Abuse and trauma can result from a single event or series of events in which there is a threat to life or safety resulting in feelings of helplessness and vulnerability. Abuse and trauma can be in the form of:
An affected person is someone who was directly exposed to the abuse or traumatic event(s) or a witness to the abuse or traumatic event(s). Any situation in which a person feels alone and frightened may also be considered traumatic even if it does not involve physical trauma because it is the subjective response to an event that determines the impact of the trauma.
Healing from psychological and emotional trauma often involves having to process the events and feelings of the abuse and learning how to regulate emotions, rebuild trust and develop healthier means of coping with life. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) are psychotherapies that are often used during abuse and trauma work. As depression and anxiety often accompany trauma, clients may also benefit from medication management.
We are located near the intersection of Zachary Lane & Weaver Lake Road in Maple Grove. We are easily accessible to those in the surrounding communities of Osseo, Rogers, Plymouth, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, and Minneapolis. We welcome you to our office and look forward to knowing you!