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Trauma is a distressing event in which a person feels severely threatened emotionally, psychologically, or physically. Many people will experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives, such as 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. For some, the effects of trauma are lasting, causing a person to live with deep emotional pain, anxiety, fear, confusion, depression, or numbness far after the event has passed.
Therapy is the most effective form of treatment for healing from the effects of trauma. Therapy can provide a safe and supportive environment to help people who have experienced trauma make sense of their experiences and feelings, develop plans to stay safe, learn healthy coping skills, and connect with other resources and support.