Trauma services throughout New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York

If you find it difficult to move forward after an accident, natural disaster, or a loved one’s death, you can find compassionate and integrative trauma support at Joy Mental Fitness. The experienced behavioral health specialists use advanced therapeutic techniques to address the side effects of neglect, abuse, and other traumatic events. They use a combination of therapy and approaches to support your mental and emotional wellness, so you can feel more secure and confident. Call Joy Mental Fitness to schedule an appointment or book an appointment online directly, or email us at contact@joymental.com and our staff will reach out to you within 24 hours. 

Trauma Q&A

What is trauma?

Trauma is an emotional response to an overwhelming, scary, or tragic event. You can experience side effects of trauma if you’re directly involved in the event or are a witness to it.

While there are many circumstances that can trigger trauma, some common examples include:

  • Violence
  • Neglect
  • Sexual abuse
  • Physical or emotional abuse
  • Natural disaster
  • Death of a loved one
  • Household substance abuse or mental illness

There are also mental health issues that can develop as a result of trauma, including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is a mental health disorder that can develop soon after a traumatic event. In some cases, PTSD symptoms may not occur until months or years after experiencing or witnessing trauma.

Joy Mental Fitness offers high-quality trauma care for adults and adolescents. The providers offer a range of therapies to help you understand your trauma triggers and give you tools to manage your emotional responses.

Trauma treatment is available in-office in a comfortable and safe environment. The team also offers care through a confidential, online teletherapy platform, so you can receive the treatment you need without leaving home.

When should I seek medical attention for trauma?

Schedule a consultation at Joy Mental Fitness if you struggle with anxiety or depression relating to traumatic events or have symptoms of PTSD such as:

  • Flashbacks
  • Irritability
  • Intrusive negative thoughts
  • Recurrent nightmares
  • Self-destructive behaviors
  • Avoidance of people, places, and events

The providers review your medical history and also discuss your symptoms, lifestyle, and relationships to identify the source of your trauma. They personalize a care plan to ease the physical, emotional, and mental responses to past or existing trauma, so you can enjoy an improved quality of life.

How is trauma treated?

The trauma treatments available at Joy Mental Fitness help you recognize the impact trauma has on your life and develop the skills you need to cope in a healthy way.

The behavioral health specialists offer therapeutic resources like:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Exposure therapy
  • Grief therapy

Ongoing therapy sessions provide the support you need to move forward after a traumatic event. The team can also teach you mindfulness strategies you can use to bring yourself back to the present moment when you feel overwhelmed or stressed.

Call Joy Mental Fitness to schedule an appointment for trauma or book an appointment online today.