Introspective Counseling
24445 Northwestern Hwy. Suite 220
Southfield, MI 48075
(248) 242-5545

Introspective Counseling 24445 Northwestern Hwy Suite 220, Southfield, MI 48075   (248) 242-5545

PTSD Treatment & Trauma Therapy

You’re tired of reliving the same memories over and over again

Perhaps you're unsure where they even came from

Maybe your'e even experiencing anxiety or depression after leaving a toxic relationship

Perhaps your family is struggling because you're struggling financially and this is a huge stressor on everyone

Look, we get it. Trauma doesn’t just happen in veterans, we all experience trauma in some capacity. This could be because of an injury, the loss of a loved one, abuse, or racial oppression. However, when we do not address it, that is when it can begin to affect our overall well-being. Pushing down our feelings and not addressing them is when anxiety, depression, people-pleasing, and the feeling that you’re wearing a mask come up. When trauma symptoms get too bad, it can feel like the smallest tasks are impossible and even trying to leave your house drains your energy.

At Introspective Counseling, our trauma therapists have worked with all kinds of trauma, and we can help you too! 

Trauma Shows up in Many Forms

Trauma is not just experienced by those who have been in combat or have suffered from abuse. Everyone has had trauma in some capacity. Here are some reasons we commonly see individuals for trauma therapy:

  • You’re a survivor of a narcissistic parent
  • Childhood/complex trauma
  • Dealing with previous emotional abuse
  • Unresolved trauma ( suicide, murder, addictions of family)
  • You’re a trauma survivor of parents with addictions
  • You or someone you know has experienced incarceration
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • You’re dealing with the loss of a relationship or leaving a toxic one.
  • Dealing with the effects of poverty
  • Trauma from exposure to violence
  • Physical abuse
  • Racial trauma

If you find that trauma is overtaking your peace, and you are dealing with depression, anxiety, perfectionism, or grief, as a result, talk with one of our trauma therapists who may be able to help you shed light on your situation.

Sometimes, we get stuck in our circumstances for so long that we forget that there is hope to move forward. Often we get down and our mental health suffers. This can lead to anxiety or depression. 

Perhaps, you have been dealing with a toxic relationship and you’re ready to heal and move forward, or you are or have been dealing with poverty. The fear of not having security, struggling to maintain relationships, and having to move consistently is just an added stressor. Perhaps, you may have a fear of going back into poverty, so you’re stuck overworking yourself and experiencing the shame and guilt associated with not being able to make enough to get above the poverty level.

Additionally, you may be a person of color who is dealing with sexual and racial trauma due to expectations growing up and feeling ashamed and rejected for being different by those around you. Maybe, you have even experienced a heavy amount of trauma from discrimination as a black person or as someone in the LGBTQIA community. This may have led to years of people-pleasing, perfectionism, the need for external validation, and an overall lack of authenticity.

Trust me, we get it. Trauma takes on many forms and shows up at different points in life. It can be hard to see a way to move forward when this is all you have known. If you’re struggling with getting your mental health in order, know that asking for help is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s a sign of strength. Our trauma therapists are here to help and we have worked with many people who have similar stories. We are prepared to meet you where you are and walk alongside you as you learn to heal and grow.

You May Be Wondering, How Can PTSD Treatment and Trauma Therapy Help Me?

The Introspective Counseling Approach to PTSD Treatment and Trauma Therapy in Detroit, MI

At our in-person and online therapy practice, we offer many approaches to PTSD treatment and trauma therapy. We know that perfectionism and childhood trauma, anxiety and trauma, and depression and trauma may be playing a role in your mental health. Usually, when people are experiencing a past or current trauma, we expect to see secondary mental health effects as a result.

Our goal is to get to the root of the issue and understand what came first so we can treat you appropriately. We may draw from modalities like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Brainspotting, or Mindfulness. The goal is to create a treatment plan that allows you to know where to go next. Additionally, we offer trauma therapy for women and men. So if you’re looking for support from a therapist who can understand your unique perspective and experiences, know that we provide a safe space for you.

The goal in therapy in Detroit, MI isn’t to make you get over your trauma in order to forget it. The purpose is to help you find a way forward. Oftentimes trauma leaves us stuck in a never-ending cycle. You’re running a marathon, but never getting anywhere. This is exhausting and leaves you in a worse mental state than you began. We know that you’re still looking to hold onto hope for change, life, and to achieve your goals. In fact, we want you to lean into these feelings and experience them, not numb them and ignore them. We are emotional beings for a reason and we should not limit what we feel. This process isn’t easy, but we promise it is worth it. When you’re ready to take that next step, our trauma therapists will work with you.

Asking for help when you’re dealing with trauma isn’t easy. Sometimes, we don’t understand what is going on. What matters is that we take the step to say “hey, something isn’t right”. Our trauma therapists, at our Detroit, MI counseling practice know that healing from this takes time. That is why we specialize in working with women and couples. Our goal is to work with you in therapy to reach your goals. You are valid and so are your experiences. To start your counseling journey, follow these simple steps: 

  1. Contact Introspective Counseling  
  2. Meet with one of our skilled trauma therapists!
  3. Begin living life on your terms again!

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