A traumatic event is one that causes overwhelming feelings of horror, terror or helplessness.
Traumatic events can be specific isolated incidents such as:
- A school shooting
- Sudden loss of a loved one
- Severe car accident
- Sexual assault or rape
- Natural disasters
- Terrorist attack, etc.
Traumatic events can also be on-going events such as:
- Life-long sexual or physical abuse
- War/political violence
- Domestic abuse and violence, etc.
Whether isolated or on-going, trauma is always accompanied by a series of devastating emotions. Many individuals react to such severe circumstances by:
- Intrusive and graphic thoughts
- Inability to sleep
- Anxiety and distress
- Lack of concentration
- Always feeling on edge
These reactions, if left untreated, can also lead to psychiatric disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Fortunately, there are ways of dealing with these distressing experiences and emotions and finding relief. Trauma and its effects can be relieved with the help of appropriate therapy, relaxation techniques, and support groups.
At The Antioch Group we have numerous therapists who specialize in the area of trauma and emotional stress. We’re here to help our clients as they face the memories and emotions that are too difficult to face alone. Allow us to help.
- Diana K. Anderson, LCSW
- Michelle Baker, LCPC, CADC (0–18 years)
- Rudolf G. Breitmeyer, Ph.D.
- David B. Bucknam, MA, M.Div., LCPC
- Lori Bushell, LCPC, CSAT, CMAT
- Timothy Chu, LCSW
- Maggie Classen, LCSW
- Patricia J. Edwards, LCSW, ACSW
- Steven A. Hamon, Ph.D.
- Marty Hanson, LCPC
- Corey Hopson, LCPC
- Ellen Kiesewetter, LCPC
- Howard Love, LCPC, CSAT, CMAT
- Trinity Maston, LCPC
- Jenn Noar, LCPC
- Patricia Poertner, LCPC, BCC
- Kevin Siscoe, D.Min., LCPC, CSAT, CMAT
- Barbara Toohill, Psy.D.
- Jonna Tyler, LCPC (0–18 years)
See our Find a Therapist page for a complete list of specialties.