Trauma can affect your overall well-being in profound ways. Regardless of the cause of trauma, seeking treatment is crucial. At Clarity Health Solutions in Jupiter, Florida, Emily Velez, LCSW, MCAP, Jennifer Tomko, LCSW, EMDR, Sharron Frederick, LCSW, Allyson Cussen, LCSW, Glexi Garcia, MBA, INHC, CCHT, and the professional team offer the highest level of expertise and care for those suffering from trauma. Don’t delay making an appointment. Call or use the online scheduler today to get the help you need and deserve. Booking a telehealth visit is an option, as well.

What is trauma?

Trauma is a complex and deeply personal experience. It can be defined as the emotional and psychological response to a distressing event or series of events that profoundly impact your well-being. Trauma can vary greatly in its origins, severity, and effects, making it essential to understand its different dimensions.

What professions can cause a traumatic environment? 

In certain professions, the work environment can expose you to high-risk situations, resulting in trauma. For example, first responders, firefighters, and police officers work in situations that require frequent exposure to high-stress and life-threatening scenarios. Witnessing tragedies and emergencies can lead to emotional and psychological trauma. 

The Clarity Health Solutions professionals have the expertise to treat those who work in difficult work environments. They also treat 9/11 first responders and survivors. 

The team understands how exposure to traumatic incidents can affect your mental health profoundly. They offer treatment and care to help reduce the intensity of your pain.

What causes trauma?

Trauma can be caused by various factors, including:

  • Natural disasters
  • Accidents
  • Violence
  • Abuse
  • Sudden loss
  • Chronic stress

It’s important to understand that what may traumatize one person may not affect another in the same way. Trauma responses are influenced by your unique background, resilience, and personal history.

How does trauma affect a person?

The impact of trauma on a person can manifest as intrusive memories, flashbacks, nightmares, and severe emotional distress. It can also cause you to develop avoidance behaviors, making you want to distance yourself from reminders of the traumatic event, leading to emotional numbing, depression, and difficulties in forming healthy relationships. 

Physically, trauma can result in symptoms like insomnia, heightened startle responses, and physical health issues due to chronic stress.

How is trauma treated?

Clarity Health Solutions provides a wide range of effective treatments for trauma. Therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) can help you process your traumatic experiences and develop healthier coping strategies. 

Medication may be prescribed to manage associated symptoms like depression or anxiety. Support groups can also provide a safe space to connect with others who have faced similar challenges. 

Mindfulness and relaxation techniques can assist in managing stress and emotional regulation. Hypnotherapy is another option offered by expert Glexi Garcia, MBA, INHC, CHT.

If you suffer from trauma, call or book an appointment online today. Telehealth is an option, too.