Supporting you to move forward from a difficult past
At Insights Psychology, we offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for treating trauma.
Skilled & Experienced Team
Our psychology providers have been working with trauma patients for over a decade and have extensive training in different therapy modalities. Our providers chose evidence-based treatment modalities that are the right fit for the needs of clients.
Approaches to Trauma Treatment
Treating trauma may be conceptualized in three stages: establishing safety, retelling the story of the traumatic event, and reconnecting with others.
- EMDR therapy involves attention to three time periods: the past, present, and future. Focus is given to past disturbing memories and related events. Also, it is given to current situations that cause distress, and to develop skills and attitudes needed for positive future actions.
- CBT is a positive and effective treatment for PTSD. CBT helps those with PTSD by challenging unhealthy thought processes and emotions connected to someone’s trauma.
- ART therapy focuses on keeping the memory of a trauma but erasing the negative images that cause PTSD symptoms. The negative images, not the facts, that are the cause of these problems. Once you erase them, things improve, and the symptoms no longer bother you.
- CPT, on the other hand starts with education (the therapist educating the client about their PTSD diagnosis and reviewing some of the most common ways people react when they’ve gone through a traumatic event), processing the Trauma, challenging thoughts about trauma, and Identifying Trauma Themes.
Benefits of Trauma Therapy
The skills and techniques learned during trauma therapy can be applied to daily life.
The benefits of trauma therapy include:
- Improved daily functioning
- Focusing on the present instead of the past
- Turning negative emotions and outlooks into positives
- Eliminating or reducing symptoms of trauma or PTSD
- Developing new coping skills to avoid traumatic relapse
- The ability to think about the reality of the event and not get sucked in
Some Trauma Awareness Resources
What is EMDR Therapy?
Video Credits: Psych Hub
Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD
Video Credits: Veterans Health Administration
Introduction to EMDR Therapy
Video Credits: EMDR International Association
Video Credits: ART International Training and Research