Reacting to a Traumatic Experience

Trauma or a traumatic experience can leave a lasting impression on one’s soul and memory, causing difficulties in the future. When this event causes depression, anxiety, flashbacks, or hypervigilance it is given the diagnosis, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Traumatic experiences are not just for soldiers who have gone to war. There are many reasons someone would experience a distressing event where they felt threatened or vulnerable physically, emotionally or psychologically: a car accident, death of a loved one, natural disaster, or a violent criminal act.

Mending Clinic’s counselors in Arlington, TX have been trained to work with the people suffering from trauma and/or PTSD. Counseling for trauma can be very effective in relieving side effects from the traumatic pain. Through therapy, counselors for trauma and/or PTSD can help one process the experience by giving support, teaching coping skills, and guide their client through exposure therapy or cognitive behavioral therapy.

Mending Clinic specializes in trauma counseling and PTSD counseling

PTSD Treatment in Arlington

If you have been experiencing PTSD in Arlington, TX or in the DFW Metroplex, please contact us. You are not broken because of your experiences. You are stronger for them. Growth through this process builds resiliency and becomes your personal strength.

Annette Kerr, LPC-S with Mending Clinic specializes in trauma counseling and PTSD counseling. To better help her clients, Annette has completed her training for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and is certified to walk her clients through this process. EMDR is a fancy name for using eye movements to connect with memories that might have otherwise been stuck in the brain, keeping the memories tied to emotions or physical sensations. By connecting with these memories through EMDR, Annette helps her clients resolve them and jump the hurdle towards their future.

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