Trauma can come in many forms: car accidents, abuse or neglect, a sudden death, and more. It can be sudden or extended over a period of time. No matter the source, trauma can be deeply painful and tends to stick with you long after an event or experience.

While family and friends are great support providers for those grappling with trauma, they aren’t always equipped to help navigate the fear, confusion, and post-traumatic stress. Wherever you are in your journey with trauma, our Grand Rapids trauma therapists are ready to work with you. 

Symptoms of Trauma

What are the warning signs that trauma could be affecting your life or someone else’s in a noticeable way? According to the DSM-5, there are four core types of symptoms to look out for.

  • Actively avoiding locations, sights, situations, and sounds that resemble or remind you of the traumatic event.
  • Experiencing anxiety, depression, numbness, or guilt.
  • Having intrusive thoughts, nightmares, or flashbacks.
  • Feeling anger, irritability, and hypervigilance.
  • Acting aggressively, reckless, or inflicting self-harm.
  • Noticeable disturbances in sleep schedule.
Negative Mood and Cognition
  • Lost interest in activities you once found enjoyable.
  • Difficulty remembering certain details of the traumatic event.
  • Changed habits or behaviors since the trauma occurred.

Choosing Trauma Therapy

Here at Evolve Therapy Group, we offer a variety of services centered around psychotherapy and counseling. Psychotherapy dives deep into the underlying causes of a person’s problems and has been shown to be quite effective when it comes to treating trauma. Specifically, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) are two evidenced based forms of treatment.

Meet With Us Today

Living with trauma can be overwhelming but our licensed therapists and counselors in Grand Rapids, MI, are confident in their abilities to ease your pain.

Don’t hesitate, call the Evolve Therapy Group at (616) 309-0737 and schedule an appointment today.