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Identifying the Symptoms of Trauma

Identifying the Symptoms of Trauma

As mental health experts, we at Breaking Barriers Wellness & Counseling, your trusted provider of mental health care in North Carolina, would like to inform you that there is no right or wrong, proper or improper way to reacting, responding, thinking, and feeling about your traumatic experience.

That said, there are symptoms common to every experience that a mental health counselor, such as our African-American therapist can help you manage.

Emotionally and psychologically, you can experience everything from:

  • Shock, disbelief, and denial
  • Anxiety and fear
  • Mood swings, irritability, and anger
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Confusion, feeling disconnected or numb, and ultimately, withdrawing from others

Physically, you can experience:

  • Fatigue
  • Feeling agitated and on-edge
  • Aches, muscle tension, and pains
  • Insomnia and/or nightmares
  • Being startled easily and racing heartbeat

Suffering from trauma is not easy. Depending on the approach used and the type of trauma addressed, you would have to delve back into your traumatic experience and confront the memories you’ve hidden away to resolve them, which can potentially re-traumatize you.

As we strive to help you manage the symptoms of trauma, we offer an accessible and reliable mental health service in Raleigh, North Carolina for you. Rest assured, we will use evidence-based strategies to address the symptoms and work on your issues, allowing you to recover and heal at your own pace.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at your convenience.

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