counseling for trauma

I feel trapped in overdrive. I’m on edge, irritable, and ready to snap.

I can’t concentrate and am confused. Also, I feel very overwhelmed.

Sometimes, I have nightmares and flashbacks of the trauma I experienced.

Often, I avoid situations or reminders of the traumatic event.

I might be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, or depression.


Trauma is a normal reaction to a distressing event or events.

There are many different kinds of traumatic events. Some examples of distressing events could be a divorce, losing a job, dealing with the death of a loved one, surviving a car accident, military combat, a natural disaster, or being assaulted.

Trauma is a unique experience. While two people can go through the same event, they may respond differently and they could experience different symptoms. Additionally, after surviving or witnessing a severely traumatic or life-threatening event, some survivors develop symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.


Common Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Include:

  • Intrusive thoughts including memories of the event, nightmares, and flashbacks
  • Memory loss or trouble concentrating
  • Avoiding people, places, or things that remind you of the traumatic event
  • Hyperarousal: trouble sleeping or being quick to startle or anger
  • Mood changes: depression, anxiety, feeling emotionally numb, lack of interest in things you used to enjoy
  • Behavioral changes including self-destructive behavior, aggression, hostility, and substance abuse.

If you have experienced any of these symptoms after surviving a traumatic event, you may have PTSD. Seeing a therapist trained in trauma treatment can help you heal.


What to Expect in Trauma Therapy

The expert trauma therapists at the Counseling Center at Cinco Ranch want to help you find joy and peace in your life again. We understand that no two trauma survivors experience PTSD in the same way. So, we tailor our treatment plan to meet your unique needs.

Our first objective in therapy is to create an environment where you can feel safe. Therefore, we place great value on building a relationship with you so you can feel comfortable. After that, you will work with your therapist to create a treatment plan. Together you will identify the triggers that cause you to feel anxious or panic. Then, you will learn coping skills to deal with the symptoms you are having and how they affect your life.
Some of the approaches that your trauma therapist may use to treat the trauma symptoms include:

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Narrative Exposure Therapy
  • Exposure Therapy
    Psychological Education
  • Systematic Desensitization


If you have experienced trauma and are struggling, there is hope!

People who have been through trauma or who have been diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can live a happy and fulfilled life. In fact, with trauma treatment, PTSD symptoms can be reduced or eliminated, and wounds can be healed.


Begin Trauma Therapy in Katy, TX

If you are ready to find healing after surviving or witnessing a traumatic event, we can help. Our therapists are available to being trauma treatment and help you regain peace in your life. To begin counseling in the Houston, TX area, please follow these steps:


Other Services Offered at The Counseling Center at Cinco Ranch

In addition to trauma treatment, our counseling center in Katy, TX offers a variety of therapeutic services to clients of all ages. Ultimately, our goal is to help you stand strong in your life. Our mental health services include individual counseling, counseling for depression, family therapy, child therapy, teen therapy, counseling for young adults, counseling for women’s issues, and eating disorder treatment. We also facilitate group counseling for a variety of ages and mental health diagnoses. Contact our mental health clinic to learn more about the many ways we can help you find emotional healing.