Trauma Treatment Center in St. George, UT

 Am I Experiencing PTSD? 

It’s not something you think about all the time, but the way you were hurt and the bad things that have happened keep sneaking into your life. Maybe the trauma was abuse or a violent relationship. Sometimes the hurt wasn’t aimed at you, but you heard it or saw it happen to others. It may have been a total accident. But now the pain of it is showing up and you can’t make it go away. 

Your nerves feel shot and it’s difficult to concentrate through the anxiety. Sometimes when you feel overwhelmed your body freezes up or starts going so fast that your heart pounds in your chest.. Worse is when memories float up that you can’t clear from your mind, especially at night. 

You wish you weren’t so reactive around your kids and your partner but it’s like you can’t help yourself. The guilt and shame of lashing out at them only adds to the struggle and you can feel yourself pulling away. Your friends are so wonderful but there just doesn’t seem to be a good time or place to talk about the past and the pain you are feeling now. Days are filled with wanting to just “get over it.”


What Is Trauma? 

There are many different kinds of trauma and abuse. First and foremost, understand that trauma is an event, series of events, or set of circumstances that you experienced as physically or emotionally harmful or life threatening and that has lasting adverse effects on you.  PTSD,  past abuse or trauma may be affecting your: 

  • Mental clarity and ability to focus
  • Physical body with aches / pains
  • Ability to relax (increased nervousness and restlessness)
  • Ability to regulate your senses (sensitivity to sound, touch and more)
  • Social, romantic and sexual relationships (difficulty trusting, feeling vulnerable, etc)
  • Emotional stability (feelings of anxiety, panic, moodiness, anger)
  • Spiritual well-being and your ability feel safe and hopeful.

 

 

What Is Emotional Trauma? 

At Guided Wellness Counseling we know that not all trauma can be seen. Emotional trauma is far more common than we realize and deeply impactful. Emotional trauma is the result of events or experiences that leave us feeling deeply unsafe and often helpless. Experiences such as chronic abuse, bullying and teasing, manipulation, discrimination, shaming or humiliation, threatening and neglect all fall under the the blanket term emotional abuse and trauma. 

If you often feel unsafe (despite being in safe surroundings), afraid or anxious you may be experiencing the effects of the emotional abuse you survived. You might also be experiencing other physical symptoms as well, such as chronic insomnia, nightmares, and other health issues.


WHAT DOES TRAUMA THERAPY DO? 

For most people, the goal of trauma therapy is two fold. Whether you are recovering from emotional trauma, betrayal trauma, sexual abuse or any other traumatic event our first goal is to make sure you are getting through the day! We want you to cope well with triggers and upsets, feeling calm and clear. That means having an arsenal of resources for self care including breathing techniques, communication skills, relaxation skills, DBT tools (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and more. We can connect you with scripts to help you talk to your loved ones and apps to help you sleep. We’ll explore the boundaries you need to set to take care of yourself in this process of healing and for your relationships in general.

We also want to make sure we deal with the abuse or trauma itself. The object is not to dwell, wallow or throw a pity party. Quite the opposite in fact! The reason to address your story is because it’s imperative that you have a voice in what happened. You get to tell your side, on your timeline and acknowledge your pain in real time. We are putting you in the driver’s seat, with the safety and security of a professional who genuinely cares at your side. No judgment. No shaming.  Just recovery,  as best we can – one step at a time.


PTSD THERAPISTS AND TRAUMA COUNSELORS IN ST. GEORGE, UT 

We help women make sense of and move past their trauma. They learn to transform difficult emotions and clear the tension and stress from their bodies. Using EMDR therapy and other trauma therapy methods we work step by step through the intensity of the experience then and now.

Sessions at Guided Wellness Counseling feel predictable, organized and safe. We remove the confusion that comes with the fact that this ‘bad thing’ that happened to you – it never should have happened. Because you were meant to be well. To be healthy. And we are going to get through it together.

Click the button below to schedule your free 15 minute phone consultation. We will answer any questions you have about counseling and we’ll explore if it’s right for you. Together we’ll create a plan for getting started. Let’s put your past where it belongs. In the past. It’s time to move forward and you don’t have to do it alone.

 Am I Experiencing PTSD? 

