Trauma Therapy and PTSD Treatment

You can’t sleep. Things feel dark, confusing, and hopeless more than they feel good. Feeling “safe” is no longer the norm. The idea of getting help is overwhelming to think about. But, you know you want to feel better.

Most people will experience trauma in their lifetime whether it’s a car accident, childhood abuse or neglect, the sudden death of a loved one, a violent crime, or a natural disaster. Even witnessing trauma or repeated exposure to other people’s trauma can significantly impact us.

Feeling fearful and anxious is a normal response to trauma

Following a traumatic event, it is normal to feel fear, sadness, anxiety, or disconnection as our body and mind attempt to make sense of what has happened. Often, these symptoms fade and we come back to our state of equilibrium.  Sometimes our mind and body need help to heal after trauma. We might be experiencing deep emotional pain, fear, confusion, or posttraumatic stress long after the event has passed. Our bodies might feel suspended in their fight, flight, or freeze responses, leaving us to feel trapped in our emotional experience. 

When to Seek PTSD Treatment

If you are struggling with any of the following lasting effects of a traumatic event, we are here for you. At LifePath, a compassionate and experienced therapist can help.

  • Portrait Of Sad Depressed Woman dealing with the lasting effects of trauma. You can get PTSD treatment as needed for trauma therapy in Chicago, IL with LifePath Therapy and in video counseling in IllinoisIntrusive thoughts, nightmares or flashbacks
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Painful depression or crippling anxiety
  • Anger, irritability, and hypervigilance
  • Aggressive, reckless behavior, including self-harm
  • Loss of interest in activities that were once considered enjoyable
  • Difficulty remembering details of the distressing event
  • Avoiding specific locations, sights, situations, and sounds that serve as reminders of the event

Trauma Therapy Can Help 

We are here to support you, guide you, and help you to feel safe and empowered to move beyond the trauma that has left you feeling pain and suspended in your life. Trauma does not have to take us away from our lives, leaving us to feel helpless and without hope. Our therapists at LifePath have walked beside countless people impacted by trauma. Over and over again, we have seen people heal the deep wounds that trauma can leave behind.

The LifePath Approach to Healing and PTSD Treatment

Teen Depression And Anxiety, Traumatized Boy In Dark Room with head in his hands on his knees. PTSD Therapy, trauma therapy or PTSD treatment in Chicago, IL is available at LifePath Therapy Associates or in Online counseling in Illinois.Research has proven that psychotherapy is an incredibly effective way to treat the lasting impacts of trauma. Our therapists will meet you where you are and build a trusting relationship with you. We use trauma-informed approaches like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Also, mindfulness-based therapy approaches. Both, to help you develop internal resources to work through the emotional and physical impact of a traumatic event. Often, we rely on the most recent mind-body approaches like breathwork, guided meditation, and movement that allow our bodies to re-wire the fight/flight/freeze responses that sometimes go into overdrive with trauma.

Reach-Out. We Can Help.

Begin Trauma Therapy in Chicago, IL

If you or someone you know is struggling with overwhelming emotions, fear, sleeplessness, or difficulty moving beyond a traumatic experience, please reach out. We are confident that we can help. Our Chicago, IL psychotherapy practice has ​caring therapists who specialize in healing trauma. To finally lighten your load and feel like yourself again follow these simple steps:

  1. Contact LifePath Therapy Associates for a free consultation.
  2. Meet with one of our skilled trauma therapists 
  3. Start reconnecting to yourself and overcome your fears and the imprint that trauma can leave on us.

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More Mental Health Services at LifePath Therapy Associates

Our Chicago-area therapy team specializes in working with a variety of clients dealing with a multitude of different areas across the lifespan. Depression counseling isn’t the only service we offer in our Chicago counseling clinic. Other mental health services at LifePath Therapy Associates include anxiety treatment, depression therapy, maternal mental health, couples counseling, treatment for grief and loss, and caregiver support.

25 E Washington Street Suite 1835
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 940-3655
Fax: (312) 374-4966

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