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Trauma Therapy at Lifebulb in Savannah, GA

If you've experienced trauma, you're not alone. Traumatic events affect 70% of adults, with 1 in 5 developing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). At Lifebulb in Savannah, GA, we offer trauma therapy that can help you on your healing journey.

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Is Trauma Therapy Effective?

Trauma therapy is highly effective in helping individuals recover from the impact of traumatic events. Research shows that 70-90% of people who receive trauma-informed care can experience significant improvement in their symptoms and lead fulfilling lives. Trauma therapy in Savannah is important because it provides a safe space for individuals to process their experiences, identify triggers, and develop healthy coping mechanisms. It helps individuals regain a sense of control and empowers them to heal from the emotional and physical effects of trauma.

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What is Trauma Therapy?

Trauma is a heightened emotional reaction to a terrible event. It is a natural way for your brain to protect itself from danger. Typically, your brain returns to a normal, healthy, and balanced state on its own; however, depending on the type of trauma and external factors, you may develop PTSD. If you are struggling with the aftermath of trauma or PTSD symptoms, our expert PTSD therapists at Savannah are here to help.
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Acute trauma occurs when there is a solitary, intense traumatic event, such as a natural disaster, sexual assault, medical emergency, or physical assault. While many people will not experience the negative effects of the trauma for longer than six months, others will develop PTSD.

Chronic trauma involves persistent and prolonged traumatic situations, such as homelessness, poverty, domestic abuse, emotional abuse or chronic illness, often lasting an extended period. Chronic trauma is more likely to leave lasting negative impacts, but trauma therapy is effective in treating it.

Complex trauma arises from enduring exposure to traumatic events during childhood, leading to chronic PTSD. These experiences may include childhood abuse, neglect, recurring sexual or physical assault, prolonged periods of poverty or homelessness, or living in a war-ravaged region, among others.

Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental illness that can develop after a traumatic event. PTSD can last from six months to many years. Prior traumas, a family history of PTSD, a lack of social support, high levels of chronic stress, or lower socioeconomic status may increase the likelihood of developing PTSD.

How Does Trauma Affect the Brain?

Traumatic events can have a profound impact on the brain, affecting both emotional and cognitive functioning. Through trauma therapy in Savannah, individuals can gain a better understanding of how trauma has affected them and heal from the symptoms, including:

  • Intrusive thoughts or memories
  • Flashbacks and nightmares
  • Avoidance of reminders of the trauma
  • Hypervigilance and heightened anxiety
  • Feelings of numbness or detachment
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Negative self-beliefs and low self-esteem
  • Mood swings and emotional dysregulation

How Does Trauma Affect the Body?

Trauma not only impacts the brain but also has physical manifestations in the body. By seeking trauma therapy in Savannah, individuals can begin to address the effects trauma has on their body and work towards healing.

  • Sleep disturbances and insomnia
  • Fatigue and low energy levels
  • Muscle tension and pain
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Rapid heartbeat or palpitations
  • Respiratory difficulties
  • Changes in appetite or weight
  • Increased vulnerability to illnesses

What are the Best Treatments for Trauma?

The best treatment for trauma depends on the individual and their specific needs. At Lifebulb, our licensed trauma therapists are trained in a range of evidence-based approaches to trauma therapy. The most effective treatment for you will be determined through a collaborative discussion with your therapist.

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Cognitive Processing Therapy is a structured therapy that helps individuals modify their thoughts and beliefs related to the traumatic event. It can help you gain control over your thoughts and reduce the distressing symptoms of trauma.

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Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing is a therapy that involves focused attention and eye movements to help individuals process traumatic memories and reduce their emotional impact. EMDR is highly effective in treating trauma.

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Trauma Systems Therapy

Trauma Systems Therapy focuses on addressing the effects of trauma on the individual, their family, and the broader community. It helps individuals build resilience and fosters positive relationships to support their recovery.

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Narrative Exposure Therapy

Narrative Exposure Therapy involves telling and listening to the trauma narrative in a safe and supported environment. It helps individuals integrate their experiences and gain a sense of control over their traumatic memories.

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Preparing for Your First Session

Your first trauma therapy session in Savannah is focused on establishing trust and building a therapeutic relationship. Your trauma therapist will create a safe space for you to share your experiences and discuss your therapy goals and concerns. They may also ask you for relevant background information so that they can provide the right type of therapy approach for your needs. We encourage you to ask your therapist any questions you have about the counseling process. Our Savannah-based therapists are here for you however you need them.
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At Lifebulb, we take pride in our highly trained and expereinced trauma therapists in Savannah. Our therapists provide compassionate and individualized care, creating a safe and supportive space for your healing journey.

Healthy Coping Mechanisms for Trauma

Having healthy coping mechanisms is essential for individuals recovering from trauma. Taking small steps in your recovery and engaging in self-care can make a significant difference in your healing process. Here are some coping mechanisms you can try:

  • Cold Shower: Shocking your nervous system with a refreshing cold shower can help reduce anxiety. Start with lukewarm water and gradually make it colder as you adjust to the temperature.
  • Weighted Blanket: Experience a sense of grounding and presence by using a weighted blanket. The gentle pressure can provide comfort and calmness.
  • 5-4-3-2-1 Mindfulness Exercise: Find comfort in the present moment. Get comfortable and take a look around you. Name five things you can see, four things you can touch, three things you can hear, two things you can smell, and one thing you can taste.
  • Take a Walk: Shift your focus and move your body by taking a walk. Adding music or a podcast to your walk can offer a helpful distraction for your mind.
  • Distract Your Brain: During times of heightened emotions, sometimes the best approach is to distract yourself and allow the intensity to pass. Engage in activities like watching a TV show, creating art, or learning something new to take your mind off things.
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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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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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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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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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What a great resource of help and encouragement in Cherry Hill. Professional therapy and counseling for all ages is hard to come by and it’s difficult to reach out in this disconnected world. I would highly recommend Lifebulb for anyone looking for someone to talk to. They want to help!

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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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So, I cannot say enough good things about Lifebulb. The owners care so much and are 110% dedicated to helping people and hiring staff that care for people not just a chart or a number. This is so needed in todays crazy world. If you just need to vent, get a new perspective on an issue your having, or get weekly counseling this is the place to go.

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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 Savannah, 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 Savannah. 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 Savannah 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 Savannah 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 Savannah 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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