LGBT Trauma Therapy

Many LGBT addicts and alcoholics have a history of trauma and abuse.  We offer trauma therapy that has been shown to have a huge impact on a person’s recovery.

Understanding LGBT Trauma Therapy

In order for the client to get a better understanding of many of their symptoms, it is important for them to first understand trauma. The client can build a solid foundation for their recovery by learning about family origin of trauma, cumulative stress due to exposure, and the ways in which their symptoms stand in the way of their recovery. Trauma is very common in the LGBT community and we often see that people who have experienced traumatic events subconsciously re-create the same story in every relationship they ever create. We give our clients an amazing opportunity to change this cycle of behavior by giving them insight into how the trauma has impacted their lives.

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Types of LGBT Trauma Therapy

Rapid Reduction Technique (RRT)

This technique is used for people who have suffered highly traumatic events. It is a skill that manages memory in an effort to lessen the intensity, emotional potency, and charge of intrusive memories like flashbacks and nightmares. The primitive brain’s fight, flight, or freeze instinct is what traumatic memories attach themselves to. This causes the brain to re-live the memory and respond like the events are actually happening. Through RRT, the client’s brain is given the chance to re-live the event, process it, reset itself, and find emotional closure. This process actually moves the memory from the primitive brain to a long-term memory with little or no emotional effect if the memory is recalled.

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

CPT is an adaptation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that is often used in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder and similar issues. The constant battle with memories and thoughts is a common symptom of trauma. This technique helps a client understand these traumatic events and gives them new and better ways to handle their thoughts. Clients get a real understanding of why it’s so difficult to recover from trauma by implementing the skills that they learn in practicing this therapy. CPT shows clients that the trauma that they experienced drastically changed the way they view themselves, others and the rest of the world. The way we feel and act are directly affected by the way we think and look at things.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

We offer EMDR for clients who have experienced significant traumatic events in their lives. It is a type of psychotherapy that emphasizes traumatic memories as a cause of psychopathology. EMDR patients are often those whose trauma was severe and unresolved. This technique teaches clients more adaptive coping mechanisms by allowing them to process these distressing memories and reduce their residual effects. An eight phase approach is used that incorporates recalling traumatic images while receiving one of many types of bilateral sensory input like side to side eye movement.

Impact of Trauma, Trauma Bonding, Trauma Responses

Looking at all the ways PTSD can manifest, we help the client learn why they feel the way they do, why they have insomnia, why they have a hard time focusing on things, why they are easily startled, and the countless other symptoms that can show up after traumatic events. Not only do we give them an understanding of their symptoms, but we also offer solutions like grounding techniques, interventions, symptom management, and a variety of other techniques to eliminate or reduce the anxiety associated with PTSD.

Types of Trauma Therapy

Rapid Reduction Technique (RRT)

This technique is used for people who have suffered highly traumatic events. It is a skill that manages memory in an effort to lessen the intensity, emotional potency, and charge of intrusive memories like flashbacks and nightmares. The primitive brain’s fight, flight, or freeze instinct is what traumatic memories attach themselves to. This causes the brain to re-live the memory and respond like the events are actually happening. Through RRT, the client’s brain is given the chance to re-live the event, process it, reset itself, and find emotional closure. This process actually moves the memory from the primitive brain to a long-term memory with little or no emotional effect if the memory is recalled.

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

CPT is an adaptation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that is often used in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder and similar issues. The constant battle with memories and thoughts is a common symptom of trauma. This technique helps a client understand these traumatic events and gives them new and better ways to handle their thoughts. Clients get a real understanding of why it’s so difficult to recover from trauma by implementing the skills that they learn in practicing this therapy. CPT shows clients that the trauma that they experienced drastically changed the way they view themselves, others and the rest of the world. The way we feel and act are directly affected by the way we think and look at things.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

We offer EMDR for clients who have experienced significant traumatic events in their lives. It is a type of psychotherapy that emphasizes traumatic memories as a cause of psychopathology. EMDR patients are often those whose trauma was severe and unresolved. This technique teaches clients more adaptive coping mechanisms by allowing them to process these distressing memories and reduce their residual effects. An eight phase approach is used that incorporates recalling traumatic images while receiving one of many types of bilateral sensory input like side to side eye movement.

Impact of Trauma, Trauma Bonding, Trauma Responses

Looking at all the ways PTSD can manifest, we help the client learn why they feel the way they do, why they have insomnia, why they have a hard time focusing on things, why they are easily startled, and the countless other symptoms that can show up after traumatic events. Not only do we give them an understanding of their symptoms, but we also offer solutions like grounding techniques, interventions, symptom management, and a variety of other techniques to eliminate or reduce the anxiety associated with PTSD.

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