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.  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. 

Common Symptoms

  • Nightmares

  • Insomnia

  • Somatic disturbances

  • Depression

  • Fear

  • Anxiety

  • Anger

  • Shame

  • Aggression

  • Self-harming behaviors

  • Loss of trust

  • Self-isolation


How can counseling help?

Healing from trauma can help you feel more in control of your life and feel entitled to your own thoughts and feelings, develop closer relationships with others, relieve trauma symptoms, an learn healthy ways to re-connect with your body. Joie de Vivre offers a variety of effective treatment interventions for women who have survived traumatic events.  We want you to know that you will not always feel like this, and we are here to help until you feel better.