TRAUMA COUNSELING FOR WOMEN IN ALPHARETTA GA
WHAT IS TRAUMA INFORMED COUNSELING?
Trauma is our emotional response to a horrific event or set of circumstances that negatively impact our day to day lives and overall well-being. Though half of all individuals will be exposed to at least one traumatic event in their lifetime, cisgender and transgendered girls and women are more likely than men to experience various types of traumatic events including pain within their homes, unequal patriarchal society and norms, and institutional racism and discrimination.
Women are often silenced by fear and shame and can wait years if ever to seek support. Such denial or repression can manifest as physical illness, anxiety, depression, toxic relationships, substance use, disordered eating, and make women twice as likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder.
Trauma can disrupt our sense of control, connection, and meaning. Trauma-informed counseling is recovery through restoring a sense of safety, trust in the therapeutic relationship, empowerment, recreation, and connection.
COUNSELING FOCUS AREAS
TRAUMA COUNSELING FOCUS AREAS
Areas addressed in counseling include, but are not limited to:
Mood Stabilization or Symptom Reduction (Anxiety or Depression)
Grief and Loss
Identity and Self-Development
Issues of self-worth and self-esteem
Radical Self Care
HWP provides trauma counseling services to adolescents (13 years old+), young adults, and adults.
Counseling sessions are 45-50 minutes long and are typically scheduled on a weekly basis.
Sessions may be conducted either in-person at our Alpharetta office or via video (restrictions apply) utilizing a Simple Practice URL personalized for Holistic Wellness Practice clients.
Seeking counseling can be both empowering and frightening.
The best way to find out if this approach is for you is to schedule a complimentary 20 – 30 minute consultation. Depending on your therapist’s availability, this consult may be held over the phone, via video, or in-person.
*Therapists who provide this service: Nicole C. Jackson, LCSW