Trauma Therapy

Helping You Heal From the Inside Out

You Can Work Through Trauma Without Reliving It

When a person experiences a traumatic event that leaves a lasting mark physically, emotionally or psychologically, the effects can be long-lasting. You can suffer from emotional pain, confusion, post-traumatic stress and/or other lingering consequences for an extended duration. The goal of our therapy is for you to recognize what your body is doing without re-traumatizing or revisiting the event. Some types of trauma that people are often dealing with include:

  • Sexual or physical abuse
  • Car accidents
  • Robbery incidents
  • Natural disasters
  • Combat stress and PTSD
  • Sudden loss of a loved one

In Addition, Trauma Can Result From a History Of:

  • Being put down
  • Absent parents
  • Experiencing bullying
  • Constant fighting in the home
  • Parent or sibling who has an addiction

Trauma Symptoms Show Up Over Time As:

  • Hypervigilance (being on guard all of the time)
  • Hyperactivity
  • Exaggerated emotional and startle responses
  • Shame and lack of self worth
  • Difficulty dealing with stress
  • Panic attacks, anxiety, phobias
  • Feeling spaced out
  • Avoidance behaviors
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Change in sexual desire
  • Difficulty getting close to others
  • Excessive shyness
  • Excessive shyness
  • Inability to commit
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Asthma
  • Skin Conditions
  • Digestive problems
  • Feelings of depression or isolation

We Use A Variety of Techniques

Using the latest research in psychology, we approach trauma treatment using a variety of methods. A qualified therapist can help you learn coping skills. Emotional Freedom Technique, Mindfulness, Guided Meditation, Art, & Writing are just some of the approaches. In addition, techniques from Somatic Experiencing (noticing ways your body holds onto trauma) can help you find the balance you’re seeking to regain. Inner healing and understanding can also be reached through meditation and Reiki. We work with families, individuals and couples, including different cultural, religious, and ethnic backgrounds. We do work with the Orthodox Jewish and other faith-based communities. Learn more about our techniques by contacting us today.




10000 Colesville Road,
Silver Spring, MD 20901

sherrie@sunshinecounselingmd.com
(240) 997-1612

Baltimore, MD 21215

Tova@sunshinecounselingmd.com
410-240-2883

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