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Trauma


You may recover from a traumatic event in a few months, or you could struggle with long-lasting psychological trauma that disrupts your life and affects your wellbeing. Mark Chaney, LPC, specializes in helping people overcome trauma, providing compassionate care and support as you work through troubling memories and emotions. If you need help breaking the hold of trauma, don't wait to schedule a telemedicine appointment. Call the office in Fort Worth, Texas, or use the online booking feature today.

Trauma Q & A

What causes trauma?

Trauma occurs when you experience a high-stress, frightening, dangerous, or life-threatening event. Many people directly experience the traumatic event. However, you can also feel traumatized if you witness the situation.

A few of the most common causes of trauma include:

  • Being bullied
  • Domestic violence
  • Persistent emotional stress at home
  • Physical, sexual, or psychological abuse
  • Community violence (shootings)
  • Car crashes and other accidents
  • Robbery or household invasion
  • Death or serious illness of a loved one or friend
  • Natural disasters (hurricanes, floods, earthquakes)

 

Children and teens also experience trauma from physical and emotional neglect. 

How does trauma affect my health?

 

Trauma has a significant impact on all aspects of your emotional, mental, and physical health. Many people experience ongoing fear and anger. You may have memory loss, trouble sleeping, or develop physical problems like headaches and chronic pain.

 

After experiencing trauma, many people develop mental health disorders such as major depression, anxiety disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

 

Trauma often has a long-lasting impact after you think you have recovered. Your brain stores the event deep in your subconscious, then one day, you encounter something that triggers that deep memory. As a result, you have an unexpected and uncontrollable emotional or behavioral reaction. 

How can I recover from trauma?

 

Healing from trauma is a process, not a quick fix. With Mark's support and guidance, you can work through your trauma and its impact on your life. He helps you deal with your emotions and memories and teaches you the tools you need to ease the overwhelming thoughts and feelings causing stress, anxiety, and depression.

 

Mark has extensive experience in a range of therapeutic techniques that help people recover from the psychological impact of trauma. His approach is always sensitive to each person's age and unique challenges. When working with children, he includes parents, so they learn the best ways to support them. 

When should I seek help for trauma?

 

Everyone recovers from trauma in their own time. However, you should consider scheduling a telemedicine appointment with Mark if you:

 

  • Can't connect with others
  • Lack social support
  • Have angry outbursts
  • Isolate yourself from family and friends
  • Have depression or anxiety that interferes with daily life
  • Can't stop thinking about or reliving the event
  • Have thoughts of suicide

 

You can heal from trauma at any age, no matter when the event happened. To get the help you need, call Mark Chaney, LPC, or book a telemedicine appointment online today.

Mark Chaney LPC