Trauma Treatment in Burlington

What is Therapy for Trauma?

Pillars of Wellness, located in Burlington, specializes in treating individuals who have experienced trauma, helping them heal safely and healthily in order to lead a more emotionally and mentally settled life.

Generally, trauma is a psychological condition or an emotional state in response to anything stressful, disturbing, or threatening to a person. Trauma can be due to anything. It can be due to a car accident, losing a loved one, violence, illness, or going through a separation/divorce. People can get into this state after other tragedies like torture, physical violence, or sexual assault.

There are three types of trauma:

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): Developed after experiencing a frightening or dangerous event, people typically recover from initial symptoms but serious conditions can seek help from a psychotherapist. People who suffer from PTSD have uncomfortable thoughts, flashbacks, anxiety, or nightmares.

Complex trauma: This type of trauma is likely to be developed by a person when they go through something repetitively. It can be due to prolonged abuse or threats, such as domestic abuse in a relationship.

Developmental trauma disorder: This type of trauma forms in children, especially in the first three years of life. It can be a result of neglect, abuse, or abandonment. Children who suffer from this disorder typically have attachment issues as they grow up.

Benefits of Treating Trauma with Therapy

When it comes to coping with trauma, working with a psychotherapist can have many benefits.

  • Finding effective, positive ways to handle difficulties in day-to-day life
  • Building or repairing your meaningful relationships
  • Gaining relief from lasting effects of mental or physical trauma
  • Overcoming anxiety and depression
  • Reduced stress
  • New perspectives on various mental and social problems
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What Symptoms of Trauma can Therapy Treat?

People suffering from trauma go through a lot of emotions. Some of the initial emotions may fade away, but some may remain in the long term. It depends on the type of trauma they are going through. Some people experience shock and are constantly in a state of denial. Other symptoms are:

  • Flashbacks
  • Uncomfortable thoughts
  • Guilt
  • Some symptoms like a headache and nausea are there as well
  • Nightmares
  • A feeling of isolation and even hopelessness
  • Anger
  • Feelings of sadness and despair

Trauma Therapy at our Clinic in Burlington

At Pillars of Wellness, effects of trauma can be treated with the help of therapy. Psychologists and therapists know that each client is different, and so therapy sessions are planned according to each one’s unique needs.

As there are different types of traumas, the therapies are also different in nature. Therapists adopt different ways to confront and heal the sufferer. The most common of all trauma therapies are:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps the sufferer to know more about their thoughts or cognitions related to their trauma. It is just like educating them and giving them the strength to cope up with their emotions.

Exposure therapy is another therapy that is used to expose the source of a person’s anxiety just to help them and not to cause any problem

Talk therapy also known as psychodynamic psychotherapy is a verbal communication. It helps to relieve the sufferer from the ongoing emotional pain and to help them gather their strength to cope.

Why Choose Pillars of Wellness?

At Pillars of Wellness, in Burlington, Ontario, we are proud to provide a truly integrated care approach that employs a variety of treatments to achieve faster recovery. Our clinic offers different services such as physiotherapy, chiropractic, naturopathy, counselling, speech therapy, occupational therapy, yoga therapy, acupuncture, and holistic nutrition.

With multiple diverse services and specialities in one place, you’ll get the best care possible — without having to look elsewhere. Pillars of Wellness is your one-stop-health solution, located right here in Burlington.