Best Trauma Therapists Near Sandy Springs

Lifebulb’s trauma therapists are highly trained and experienced in trauma-based care. They understand the complexities of trauma and are dedicated to helping their clients heal. If you're seeking trauma therapy in Sandy Springs, we're here for you.

Healthy Coping Mechanisms for Trauma

Having healthy coping mechanisms is essential in managing symptoms related to trauma. It's important to take small steps in recovery and to be patient with yourself. At Lifebulb, we encourage our clients to develop healthy coping skills that work for them. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Practice mindfulness and breathing exercises
  • Engage in physical activity, such as walking or yoga
  • Spend time in nature or with animals
  • Connect with supportive friends and family members
  • Write in a journal or try creative expression
  • Seek out peer support groups
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Insurance We Accept

Our commitment is to ensure that therapy is within reach for all Sandy Springs 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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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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As a mother of two little ones, I’ve finally found a trusted place I can come to that values where I’m at in life. Lifebulb is there to help you find those open doors you’ve been having trouble searching for. The counselors are encouraging, helpful and understanding, I highly recommend them.

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I highly recommend Lifebulb. This resource helps connect people to professional counselors which is so helpful especially in days like these. Its so incredibly important to have a good counselor to talk with. A good counselor will connect with you and talk you through lifes problems and situations as they arise. A good counselor will also help you process and understand things from a healthy perspective. Its so helpful to have a professional insight and not just biased personal opinions like what family and friends sometimes offer. Its so important to process our thoughts in a healthy way, talking things out and putting all the peices together so we can have a clear picture, a goal and more targeted communication which helps all our relationships. Wishing all reading this review you find someone you can connect with and learn from and grow into your best you.

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It's so good to have someone to objectively listen and help us solve our problems. Thank you

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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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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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They are wonderful and really have a heart to help people!

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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 Sandy Springs, 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 Sandy Springs. 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 Sandy Springs 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 therapist quickly, so we’ve made the process as easy as possible. If you know what you’re looking for, you can browse our Sandy Springs 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 Sandy Springs 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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