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  • Trauma/PTSD Grand Rapids, MI

    Trauma & PTSD Therapy Services in Grand Rapids, MI

    If you are someone who is dealing with a lot of trauma or post-traumatic stress in the Grand Rapids, Michigan, area, Unity Counseling offers talk therapy and other counseling services to help you take control of your stress.

    Recognizing PTSD Symptoms

    Every person reacts to trauma differently, with a broad spectrum of physical and emotional responses. There is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to feel or cope; your reactions are normal responses to abnormal events. If you identify with some of the following symptoms, you may be experiencing post-traumatic stress:

    Emotional & Psychological Symptoms:

    • Anger, irritability, mood swings
    • Anxiety or depression
    • Confusion, difficulty concentrating
    • Feeling disconnected or numb
    • Feeling sad or hopeless
    • Guilt, shame, self-blame
    • Shock, denial, or disbelief
    • Withdrawing from others

    Physical Symptoms:

    • Aches and pains
    • Being startled often
    • Difficulty concentrating
    • Edginess and agitation
    • Fatigue
    • Insomnia or nightmares
    • Muscle tension
    • Racing heartbeat

    Trauma Therapy & PTSD Counseling

    Post-traumatic stress can remain long after the traumatic events have occurred. It can overwhelm internal resources and external support systems.

    A crucial step in healing from traumatic experiences is seeking professional support. Trauma-informed counseling has proven highly effective in reducing and even eliminating post-traumatic stress symptoms. Here are some of the primary objectives of trauma therapy:

    • Desensitize the emotional power of traumatic memories
    • Establish boundaries with toxic relationships or institutions
    • Successfully address the reality of the traumatic event
    • Work through feelings of shame and self-blame
    • Reduce or eliminate painful trauma-related symptoms
    • Reorient focus to the present
    • Enhance day-to-day functioning and self-care
    • Help individuals regain a sense of agency
    • Build effective coping skills

    Start Overcoming Past Trauma for a Brighter Future!

    At Unity Counseling, we’re committed to helping you rediscover hope and healing. Contact us today to begin your journey towards a happier, healthier life.