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    Counseling for Trauma

    Are you struggling to cope with things that happened in the past? Do you have nightmares or flashbacks related to past events? Do you often feel scared, nervous or anxious? Does your past effect your current relationships? Do you avoid certain people, places or situations because of things that happened in the past? If this sounds like you, we can help.

    Common Symptoms of Trauma

    Some people who have experienced trauma in the past have Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Others don’t have PTSD, but still have symptoms of trauma that significantly impact their lives and can make relationships and coping with stressful situations difficult. Some of these symptoms are:

    Fear

    Nightmares

    Flashbacks

    Anxiety and/or Panic Attacks

    Avoidance of Things Associated with the Trauma

    Relationship Problems

    Intrusive Thoughts about the Trauma

    Anger and Irritability

    Difficulty Sleeping

    Therapy Can Help with Symptoms of Trauma

    If you are struggling with symptoms related to a past trauma, therapy can help! Our experienced and caring therapists have training and experience in helping people cope with past experiences in order to live happier and more fulfilling lives. In therapy, clients can expect a therapist who is kind and supportive and knows how to help people who are struggling with symptoms of trauma. Our clients have told us that with therapy, they feel safe, supported, hopeful and prepared to deal with life stressors. 

    Move Forward Counseling’s Approach to the Treatment of Trauma

    We provide treatment for trauma through both online and in-person therapy. We understand that everyone is unique and that while you are not alone, everyone’s experience is a little different. Our therapists are trained to help you to address symptoms related to past trauma and will work with you to find what will best help you. Interventions used by our therapists are based on research and shown to be effective with people who are struggling with trauma. Some interventions used by our therapists include:

    Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) helps clients make changes to their behavior and thinking patterns to cope more effectively.

    Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) helps clients change their thinking and feeling about the event to be able to cope better. 

    Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) incorporates mindfulness and helps clients to be able to regulate emotion more effectively, interact more effectively with others and cope with difficult feelings.

    Begin Therapy for Trauma in Hershey or Online Anywhere in Pennsylvania

    You don’t have to live with feelings of fear, anxiety or hopelessness due to a past trauma. Therapy can help you to feel happier, more connected to others, and better able to cope with life stress. Move Forward Counseling has caring and experienced therapists who specialize in trauma therapy. To start therapy today, follow these simple steps:

    1.     Contact Move Forward Counseling

    2.     Let staff know you are looking for help with coping with a past traumatic event

    3.     Meet with one of our therapists with an expertise in trauma therapy

    4.     Stop living in the past and start to live for the present.

    Other Services at Move Forward Counseling

    Therapy for trauma is not the only service available at Move Forward Counseling. We offer treatment for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, post-partum anxiety and depression, relationship problems, work stress, and more to people of all ages and genders.