Most of us are lucky enough to live life without witnessing or living through a catastrophic event or experience. But what happens when an event, such as rape, abuse or violence impacts your life? Often people who suffer through these types events have thoughts that impact them long after the event is over.
How Therapy Helps With Trauma And PTSD
By talking about what happened in particular ways, we are able to let go of the past and focus on the future. Talking with others about our experiences, lets people uncover why they feel certain ways. Once they understand why they are having feelings, which are impacting their life, such as: nightmares, anxiety and anger, they are better able to cope, control those feelings and get back to living a relatively normal life.
How Our Therapists Approach Dealing With Trauma And PTSD
Using research-supported techniques, our therapists work openly and patiently in one-on-one and group settings to help people understand why they have the feelings and emotions they do – and how a past trauma can “trigger” an irrational or disproportionate reaction in the present. Once a person understands where their feelings and emotions are coming from, they are better able to begin working on ways to manage those feelings and emotions.
Don’t Let Trauma Or PTSD Control Your Life
We know it’s not easy, but if you’re feeling crippled by experiences you’ve lived through, we invite you to speak with one of our therapist about it and get your life back.
Dan supervises the research of doctoral students at The Wright Institute, in Berkeley, where he has been a clinical supervisor and taught…read more
Tim has worked for over 20 years coaching people on ways to draw upon their strengths, intuition, and common sense to improve their lives…read more
Rob’s training is consistent with my values of respect and caring for the individuals and couples I work with. My experiences include working…read more
Stacy completed post graduate course work at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis and trained in expressive arts therapy at the Tamalpa…read more
Yael helps clients identify and galvanize their strengths, and the parts of their lives that DO work, to get the rest of their lives…read more
Kirsten Maier has 15 years of therapy experience working with a wide range of individuals, couples, and groups in Canada. She is a PhD…read more
We’re happy to chat on the phone with you about your situation, and think together about the ways we might be able to make a real difference.
THE BRIDGE COUNSELING CENTER
1425 Leimert Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94602