Trauma FAQ's

Many of the clients I see have gone through numerous types of trauma and I think I would be doing a disservice if I didn't write something brief about it here. 

Some examples of Trauma, in no particular order are:

  • Physical, Emotional, Verbal, or Sexual Abuse

  • Abandonment or Neglect

  • Family Conflict or Violence

  • Medical Trauma

  • Natural Disaster

  • Terrorist Attacks

  • Automobile Accident

  • Animal Attacks

  • Bullying

  • Immigration Trauma

  • Death or Illness of a Loved One

  • Witness to Violence

  • Environmental Trauma

Trauma can impact anyone of any age, sex, race, ethnicity or social economic status at any time.    

The effects of Trauma do not have to be seen immediately after the event occurred.

Remembering and thinking about a scary event occasionally is normal.  Being startled or avoiding people/places/things that remind you of the trauma frequently are not.

Trauma and traumatic stress can impact physical well-being.

The impact of trauma can't always be explained through words.

Trauma is very personal and subjective.  It's up to the impacted individual to decide if they have been through a traumatic experience or not. 

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