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Crime Trauma Therapy

Welcome to the Trauma Therapy Center, your haven for comprehensive crime victims' therapy. Our skilled practitioners specialize in evidence-based approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT), all tailored to the unique needs of those affected by traumatic events.

Whether you’re seeking help for PTSD following an armed robbery or navigating the aftermath of a home invasion, our therapists are equipped with the latest researched trauma therapy interventions to guide you towards healing. Reclaim control over your life, conquer anxiety and depression, and rediscover emotional equilibrium with the dedicated team at the Trauma Therapy Center. Choose experienced trauma therapists who understand your journey and offer effective tools for your recovery. Embark on your healing journey today.

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How Do You Help Someone Who Is a Victim of Crime?

Experiencing or witnessing a crime can be a complex and traumatizing experience. All different types of reactions are normal. Crime victims may experience any range of PTSD symptoms from extreme to none at all.

If someone you know has experienced a crime, there are several ways you can help them including:

There are many things you can do to help a loved one who has recently experienced a traumatic event. Everyone is different. So the best thing is to ask them what they need. At times they may want help, or advice, just to listen, or sometimes to just sit in silence. 

Can You Get PTSD From a Robbery?

PTSD can occur after any traumatic event. A trauma is a memory attached to a highly charged negative emotion. Different reactions are normal. For some people, a robbery can be a highly traumatic event, while others may be able to cope and move forward more quickly.

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.”

How Do You Get Over PTSD From Robbery?

Getting over PTSD from a robbery can be difficult if you don’t feel safe. The first step in Liz Chelak, MSW, CCTSI, CRPS trauma therapy curriculum to treat PTSD is somatic regulation. One of our therapists will walk you through the process of learning and utilizing tools to help you regulate your emotions. Next, you and your therapist will decide which intervention is best for your case. You can choose which trauma therapy intervention is best for you with the guidance of your therapist.   

What Is the Psychological Impact of Being Robbed?

Psychological effects of being robbed may include:

Everyone reacts to trauma differently. If you experience any of these or other trauma symptoms, speak to a counselor to help you develop healthy coping mechanisms and begin enjoying your life again.

What Are the Long-Term Effects of Home Invasion?

Some long-term effects of a home invasion include:

If you experienced a home invasion, remember you are not alone in healing. Contact one of our therapists today.

How Do You Deal With Anxiety After a Home Invasion?

It is completely normal to feel anxious after a home invasion. Your therapist will work with you to decrease your anxiety. Different techniques work for different people. Your therapist can give you options such as somatic regulation, relaxation techniques, cognitive restructuring, or trauma therapy interventions.

How to Find a Good Psychologist for Crime Victim Treatment?

A good psychologist or therapist for crime victims would specialize in trauma therapy. Look for someone experienced in working with clients who have simple or complex trauma. A good trauma therapist is someone with whom you feel comfortable to share your thoughts and feelings. Your therapist should be able to give you several options to cope with your traumatic experience.

Supporting crime victims requires empathy and active listening, recognizing diverse reactions to events like armed robbery or home invasion. Our trauma therapy in West Palm Beach, emphasizing somatic regulation, is pivotal in treating PTSD from such incidents. When seeking a counselor for crime victim treatment, prioritize expertise in trauma therapy and a comfortable, open communication environment. Contact us today to schedule crime victim therapy. 

Page Modified on Mar 3, 2024 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.