Trauma Specialist

Thriving Mind Psychology

Psychologists located in Midtown, New York, NY

Trauma is your body’s natural response to extremely stressful events, whether they happened to you or to someone else. If you experienced trauma and have flashbacks, nightmares, denial, or other issues, the mental health providers at Thriving Mind Psychology provide expert care in Midtown Manhattan. Get started on the dedicated emotional trauma care you need by booking an exam online or calling the clinic directly to speak with a team member.

Trauma Q & A

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What causes emotional trauma?

Emotional trauma can be devastating to your physical and mental well-being. Some of the different types of trauma-related issues men, women, and children face include:

  • Financial stress, such as a foreclosure
  • Physical, mental, or sexual abuse 
  • Chronic or terminal illness
  • Automobile accidents 
  • Death of a loved one
  • Natural disasters
  • Mass shootings

The emotional trauma you experience after a stressful event can last for several weeks, or it can last for months or years. In any case, trauma isn’t anything you should learn to cope with on your own. 

When should I seek mental health care for trauma?

The top-rated mental health specialists at Thriving Mind Psychology can help you get through emotional trauma and learn how to prevent ongoing issues. You should seek mental health attention if your trauma leads to:

  • Nausea 
  • Headaches 
  • Panic attacks 
  • Mood swings 
  • Anxiety or depression 
  • Missed work or school
  • Increased or decreased appetite
  • Poor communication with your partner
  • Extreme sensitivity to certain stimuli, such as sirens or smoke

Emotional trauma can make you feel so uncomfortable, you start withdrawing from activities or events you once enjoyed, or even pulling away from your partner. If any of these issues sound like you, schedule an appointment at Thriving Mind Psychology to get started on personalized treatment.

How is emotional trauma treated?

It’s going to take time for you to recover from traumatic events, but throughout your journey, you have a dedicated mental health professional to help. Your emotional trauma treatment plan from Thriving Mind Psychology includes a combination of any of the following solutions:

  • Virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Meditation or relaxation techniques
  • Psychotherapy (talk therapy)
  • Couples or group therapy 
  • Establishing routines 
  • Online video therapy 
  • Life coaching
  • Neurofeedback (electroencephalographic or EEG biofeedback)

While flashbacks from trauma may never completely go away, the way you handle them can change. You may need weekly therapy sessions at Thriving Mind Psychology for several months, but, over time, you start unlocking your potential and learning to better cope with traumatic triggers. 

Schedule your emotional trauma evaluation at Thriving Mind Psychology by clicking the online scheduler or calling the office today.