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Trauma-Focused Therapy

In this interview, Carmellia Jackson, one of our newest therapists in Mindsight's Louisville, Kentucky office, discusses trauma and trauma-focused therapy.

Trauma can come in all shapes and sizes, including natural disasters, serious health issues, violence, or global pandemics. Anyone can experience trauma and need extra support to deal with the lasting effects of trauma.

Many people experience physical symptoms after a traumatic experience. These symptoms may include, but are not limited to:

  • elevated heart rate

  • trouble sleeping or excessive sleeping

  • nightmares

  • feelings of anxiety or panic

  • poor concentration

  • fainting

  • nausea or vomiting

These symptoms may sporadically appear again when a person is triggered. Often, a trigger causes the traumatized person to relive the traumatic experience and experience the fear, distress, and some physical symptoms again.

Because anyone can be traumatized, it is important to have a team of counselors throughout the state of Kentucky who are trained to approach trauma.

Mindsight Behavioral Group has invested in specialized training for counselors in our practice who have a heart for victims of trauma. These counselors are being trained in EMDR, CBT, and DBT to better serve those in Kentucky who have been affected by traumatic experiences.

If you or a loved one has had a traumatic experience and would like additional support, reach out to our office. Our caring counselors can help you process your trauma and find hope and healing.

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