Therapy for Trauma & PTSD
You are a survivor. We see you.
Whether you survived a car accident, an abusive relationship, a childhood of bullying, or watching a loved one die, you’ve survived something traumatic.
Sometimes trauma happens in one big, horrific event. Sometimes it happens through a lifetime of smaller (but no less terrible) experiences, much like sandpaper slowly shaping your thoughts and feelings over time.
No matter what you’ve gone through, we want to help.
Our trauma therapists work with kids, teens, and adults across Texas. Contact us today to start your healing journey.
What is trauma, really?
Trauma is what you experience when your mind and or body experience something unexpected, disturbing, and or otherwise overwhelming (too much too soon). When most people think of trauma, they imagine combat veterans coming back from war. But trauma happens to people all the time through experiences such as:
- Domestic abuse
- Public humiliation
- Car accidents
- Getting fired at work
- Being the target of a hate crime
- Witnessing something awful happen to someone else
- Sexual assault and rape
- Being raised by a narcissist or emotionally immature parent
- and the list goes on
Sometimes people survive these experiences and recover quickly. But often, these events cause deep emotional wounds that require professional support and intervention. When trauma goes unresolved, it leads to posttraumatic stress (PTSD) disorder. When someone has multiple posttraumatic stress reactions, we call it Complex Posttraumatic Stress (CPTSD).
CPTSD and PTSD are (unfortunately) common mental health challenges that can affect anyone who has experienced or witnessed a distressing event. You may feel overwhelmed, anxious, angry, or numb. You may have nightmares, flashbacks, or intrusive thoughts that make it hard to enjoy life. You may feel isolated, misunderstood, or ashamed of what happened to you.
But it doesn’t have to stay that way.
At Deep Eddy, we understand how trauma can impact your well-being and your relationships. We offer a range of therapy services to help you heal from the past and move forward with confidence and hope.
How Deep Eddy Can Help With Your Trauma
Our therapists are trained in evidence-based approaches that have been proven to be effective for trauma and PTSD, such as:
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR): This is a nontraditional form of psychotherapy that uses eye movements to help you process traumatic memories and change how you react to them.
- Cognitive processing therapy (CPT): This is a type of cognitive therapy that helps you recognize and challenge the negative beliefs that are keeping you stuck after a trauma.
- Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT): This is a type of exposure therapy that helps you safely face the situations and memories that you find frightening so that you can learn to cope with them effectively.
- Internal Family Systems (IFS): This is a depth-oriented approach to therapy that helps you connect with the various aspects of yourself and learn to foster a greater sense of self-love, wellness, and resolution to inner pain.
Our therapists will work with you to find the best type of therapy for your needs and goals. We will also help you develop skills to manage your symptoms, cope with stress, and improve your self-esteem and relationships. We offer individual and group therapy sessions, as well as online psychotherapy for your convenience.
Many of our therapists are experts in working with trauma and PTSD, having spent years of in-depth study in this arena. What we have learned is that most everyone has experienced some degree of trauma in their lives. While PTSD can be triggered by incredibly frightening events such as relational abuse or a near-death experience, it can also result from more chronic forms of stress, such as emotional neglect, shame, bullying, etc. Certain patterns of how we were treated in our families growing up were so repetitive that cumulatively it greatly impacts our nervous systems and experience of life. These more underlying forms of trauma are just as important to address as acute PTSD and our therapists are high-skilled at identifying these issues and helping you work through them.
Resolving trauma and PTSD is a powerful way to transform one’s life. We would be honored to provide a safe context and relationship in which you can explore, understand, and heal the experiences that have stayed with you and impacted you negatively.
If you are on the fence, we encourage you to take a risk. Reach out. We are here for you.