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PTSD Therapy in Toronto, On

Trauma can change how you see the world and yourself, and it may be holding you back from living your life fully.

The aftermath of a traumatic experience may harm an individual's sense of safety, self-esteem, and ability to feel in control of emotions and their relationship with others. Even when the traumatic event is long over, people may feel intense fear, shame, powerlessness, and helplessness.


Trauma can be caused by a variety of events or experiences that are perceived as dangerous, threatening, or overwhelming to an individual. Some common causes of trauma include: 

  • Physical or Sexual Violence

  • Natural Disasters

  • Accidents

  • Medical Trauma

  • War or Combat

  • Childhood Trauma or Neglect

  • Loss or Grief

  • Discrimination or Oppression

  • Work-Related Trauma

  • Vicarious Trauma

  • Relational Trauma

Trauma therapy helps to process the experiences and support you in reclaiming your sense of safety and to rebuild a healthy connection with yourself and others. 

When you're ready, please reach out - you can schedule a free 20-minute consultation call here

Trauma can have many physical, emotional, and psychological effects on individuals.

Here are some common signs of trauma:

1. Intrusive Thoughts: Recurrent, involuntary, and distressing thoughts, memories, or

images related to the traumatic event.

2. Avoidance Behaviors: Efforts to avoid people, places, or situations that may trigger

memories of the traumatic event.

3. Hyperarousal: A state of heightened awareness, fear, or anxiety, including symptoms

such as irritability, difficulty sleeping, or being easily startled.

4. Numbness or Dissociation: Feeling detached or disconnected from one's surroundings,

emotions, or thoughts.

5. Physical Symptoms: Trauma can cause physical symptoms such as headaches, stomachaches, and chronic pain.

6. Substance Abuse or Other Risky Behaviors: Trauma can lead to substance abuse or

other risky behaviors as a way to cope with overwhelming emotions.

7. Depression or Anxiety: Trauma can cause symptoms of depression or anxiety, such as

feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or panic attacks.

8. Relationship Problems: Trauma can impact an individual's ability to form and maintain

healthy relationships.

9. Flashbacks: Vivid, intense, and often distressing memories of the traumatic event that

can feel like the event is happening again.

10. Emotional Reactivity: Strong emotional reactions to situations or events that may

seem unrelated to the original trauma.

It's important to note that not everyone who experiences trauma will exhibit all of these

signs, and the effects of trauma can vary from person to person.


If you're experiencing signs of trauma it's important to seek professional help from a

therapist trained in trauma treatment. Please reach out today!

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