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Therapy for Trauma Michigan Residents

Throughout our lives, we all experience events that can inflict pain or distress, making it difficult for us to stop worrying or feeling afraid for ourselves and those we care about. Some people seem to be great at coping with difficult situations without letting these events divert them from enjoying their day-to-day life. Others have more difficulty moving on after experiencing or witnessing traumatic events. If you’re having a hard time after a traumatic event, please consider therapy for trauma in Michiganwith the therapists at Learning Dreams.

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What is Trauma? 

Damage that occurs following one or a series of distressing events is called trauma or psychological trauma, and It can impact the mind and body, leading to a range of side effects, including: 

  • Increased anxiety, fear, hypervigilance, or safety planning

  • Difficulty concentrating or remembering details

  • Disconnecting from others or feeling isolated

  • Disconnecting from the self or feeling numb 

  • Changes in sleeping habits – too much or too little

  • Changes in eating habits – too much or too little

  • Irritability and mood swings 

  • Visualizing traumatic events or feeling of reliving when awake (flashbacks) or asleep (nightmares)

  • Physical symptoms like racing pulse, shortness of breath, and sweating

What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Post-traumatic stress disorder, often called PTSD, is a condition that occurs when a person experiences elevated physiological and psychological responses to situations as result of past trauma. PTSD is often associated with those who have careers that place them in danger, including firefighters, police officers, and members of the military, but anyone can experience PTSD. In addition to the symptoms of trauma injury listed above, those who are diagnosed with PTSD may experience the following:

  • Hypervigilance often to the point of paranoia 

  • Dissociation from emotions 

  • Poor emotional management leading to troubling outbursts of anger, fear, or paranoia

  • Anxiety or panic attacks that make regular activities difficult 

  • Racing thoughts that distract from current experiences

  • Feeling of reliving the traumatic event or events 

  • Excessive response to certain triggers like loud noises, certain smells, or even seeing specific people

How Does Therapy Help with Trauma & PTSD?

What Happens During Therapy Sessions for Trauma & PTSD?


Partner with the Learning Dreams Team

Learning, cognitive, and behavioral challenges can’t be cured, but Learning Dreams provides the tools and resources to enable our clients to work around these difficulties and achieve great success. We also offer services to help individuals adapt and recover from physical injury or limitations. We are here to help you live your best and most fulfilling life.  

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