It’s not something you think about all the time, but the way you were hurt and the bad things that have happened keep sneaking into your life. Maybe the trauma was abuse or a violent relationship. Sometimes the hurt wasn’t aimed at you, but you heard it or saw it happen to others. It may have been a total accident. But now the pain of it is showing up and you can’t make it go away. 

Your nerves feel shot and it’s difficult to concentrate through the anxiety. Sometimes when you feel overwhelmed your body freezes up or starts going so fast that your heart pounds in your chest.. Worse is when memories float up that you can’t clear from your mind, especially at night. 

You wish you weren’t so reactive around your kids and your partner but it’s like you can’t help yourself. The guilt and shame of lashing out at them only adds to the struggle and you can feel yourself pulling away. Your friends are so wonderful but there just doesn’t seem to be a good time or place to talk about the past and the pain you are feeling now. Days are filled with wanting to just “get over it.”


What Is Trauma? 

There are many different kinds of trauma and abuse. First and foremost, understand that trauma is an event, series of events, or set of circumstances that you experienced as physically or emotionally harmful or life threatening and that has lasting adverse effects on you.  PTSD,  past abuse or trauma may be affecting your: 

  • Mental clarity and ability to focus
  • Physical body with aches / pains, nervousness, restlessness and sensitivity to sound, touch and more
  • Social, Romantic and Sexual relationships (e.g. difficulty trusting, feeling vulnerable, etc) ● Emotional stability (e.g. feelings of anxiety, panic, moodiness, anger)

● Spiritual well-being and your ability feel safe and hopeful.  

 

 

What Is Emotional Trauma? 

At Guided Wellness Counseling we know that not all trauma can be seen. Emotional trauma is far more common than we realize and deeply impactful. Emotional trauma is the result of events or experiences that leave us feeling deeply unsafe and often helpless. Experiences such as chronic abuse, bullying and teasing, manipulation, discrimination, shaming or humiliation, threatening and neglect all fall under the the blanket term emotional abuse and trauma. 

If you often feel unsafe (despite being in safe surroundings), afraid or anxious you may be experiencing the effects of the emotional abuse you survived. You might also be experiencing other physical symptoms as well, such as chronic insomnia, nightmares, and other health issues.


WHAT DOES TRAUMA THERAPY DO? 

For most people, the goal of trauma therapy is two fold. Whether you are recovering from emotional trauma, betrayal trauma, sexual abuse or any other traumatic event our first goal is to make sure you are getting through the day! We want you to cope well with triggers and upsets, feeling calm and clear. That means having an arsenal of resources for self care including breathing techniques, communication skills, relaxation skills, DBT tools (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and more. We can connect you with scripts to help you talk to your loved ones and apps to help you sleep. We’ll explore the boundaries you need to set to take care of yourself in this process of healing and for your relationships in general.

We also want to make sure we deal with the abuse or trauma itself. The object is not to dwell, wallow or throw a pity party. Quite the opposite in fact! The reason to address your story is because it’s imperative that you have a voice in what happened. You get to tell your side, on your timeline and acknowledge your pain in real time. We are putting you in the driver’s seat, with the safety and security of a professional who genuinely cares at your side. No judgment. No shaming.  Just recovery,  as best we can – one step at a time.


PTSD THERAPISTS AND TRAUMA COUNSELORS IN ST. GEORGE, UT 

We help women make sense of and move past their trauma. They learn to transform difficult emotions and clear the tension and stress from their bodies. Using EMDR therapy and other trauma therapy methods we work step by step through the intensity of the experience then and now.

Sessions at Guided Wellness Counseling feel predictable, organized and safe. We remove the confusion that comes with the fact that this ‘bad thing’ that happened to you – it never should have happened. Because you were meant to be well. To be healthy. And we are going to get through it together.

Click the button below to schedule your free 15 minute phone consultation. We will answer any questions you have about counseling and we’ll explore if it’s right for you. Together we’ll create a plan for getting started. Let’s put your past where it belongs. In the past. It’s time to move forward and you don’t have to do it alone.

Guided Wellness Counseling

Healing Depression, Anxiety and Trauma in

St. George and all of Southern Utah.

EMDR Therapy and EMDR Consultation Services.

561 East Tabernacle St. St. George UT 84770