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Trauma therapy is specialized therapy for individuals who have undergone or witnessed an event that has affected their daily functioning. Clients who have difficulty operating at work or school due to these events may benefit from trauma therapy. Trauma is often misunderstood. Many of us are familiar with the term PTSD, and most are familiar with this term being used for our veterans. This is one type of trauma, for sure. Other types of trauma include domestic violence, sexual or physical assault, verbal/mental/emotional abuse, car accidents, or natural disasters. Individuals may also experience vicarious trauma from working in a trauma setting - these individuals include first responders, firefighters, law enforcement, crisis center advocates, medical staff, and teachers. In trauma therapy, the client is helped to work through the memories of the event(s) that occurred using a Somatic Trauma Model founded by Peter Levine, M.D. as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Emotion-Focused Therapy to help manage symptoms.

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