Trauma Counseling

Heal your trauma and thrive.

"I've tried everything, and nothing has worked!"

This is one of the most frequent statements we hear from clients early on. Often, this means that sincere and well-meaning attempts to change or manage the problem have failed.

Whether it's reading the newest book, attending the latest conference, or going to a string of counselors, by the time people discover intensive counseling they are desperate for hope. But there is good news.

At Restoring the Soul we've discovered again and again that the reason why "nothing has worked" is because of unprocessed and unaddressed trauma. But never before in the world of behavioral science has there been such a clear understanding of trauma and its impact on the human brain and body.

Of course, no two stories are the same, so no two people find healing in the same way. But no matter the depth or complexity of your trauma, you will clarify the nature of the problem, learn exactly what to do about it, and begin to experience the hope that comes from finding the help you need.

Our therapists understand how trauma impacts the brain and body and are trained to address a continuum of trauma.

Trauma can be defined as any life experience that is emotionally painful, distressing, or shocking, resulting in lasting mental and physical effects. It is essentially a normal response to a distressing event or series of events. However, living with trauma is anything but normal.

When multiple attempts have failed to successfully address an issue, we’ve found that trauma is often the root that needs to be addressed. Common presenting issues where trauma is the underlying issue can include the following:

  • Marital conflict where partners trigger or react to one another 
  • Sexual difficulties and difficulties with physical intimacy
  • Pornography and sexual addictions
  • Behavioral addictions and compulsions such as workaholism, gambling, shopping, perfectionism, online/digital addictions, and codependency
  • Eating disorders, compulsive eating, or other body-related issues
  • Anxiety, panic, phobic issues, sleep issues
  • Depression, mood swings, bipolar issues
  • Chronic pain, stress-related physical symptoms, somatic concerns

Intensive counseling can be an ideal environment for healing trauma and deep wounding.

Through daily sessions that build upon one another you will:

  • experience grace and kindness in a safe and caring environment as you tell your story.
  • understand the true impact of your story on your body, mind, emotions, will, and spiritual self.
  • connect the impact of trauma to present relational and behavioral struggles.
  • discover the maladaptive impact of strategies which helped you survive the trauma
  • develop a toolbox full of skills and practices to empower you well beyond your intensive.
  • practice skills to regulate emotional and physiological distress.
  • experience powerful healing through EMDR, somatic practices, and other healing components.

Is intensive counseling your next step?