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  • Effective Therapy for Trauma That Provides Lasting Relief for Individuals in Shreveport, LA

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    Most people will experience trauma in their lifetime, whether it’s a car accident, abuse or neglect, the sudden death of a loved one, a violent criminal act, exposure to the violence of war, or a natural disaster. While many people can recover from trauma over time with the love and support of family and friends, others may discover the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which can cause a person to live with deep emotional pain, fear, and confusion far after the event has passed. In these circumstances, the assistance of an experienced PTSD therapist is fundamental for healing. 

    At Mindful Counseling in Shreveport, Louisiana, we offer virtual and in-person counseling services for individuals who suffer from lasting effects due to a traumatic event. Our specialized therapy for trauma will provide you with a safe, supportive space to explore your feelings and heal from this debilitating mental wound with guidance from a trained mental health professional. With our help, you will discover effective coping mechanisms that will allow you to live your life unimpeded by the chains of trauma. 

    Common Symptoms of Trauma 

    There are four types of trauma symptoms, according to DSM-5: 

    Avoidance Symptoms 

    • Avoiding specific locations, sights, situations, and sounds that serve as reminders of the event 
    • Anxiety, depression, numbness, or guilt 

    Re-experiencing Symptoms 

    • Intrusive thoughts, nightmares, or flashbacks 

    Hyperarousal Symptoms 

    • Anger, irritability, and hypervigilance 
    • Aggressive, reckless behavior, including self-harm 
    • Sleep disturbances 

    Negative Mood and Cognition Symptoms 

    • Loss of interest in activities that were once considered enjoyable 
    • Difficulty remembering details of the distressing event 
    • Change in habits or behavior since the trauma 

    Research has shown that psychotherapy is the most effective form of treatment for trauma, but there are several different types of therapy for trauma. Most commonly, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) are used. At Mindful Counseling, we utilize both, in addition to Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). Therapy sessions will be tailored according to what method will be most effective for you. Our personalized PTSD treatment is the best way to address the symptoms that plague you once and for all. 

    Virtual or In-Person Therapy for Trauma in Shreveport, LA 

    If you are ready to tackle the traumatic memories that are holding you back and regain control of your life, you’ll want the team at Mindful Counseling on your side. We have extensive experience with PTSD and understand the shroud it can throw over your life. Reach out today to learn more about our therapy for trauma and schedule your first session. We serve individuals, couples, and families throughout the Shreveport, LA, area.

    Meet our Therapists that provide therapy for Trauma & PTSD

    Olivia Ferguson, M.S., LPC, NCC, CCTP

    Olivia Ferguson, M.S., LPC, NCC, CCTP

    About Hi, I’m Olivia! I am committed to providing a safe, non-judgmental space for all people of all ages. My goal is to empower my clients to experience growth and help them remember that they are enough.  Therapy Approach  I have focused most of my career in navigating trauma with individuals and families from many […]
    Samantha Powell, MA, PLPC

    Samantha Powell, MA, PLPC

    About Samantha Powell Hi! My name is Samantha Powell, and I am dedicated to helping individuals of all ages including women, children and adolescents! Therapy Approach With years of experience, I strive to bring a fun, interactive, client-based, and empathic approach to counseling. Despite the challenge there is hope to be able to understand how […]