Mental Health Services located in Jacksonville, FL

Trauma services offered in Jacksonville, FL

Traumas ranging from abuse and severe physical injuries to surviving a fire or terrorist attack can leave lasting scars on your mind. If you’re struggling to overcome trauma of any kind, contact Heath Counseling and Consultation Services in Jacksonville, Florida. Their highly skilled team offers expert trauma counseling to help you move on and reclaim your life. To find out how trauma therapy could help you, call the office today or book an in-person or telehealth appointment online.


What is trauma?

Trauma describes any experience or event that causes physical and psychological damage. These traumatic events are often life-threatening, emotionally disturbing, and cause lasting harm. Common traumatic experiences that the Heath Counseling and Consultation Services team treats include:

  • Emotional abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Death of a loved one
  • Life-changing injuries
  • Childhood neglect
  • Racism and discrimination
  • Violent personal attacks
  • Natural disasters
  • Air and rail crashes
  • Terrorist attacks
  • Being in a war zone

Not everyone who suffers trauma experiences psychological harm. However, if your brain’s unable to process the experience and move on, problems like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can arise. The trauma specialists at Heath Counseling and Consultation Services offer compassionate therapy that helps you overcome problems like PTSD.

The team specializes in women’s issues that develop in the formative years and persist into adulthood. These problems are often a unique consequence of mishandling experienced in past relationships. Heath Counseling and Consultation Services helps women with ongoing unresolved issues with their mothers.

Why does trauma affect my mental health?

Experiencing trauma can alter your brain’s structure and function, leading to mental health problems.

Following extreme trauma, neurons in your brain start to die. Neurons are brain cells that communicate information to other cells, such as your nerves, glands, and muscles, through synapses (connections between the neurons).

After several days, new neurons and synapses should replace the dead ones; if they don’t, you could find it hard to overcome your trauma.

The first few weeks after trauma are crucial for the healing process. Trauma therapy during this period helps boost the healing process and prevent trauma from causing long-term damage.

What therapy can help with trauma?

Several kinds of therapy can help you overcome trauma. You might benefit from individual psychotherapy, where you explore the reasons for your disorder and get help processing them.

Another helpful technique is trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which helps you understand your emotional, social, and physical responses to trauma. Your trauma-focused CBT therapist shows you how to change your reactions to specific triggers so you regain control of your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.

If you suffer a trauma, get the help you need at Heath Counseling and Consultation Services. Call the office or book an appointment online today.