Brave Counseling can help you heal trauma and PTSD.  Trauma Therapists Columbia, MO

Trauma & PTSD Counseling in Columbia, MO

Share your story. Create a new empowering narrative. Heal wounds and free yourself from your past.

Trauma is more complex than ever before to define and describe, but not to those who have suffered. Over the years, trauma research has vastly expanded and shaped the way we help you heal and break free from those deep wounds.

Trauma is a highly stressful event(s), creating extreme stress that overwhelms a person’s ability to cope. Trauma can be one event or chronic repetitive experiences often experienced in childhood. It's anything one MAJOR Event like a natural disaster, crimes, violence or death. It's also ONGOING Experiences such as child abuse, neglect, psychological or emotional abuse, physical or sexual violence, abusive relationships, and everything in between.

If you've experienced any form of trauma, you could be suffering from anxiety, depression, PTSD, eating disorder, substance use or dependence, and much more. Together we will explore your symptoms. You will have a safe calming space to disclose your story and share your trauma history. You will also begin to explore your narrative and begin to rewrite your story, leading to empowerment and freedom. We will identify a plan to move towards healing and growth. You will start learning those tools to heal you cope when you become overwhelmingly trigger by those past events. 

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"According to the National Center for PTSD, 60 percent of men and 50 percent of women have suffered at least one traumatic event in their lifetime.  Of those individuals, 8 percent of men and 20 percent of women will develop post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD."

Therefore, it's safe to say you've probably experienced a very difficult or painful life event. When those events lead you to fear for your life, it can be extremely traumatic. Some examples include a car accident, a natural disaster, a violent relationship, a robbery, a sexual assault, and so on. After experiencing a difficult or painful event, it's common to quickly dismiss these experiences as just a normal part of life. However, these experiences can lead to significant distress to the point we are no longer functioning.

We are here to help to recover from these painful events. 

Understanding PTSD | Signs & Symptoms

This video clip was created by the VA to help bring awareness to the signs and symptoms of PTSD. While the example is focused on a soldier the reality is anyone who has experienced a traumatic event.

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