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Water's Edge Counseling & Healing Center

Specialized Treatment of Trauma


Specialized Treatment

What is Trauma?

Trauma is the result of an event or events that are so powerful that the person experiencing them feels a threat to their physical or psychological well-being.  Trauma can be caused by a single incident (crime, accidents, surgery, etc) or by repetitive experiences (abuse, neglect, etc).  Trauma is defined by the impact the event has on the individual's daily living experience, not by the event itself.

Questions to Ask

  • Have you been bothered by unwanted memories, nightmares or reminders of a particular event?
  • Do you make an effort to avoid thinking or talking about a threatening event?
  • Are you avoiding things (people, places, sounds etc.) that remind you of the event?
  • Do you have difficulty relaxing or staying calm?
  • Is there a decrease in your ability to enjoy activities you once loved?
  • Do you keep your distance from people?  Are you feeling socially detached or struggling to make connection with others?
  • Are you constantly feeling on guard, watchful or easily startled?
  • Do you often feel numb and are you losing a sense of your former self?
  • Have you ever felt like you were back in the threatening event and responded accordingly?
  • Since the event do you experience anger, horror, rage or shame more frequently?
  • Do you ever lose time?

Did you answer "Yes"?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are encouraged to schedule an appointment with a mental health provider who specializes in Trauma. Water’s Edge Counseling & Healing Center can help. Please call 952.898.5020 to schedule an appointment today.

Signs of Trauma

  • Depression
  • Irritability 
  • Loss of Interest 
  • Numbing
  • Decreased concentration 
  • Insomnia 
  • Emotionally overwhelmed 
  • Loss of a sense of the future
  • Hopelessness
  • Shame & worthlessness
  • Loss of memories
  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks
  • Hyper-vigilance
  • Feeling unreal or out of body
  • Mistrust
  • Generalized anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Chronic pain
  • Headaches
  • Substance use
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self-destructive behaviors
  • Lost sense of self

Trauma Services

All services at Water's Edge CHC are trauma-informed.  Our providers are highly collaborative and work with each individual client and their treatment team (if needed) to asses, create and implement an individualized plan toward recovery and health.  This may involve varying levels of care from individual therapy, to intensive outpatient programs, to a combination of services designed to best address the needs of the client. 

Trauma-Informed Care

Most providers at Water's Edge CHC are trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and/or Trauma-Focused CBT.  Each of these therapies are specialized to meet the unique needs of a client with a history of trauma. All care at WECHC is integrated with a trauma-informed approach which considers our clients' stories and experiences around trauma, attachment and development.

Intensive Outpatient Programs & Day Treatment

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) & Day Treatment are a group-based, more intensive form of treatment for those experiencing moderate to severe mental health symptoms.  An IOP level of care is designed to meet the needs of individuals who need more support than weekly therapy sessions provide, but are not in need of inpatient care.  Participants will receive psychoeducation and skills teaching including; mindfulness, crisis management, cognitive challenging, regulation strategies, boundaries, communication and emotional expression or containment.  In addition members will have process/emotional group therapy, gain education on nutrition and mood, explore the role of spirituality related to healing and integrate movement therapies for mind/body connection.

Adult Depression, Anxiety and Trauma IOP

Adolescent Depression, Anxiety and Trauma IOP/Day Treatment

Additional Services:

Reclaim Your Life. We can help.

Water’s Edge Counseling & Healing Center specializes in treating Trauma. Please call 952.898.5020 to schedule an appointment or send us a message below.