A traumatic experience in which one feels overwhelmed, powerless, helpless, terrified, or threatened physically, sexually, or emotionally can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder or chronic traumatic stress disorder. Car accidents, sexual assault or abuse, emotional abuse, natural disasters, school shootings, and traumatic deaths can lead to PTSD in children, teens, and adults. Traumatic experiences can overwhelm your emotional, cognitive, and physical functioning, often leading to significant impairment and debilitating your capacity to engage and function in adaptive ways.

Symptoms of nightmares, hypervigilance, anxiety, flashbacks, hyperarousal, hypo-arousal, dissociation, avoidance, helplessness, sleep disturbance, irritability, self-destructive behaviors, anger, mistrust, guilt, and shame are common when experiencing PTSD.

Seeking a consultation soon after the traumatic event can help you shift the symptoms more quickly, even though it is not unusual for individuals to seek help years after the traumatic event.

Our team of experts can provide you and your family with a range of evidence-based and holistic treatment approaches that we can apply simultaneously to cope with and overcome your trauma, including:

Our focus in trauma therapy is on recovery, coping, cognitive restructuring, rewiring the stress response, alleviating physical symptoms, discovering a sense of control, empowerment, and healing the mind and body.

Aspiring Family therapists provide an integrated, evidence-based, bio-psycho-social approach to effectively treat trauma. We provide positive, structured, goal-oriented therapy, and in-home and in-school interventions to diminish symptoms and support your child or you in learning adaptive tools to cope and succeed in academic, socio-emotional, and professional realms. Our treatment approach is team based so that you or your child can see specialists to minimize the presenting symptoms and address the traumatic experiences to heal and empower.