TRAUMA Therapy in chicago
Trauma occurs when an individual is exposed to or experiences an event where they perceive a threat to their life, bodily integrity or sanity.
While the list of possible traumas is highly extensive, some common traumatic events include sexual assault, physical abuse, natural disasters, accidents and injuries, witnessing disturbing events during combat while serving in the military, loss of a loved one or being a victim of discrimination, bullying or crime.
Trauma can have a profound effect on one’s mental health and is often a precursor for depression, anxiety, addiction, Eating Disorders and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
If you have experienced trauma, therapy at Cityscape Counseling in Chicago can provide you with a safe place to process your trauma with a trained therapist who can help you heal. Trauma-informed therapy usually involves mastering grounding skills & defusion techniques, and clarifying values to help you process your trauma in a manner that allows you to remain in the present moment, create distance between yourself and the trauma, and construct a future that is hopeful in spite of your traumatic past.
For those suffering with symptoms of PTSD, exposure work tailored to your specific trauma and avoidance behaviors can be provided to help you regain your previous level of life-engagement prior to the trauma. Some common symptoms of PTSD include flashbacks, nightmares, dissociation, hypervigilance and avoidance behaviors.
Cityscape Counseling is located in downtown Chicago. We also welcome and serve clients in the surrounding areas such as River North, Lincoln Park, Lake View, Logan Square, Wicker Park, West Loop and Bucktown.