Trauma

After experiencing trauma, it is not unusual for women to experience long-lasting problems. Many women live with post-traumatic stress symptoms that are both chronic and severe.  Symptoms may include: nightmares, insomnia, somatic disturbances, depression, fear, anxiety, anger, shame, aggression, suicidal behaviors, loss of trust, and self-isolation.

Women can and do recover from trauma.  In the first stages of trauma therapy, women learn more effective and less harmful ways to deal with the overwhelming pain they feel.  Therapy also helps women cope with symptoms, such as fear and anxiety. 

Healing from trauma can help:

  • Women feel more in control of their lives and feel entitled to their own thoughts and feelings
  • Develop closer relationships with others
  • Relieve trauma symptoms
  • Learn healthy ways to re-connect with their bodies

Joie de Vivre offers a variety of effective treatment interventions for women who have survived traumatic events, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy (PT), and various integrative treatments.  We want you to know that you will not always feel like this, and we are here to help until you feel better. Reach out and let others help.