The effects of trauma on your mind, body, and relationships can leave you feeling powerless. You survived (or are surviving), and yet, you feel thrown around by unpredictable grief and exhausting anxiety. You feel trapped by your symptoms and the patterns of relating to yourself and the world. You may not be able to imagine being free of the hold your painful memories hold over you.
At Relational Psych, we recognize trauma as an emotional response to distressing or life-threatening events that can persistently impact your life. Such events could be a single occurrence or repeated stressors, and either can lead to enduring mental, physical, and emotional distress.
Some types of trauma include:
- PTSD or acute trauma
- Complex trauma or complex trauma (also referred to as C-PTSD)
- Religious trauma
- Trauma related to health or medical issues
- Sexual trauma