Many of our clients come to us having experienced a history of trauma. There are different types and severities that they have experienced all of which leave their mark and impact them in a very personal way. Some of the trauma experiences that our clients have faced are:
- Sexual abuse
- Relational trauma
- Emotional abuse
- Negative early childhood experiences
- Medical trauma
- Domestic or family abuse
- Natural disaster
Working Through Trauma
Trauma’s powerful impact has the capacity to shift our views of self and others. It impacts our own ability to see ourselves as acceptable and often leads us to hide the truth about how we feel. This perpetuates a cycle of distancing from important connections and acting out in unhealthy ways to soothe the distress that has typically come through connection with others. Trauma steals our power.
There are different trauma therapy modalities our therapists may use to help our clients work through their trauma, such as EMDR and CPT.
At Fulshear Treatment to Transition, it is our intention to work through the traumatic experiences and help each young woman restore her personal power.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Each of our therapists is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). EMDR has been empirically validated and provides a platform to challenge and change the internal working model as negative beliefs associated with the trauma change and healthier beliefs about self and the world emerge. Trauma is painful and the work is hard. The reward is restored power and personal peace.