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What We Treat

Trauma can manifest itself in many ways. Mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety are often caused by traumatic experiences, such as abuse, neglect, or violence.

The experienced and empathetic therapists at the Trauma Therapy Center in West Palm Beach specialize in trauma therapy and are experts in helping clients heal and overcome trauma symptoms.


We treat a variety of conditions, including:

We understand that trauma can be difficult to overcome on your own, but we are here to create a safe and supportive space for you to heal. If you are struggling with trauma, please contact us today for trauma therapy near you. We would be honored to help you on your journey to recovery with the help of the latest evidence-based interventions.

Trauma’s Affect on Your Nervous System

The state of our bodies influences our behavior, emotions, and thinking. Trauma affects our physical health significantly. We come into the world wired for connection. With our first breath, we embark on a quest to feel safe in our bodies, in our environments, and our relationships with others. The autonomic nervous system is our personal surveillance system, always on guard, asking the question, “Is this safe?” Its goal is to protect us by sensing safety and risk, listening moment by moment to what is happening in and around our bodies and in the connections we have to others.

Trauma has a significant impact on all areas of life. This impact stems from the reactions that occur in the body after a traumatic event. Trauma activates the fight or flight response in the brain., which is a survival mechanism that prepares the body for threat. When this happens our body becomes flooded with excess adrenaline and cortisol.

Negative effects of adrenaline and cortisol on the brain include:

While this trauma response is useful to help keep us safe in dangerous situations, too much cortisol and adrenaline cause negative physical health side effects, as well.

Some of these side effects to physical health include:

Experienced and competent therapists will utilize the window of tolerance to work with clients when dealing with trauma. The window of tolerance is the optimal range of arousal within which a client can safely work on their trauma. For individuals who have experienced trauma, the window of tolerance is narrowed. Trauma affects the parasympathetic nervous system by causing hyperarousal, hypervigilance, flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, emotional numbness, dissociation, and difficulties with emotional regulation. Therapy aims to widen the window of tolerance by utilizing coping and regulation skills to help clients be more efficient in dealing with distress.

Embrace Healing The Power of Trust in Therapeutic Relationships

“In my experience, the most effective aspect of therapy is the therapeutic relationship. Establishing trust between a client and clinician is the first step to healing.”

In the realm where trauma intersects with our bodies, the path of healing becomes illuminated through trauma therapy. Our best-rated therapists are here to walk this transformative journey alongside you, facilitating the restoration of emotional balance. Embrace the prospect of renewed strength, resilience, and a brighter future.

Page Modified on Dec 12, 2023 by Liz Chelak (Trauma Therapist)

The information on this website is to provide a general information. In no way does any of the information provided reflect a definitive treatment advice. It is important to consult a best in class trauma counselor in WPB regarding ANY questions or issues. A thorough evaluation should ALWAYS be performed for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Be sure to call your local trauma therapist, to schedule a assessment.