Ready for this? You’ve experienced trauma. But have you attended trauma therapy in Roseville, CA? 

In fact, without even thinking too hard, you can probably list off five events that you wish you’d never gone through – moments in which you can still recall every detail.

The reason we experience trauma is rooted in self-preservation, both physically and as part of a social tribe. That’s why the memory of a public humiliation can hurt as much –  or be just as vivid in our brains – as the time you were riding your bike, and that car came out of nowhere. You can still hear the screeching of tires, feel the impact, and see the sky and treetops as you flew through the air…

Trauma is complex. 

All of us experience it (to varying degrees) in childhood, and as children, we do our best to understand and process it. But many of the ways in which we choose to do so lead to further trauma in our adult lives. 

Why Trauma Therapy in Roseville, California can help.

Children are not equipped with a wise understanding of the world, and usually when things happen that are way outside the realm of a child’s control, they interpret it as their fault. If they were good, their parents wouldn’t have divorced. It’s their fault the other kids tease them; it’s because there’s something wrong with them.

The clinical definition of trauma is “The response to a deeply distressing or disturbing event that overwhelms an individual’s ability to cope, causes feelings of helplessness, diminishes their sense of self and their ability to feel a full range of emotions and experiences.”

Here’s the kicker: what’s distressing and disturbing (and the ability to process it) differs from person to person. 

The goal is to not allow trauma to define us. Not let buried trauma continue to limit us or keep us from realizing our full potential.

So, how is this achieved? First, we must recognize the trauma and be honest with ourselves about how it impacted us.

This means lowering our defenses. Being vulnerable. 

How Trauma Therapy in Roseville, CA teaches you to be Vulnerable.

Being forgiving of the way we chose to cope as kids, but understanding the limitations and how those methods don’t serve us. Deciding instead to swap those beliefs for new healthier ones, ones that are rooted in reality. 

The best way to do this is through therapy. If you’re looking for trauma therapy in Roseville, CA, we provide in-person or virtual sessions, whichever is most convenient. 

Trauma is not meant to be worked through alone. It’s not something you should just “get over.” It’s nothing to be ashamed of or compared to others and their traumatic experiences. 

The danger of not dealing with trauma is how it can affect the rest of your life. It can keep you small, worried, and anxious. It can lead to addiction and other destructive patterns. 

Trying to work against some of the biological ways we’ve been programmed to survive is tricky. Safety is important, but compared to the world our ancestors lived in, modern-day life is easier. At least when it comes to food, which we have in abundance, and predators, which we don’t.

Through therapy, you will have a clearer understanding of the traumatic response. You will learn to unravel your own trauma, loosen the hold it has over you, and live a life unencumbered by the negative experiences you’ve had. 

At the Relationship Therapy Center, we work with people who have experienced all sorts of trauma. Take the first step in reclaiming your life, and give us a call and start Trauma Therapy in Roseville, California.

Begin In-Person or Online Trauma Therapy in Roseville, CA

Are you ready to find peace and healing after trauma? We are here to support you and provide high-quality, evidence-based trauma treatment to people in the Sacramento Area and online for people living in California. To begin trauma therapy in Fair Oaks, CA, or Roseville, CA, please follow these steps:

Other Services offered at The Relationship Therapy Center in California:

In addition to trauma therapy, Our Sacramento area counseling clinics located in Roseville and Fair Oaks, CA are pleased to offer a variety of mental health services. Our couples services include: Couples Counseling, Counseling after infidelity, sex therapy, co-parent counseling, family therapy, divorce counseling, intensive couples retreats, and premarital counseling. Our individual therapy services include anxiety treatment, therapy for children, teen therapy, depression treatment, codependency counseling and individual relationship counseling. Our therapists offer online counseling in California to treat a variety of mental health concerns. Please reach out to our Sacramento area therapy office to learn more about the many ways we can help you or your loved ones.