What is trauma?
In short, trauma is what happens when traumatic events push the nervous system outside its ability to regulate itself. For some, the system gets stuck in the “on” position, and the person is overstimulated and unable to calm. Anxiety, anger, restlessness, panic, and hyperactivity can all result when you stay in this ready-to-react mode. In other people, the nervous system is stuck in the “off” position, resulting in depression, disconnection, fatigue, and lethargy. People can alternate between these highs and lows.
What is the ‘best’ therapy for trauma?
Everyone responds differently to trauma and, therefore, to treatment. What works well for one person may not work for another. In other words, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy and trauma recovery. Vanda Counseling offers a variety of research-based trauma therapy modalities in order to meet the individualized needs of each client. A therapist will be able to help you determine what is recommended for your specific situation