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Trauma Specialist

In Touch Counseling Services

Psychological Counseling & Wellness Center located in Vancouver, WA

In recent years, mental health experts have understood more and more about how trauma affects the individuals who survive it. If you’ve lived through a traumatic incident or series of incidents, don’t wait to talk to Janelle Adams, MA, LMFT, ATR, and the team at In Touch Counseling Services about it. At their office in Vancouver, Washington, they help people learn coping skills so their trauma doesn’t have a long-term impact on their well-being. For dedicated trauma care, call the office or make an appointment online today.

Trauma Q & A

What is trauma?

Trauma encompasses any severely distressing experience for an individual. The traumatic experience could be an act of violence toward the individual, someone they know, or a stranger. It could be a natural disaster that comes suddenly and transforms the individual’s life. It could be a freak accident. 

No matter how or why the traumatic experience occurred, if the memory of it affects you for more than a couple of weeks, it’s time to talk to the team at In Touch Counseling Services. Their team believes you should have the care and tools you need to ensure your trauma doesn’t negatively shape your life. 

How does trauma affect people?

Trauma causes an emotional disturbance that can last long-term, infringing upon a person’s well-being. After trauma, many people experience:

  • Anger
  • Sadness
  • Shame
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep problems
  • Stress
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Strained relationships

Left untreated, these symptoms can develop into post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a mental health condition. PTSD often affects people by creating recurrent, unwelcome flashbacks to the traumatic incident, anxiety, and avoidance of anything that makes the person recall the trauma. 

Fortunately, the effects of trauma are treatable. The team at In Touch Counseling Services offers specialized care for people who have survived a traumatic incident. 

How is trauma treated?

The In Touch Counseling Services team works with you to find the best treatment or treatments for your trauma. That might include:

  • Therapy
  • Alpha-Stim® cranial electrotherapy stimulation
  • Art therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Acupuncture
  • Wearable stress trackers like Spire Stone

Your provider partners with you, helping you learn coping techniques so the trauma doesn’t shape your life moving forward. 

It’s common for people who’ve lived through something traumatic to want to avoid talking about it. You should know that when you choose care at In Touch Counseling Services, you’re choosing a safe space staffed by caring professionals. They won’t force you to relive anything you’re not ready to address. 

Instead, they walk alongside you on your healing journey. They aim to step with you into a space where the traumatic incident no longer has a hold on your life. 

For help processing trauma and living a balanced, healthy life after it, call In Touch Counseling Services or make your appointment online today.