Communion Counseling & Wellness

Trauma Counseling in Allen, TX

Specialized Trauma Therapists in the Allen, TX, Area

When faced with stressful, frightening, and harmful situations–especially repeated exposure–you develop defense mechanisms to cope.

This is your mind’s attempt to protect you from future harm.

Trauma and PTSD happen when those defense mechanisms take over when you aren’t exposed to those situations and, instead, relive them again and again.

Trauma is unique to the individual suffering from it, often requiring a complex diagnosis and treatment plan.

The specialized trauma counselors at Communion Wellness employ advanced therapeutic strategies to help you process your trauma and move forward.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder treatment.

If you would like to learn more about trauma, click above to view this short, informative video.

The Common Symptoms of PTSD Include…

  • Reliving Your Trauma

    Often called “Flashbacks,” individuals who suffer from PTSD or cPTSD often relive the traumatic events in their life. These can include intrusive thoughts, nightmares, simple reminders of the trauma. They’re often accompanied by physical signs of distress.

  • Feelings of Anxiety

    These feelings can manifest as Generalized Anxiety Disorder. They often surround reminders of the traumatic event and can include anxiety, edginess, hypervigilance, irritability, and more. PTSD is often comorbid with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and it requires an experienced therapist to diagnose both.

  • Avoiding Your Trauma

    Individuals who suffer from PTSD often go to great lengths to avoid thinking about their trauma. These can include addictions to drugs, alcohol, work, sex, and other activities. They also may have trouble developing affection towards others or engaging in activities related to their trauma.

  • Difficult Feelings

    Individuals suffering from PTSD often hold difficult beliefs and feelings. They find it difficult to trust others. They may believe they are only safe in certain places. They may avoid certain types of people. These feelings can make them navigate their life differently than they might otherwise.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy in Allen, TX

EMDR therapy is a relatively new addition to the therapeutic methods available to counselors treating trauma, PTSD, and cPTSD.

EMDR was developed specifically to treat PTSD, and its goal is to help individuals suffering with PTSD to reprocess the events that traumatized them. With successful treatment, individuals will learn how to change the emotions they feel about the events that traumatized them.

Communion Wellness includes EMDR therapists for Allen, TX, individuals suffering from trauma.

EMDR is an innovative therapeutic technique that a lot of individuals have had success with. If you’re curious about eye movement desensitization therapy in Allen, TX, reach out to Communion Wellness today.

Somatic Experiencing Therapy in Allen, TX

Somatic Experiencing (SE) is another recently devised therapeutic method designed to help individuals with PTSD and other trauma.

During traumatic events and post-traumatic episodes, individuals often disconnect or dissociate from themselves. SE focuses on helping individuals “reconnect” with their bodies and themselves, ultimately helping them process those vents and heal from them.

The Somatic Experiencing therapists at Communion Wellness use SE to treat trauma, PTSD, and a variety of other dissociative disorders.

If you believe you may benefit from SE therapy, contact the Allen, TX, therapists at Communion Wellness to schedule a consultation to determine if it’s right for your needs.


Schedule In-Person or Online Couples Counseling in the Allen, TX, Area

Communion Wellness offers in-person therapy and counseling at our Allen, TX, offices.

But we know that can be difficult for some people. That’s why we’re also available to meet and conduct therapy sessions online.

If you’re considering marriage counseling but feel like you don’t have the time, contact Communion Wellness to talk about online counseling.