Clients seeking therapy for psychological trauma can feel safe knowing CCC’s trauma-informed treatment providers have received specialized training to work specifically with the unique symptoms and struggles of those suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD).
CCC’s trauma specialists will help you:
The most commonly used treatment modalities for those who’ve experienced trauma are Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as well as Exposure Therapy. Our trauma experts develop an approach and tailor their techniques to your specific needs, experience and concerns. They can call upon various methods aimed at achieving increased coping skills, gaining insight, reaffirming internal strength and resiliency and breaking free of harmful negative patterns which block your state of well-being.
Through the therapeutic process, your therapist will help you develop a trauma narrative that organizes your thoughts and allows you to learn how to express your feelings appropriately. You will learn to identify the defense mechanisms you use to protect yourself from feelings of distress. Should you choose, the use of EMDR has the goal of helping people process traumatic experiences in healthier ways as it assumes that the mind is constantly moving towards mental health unless something blocks that flow. The goal of EMDR is to remove that blockage. Click here to learn more.
Simply put, your CCC therapist will draw upon their evidence-based techniques and training to help you feel safe while you face the trauma, change the way you think and feel about it which will ultimately help you heal and recover. Recovery looks different for everyone. Our trauma team defines recovery as the ability to live in the present without being overwhelmed by the thoughts and feelings of the past.
The guiding principles of trauma recovery are the restoration of safety and empowerment. Through the treatment process, the trauma no longer has a defining place in your life. It becomes integrated into your life story, but it is not the only story that defines you.
It is important to be gentle, patient and compassionate with yourself, as well as finding a therapist who will be gentle, patient and compassionate with you as you move through the healing process. CCC’s caring, dedicated and highly skilled trauma specialists hope to be your guide through your healing recovery.
Clinical Care Consultants specialize in and offer a range of counseling, behavioral health, addiction and psychological services to fit your needs. CCC provides counseling / psychotherapy from a variety of disciplines, theoretical orientations, and styles. Each of our clinicians, who average 19 years in the field, specialize in several counseling modalities, client populations, and problem types, including individual counseling, marriage / marital counseling, couples counseling, and group therapy. Clinical Care Consultants is proud of its diversity, clinical depth, and broad range of services in therapy and counseling. We are conveniently located with offices in both Arlington Heights and Inverness to serve the surrounding communities.