Support and Recovery for Trauma and PTSD

Trauma can happen in many different ways. You might experience trauma related to one horrible event, such as a car accident, violence, assault, or abuse. These types of events leave us with both physical and emotional wounds. Others will experience multiple traumas through their profession, such as law enforcement, military service, or emergency workers. Over time, these painful memories weigh heavily on our minds and rob us of our sense of safety.
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Symptoms of Trauma

While some people regain normalcy after trauma, many are left with the stress and shock of what they went through, also known as post-traumatic stress. Symptoms of trauma include: 

  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks
  • Tension
  • Avoidance
  • Triggering
  • Panic attacks
  • Loss of trust

When these symptoms impact one’s ability to work, love, or play, we call it Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.  Although not every survivor of trauma meets the criteria for PTSD, each can benefit from a chance to heal through psychotherapy. If you or a loved one are a survivor of trauma looking to get help, look no further. We are here for you.

Recovery Is Possible

West Michigan Psychological Services (WMPS) offers therapy for trauma and PTSD for kids and adults of all ages. Our trauma-informed therapy helps you recover as quickly and effectively as possible. We offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) therapy and brainspotting techniques to help you work through the pain of the past.

Much like an improperly healed injury, treatment of trauma often means readdressing the pain and mending things in a healthier way. As this often means thinking about and sharing what happened, we expect things to worsen before they get better. You can rely on the expertise and support of your therapist to help you make your healing journey safely and successfully.

Therapy for Trauma can help you:

  • Process and resolve traumatic memories
  • Reduce sensitivity to triggers
  • Discover new insights about yourself
  • Sleep more effectively and reduce the frequency of nightmares
  • Enhance feelings of self-worth
  • Find freedom and a new sense of purpose

Sometimes, change can be difficult, so having a counselor working alongside you is so important. Give yourself the chance to recover, find a new sense of purpose, and live free from the pain of the past. Get in touch with us today

We offer therapy sessions and psychological assessments in Spanish as well / También ofrecemos sesiones de terapia y evaluaciones psicológicas en español.

Get started with trauma therapy at West Michigan Psychological Services

WMPS is a Michigan-based private practice with offices in Holland, Norton Shores, and Grand Haven, Michigan. Our psychologists and therapists are passionate about helping kids, adults, and families overcome life’s challenges through evidence-based care. Each service is entirely confidential and individually tailored to your needs.