Trauma is an emotional response to any circumstance where you felt hopeless and overwhelmed. These experiences exceed your capacity to shape your beliefs, identity, spirituality, and coping. Trauma impacts the way you see yourself, others and the world around you. Not everyone with trauma identifies as having trauma. Individuals commonly seek help with anxiety, depression, trouble sleeping, upsetting memories, mood disorders, relationship challenges, addictions, work/career stress, feeling on edge, fatigue, and/or poor concentration. The symptoms mentioned above are just a few examples of the way our minds and bodies naturally respond to trauma.
Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension and worried thoughts. Other signs may include feeling on-edge, easily fatigued, difficulty concentrating, and irritability. These feelings can make daily life a major challenge. Anxiety can also cause physical symptoms such as headaches, sleep problems, and digestive issues/stomach troubles.
Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Depression affects how you feel, think, and behave. Most people feel sad or depressed at times. When intense sadness last for many days to weeks and impedes on your functioning, professional intervention is recommended.