Signs That You Might Benefit From Trauma Counseling
If your job involves dealing with trauma, or you've been in traumatic situations at work, it can be tough to move forward. If you're struggling with trauma response, you're not alone. You may think that because you haven't been diagnosed with PTSD, trauma hasn't affected you, but this isn't necessarily true.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, trauma counseling may be a good fit for you.
You struggle with anxiety, and you find that you constantly need something to worry about in order to feel normal.
You deal with dreams of traumatic events.
You feel extremely uncomfortable when someone asks you about a traumatic event that happened at work.
You feel the need to constantly be ready for conflict, even when you're in a safe environment.
You find that your alcohol or drug use has increased following your traumatic event.
If you're searching for first responder, active or veteran counseling services, it can be hard to know where to turn when you're struggling. You may feel like you don't deserve to get help because others have seen more traumatic situations than you have, or that you should be able to handle the stresses of your job on your own. Trauma affects everyone differently, and trauma counseling can be effective for anyone who has seen or experienced any level of trauma. If your trauma is affecting your life, you're doing the right thing by reaching out and getting help. At Forge Counseling Collective, we're here to provide you with first responder, active or veteran counseling services so that you can work through the tough situations you've encountered and can begin the healing process. Reach out to us today to set up your first trauma counseling appointment.