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Trauma Therapy

What is Trauma?

Trauma is a deeply distressing or disturbing experience that overwhelms an individual's ability to cope, leaving lasting emotional, psychological, and sometimes physical effects. It can result from a single event or a series of events that exceed a person's capacity to manage the emotions involved. Trauma may stem from various sources, such as accidents, abuse, loss, or exposure to violence, and it often interferes with a person's sense of safety and well-being. Recognizing and addressing trauma is crucial for emotional healing, and therapy provides a supportive space to explore and process these experiences, fostering resilience and recovery.

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Emotional & Psychological Trauma

How to know if you are experiencing symptoms of trauma.
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Trauma is a deeply personal experience, and its effects manifest in diverse ways among individuals. Not everyone responds to trauma in the same way, as the impact can be influenced by various factors such as personal resilience, support systems, and coping mechanisms. Nevertheless, individuals who have undergone emotional and psychological trauma may exhibit common side effects, including heightened anxiety, depression, flashbacks, and difficulty establishing trust.

At Will Therapy Services, our therapists are extensively trained to recognize these symptoms and understand each client's unique needs. Our approach is committed to providing tailored support through various therapeutic modalities, ensuring that individuals receive the care that best suits their specific circumstances. By employing a diverse range of therapeutic techniques, our team at Will Therapy Services strives to create a safe and compassionate space for clients to navigate the complexities of their trauma and embark on a path toward healing and resilience.

Anxious Thoughts

Trauma can trigger anxiety by disrupting the sense of safety and security, resulting in persistent feelings of fear.

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Feelings of Distrust

Individuals may struggle to establish and maintain trusting relationships with peers, family, and friends.

Emotional Dysregulation
Emotional Dysregulation

Trauma can induce emotional dysregulation, disrupting the ability to manage and express emotions appropriately.


Trauma can often trigger flashbacks, compelling individuals to vividly re-experience distressing events.


Trauma can lead to emotional numbness, dulling the usual range of emotional responses as a coping mechanism.

Sleep Disruptions
Sleep Disruptions

Trauma can contribute to sleep disruptions, manifesting as difficulties falling asleep, or frequent awakenings.

Therapeutic Approaches For Trauma


Brainspotting is a therapeutic approach that involves identifying and processing specific eye positions, or "brainspots," to access and release traumatic experiences stored in the brain, facilitating healing and emotional resolution.

Brainspotting & Trauma
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

DBT is a focused approach blending cognitive-behavioural techniques with mindfulness. It equips individuals with skills to manage intense emotions, improve relationships, and enhance overall emotional well-being.

Feelings of Distrust
Emotional Dysregulation
Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a therapeutic approach that has proven effective in addressing trauma by delving into the intricate landscape of the mind. In IFS, trauma is viewed through the lens of fragmented internal parts, each representing distinct emotions, memories, or protective mechanisms.

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