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Serene Heart Counseling and Psychotherapy Services

The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.


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Trauma and PTSD

Experiencing or witnessing trauma can be a life-changing experience. The hardships in coping and adjusting after such an experience may eventually subside for some people. Yet, in others, time may go by with no relief.

At Serene Heart Counselling we are here to meet you where you are and work by your side to reduce the symptoms of PTSD and trauma. Our team consists of highly skilled and experienced trauma counsellors who utilize a variety of different modalities to work through your trauma in a safe environment.

Therapeutic Interventions for Trauma and PTSD

Trauma encompasses any experience that induces an elevated degree of emotional stress and leaves a lasting and adverse impact on an individual, referred to as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). At Serene Heart Counseling and Psychotherapy, we understand that healing from experiences of trauma and PTSD is a personal journey. That’s why our approach utilizes a spectrum of therapeutic interventions, recognizing that each individual responds uniquely to various modalities.

We work to find the most suitable form of therapy for each client’s unique journey, fostering a safe space where healing can begin. Our counselors are dedicated to guiding you toward resilience, offering a range of interventions to support your path to recovery.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT stands out in trauma and PTSD counseling for its evidence-based, structured approach, targeting distorted thinking common in trauma survivors. Our therapists use this approach to supply clients with practical coping skills, gradually exposing them to distressing memories and fostering a sense of control over their thoughts and emotions.

This globally renowned therapeutic modality helps alleviate PTSD symptoms and promotes lasting recovery. Its personalized nature allows for tailored strategies, making it a versatile and effective tool for addressing various trauma experiences.

Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)

EFT is a popular method in trauma and PTSD counseling because it centers on emotional processing and regulation. It involves offering a safe space for clients to explore and express their feelings, aiding in resolving lingering emotions from traumatic experiences. Through its emphasis on emotional awareness, therapeutic relationships, and adaptable techniques, EFT provides an effective path toward healing and emotional balance after trauma.

Gottman Method

The Gottman Method is another treatment method we offer because of its high success rate. It provides valuable insights into personal trauma and PTSD counseling by emphasizing individual coping strategies, fostering emotional regulation, and addressing the impact of trauma on personal well-being.

By applying the Gottman Method’s adaptable techniques, we support individuals in building resilience and navigating the effects of trauma on their mental and emotional health.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

DBT is effective due to its focus on emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. Its emphasis on mindfulness helps individuals manage intense emotions stemming from trauma while promoting present-moment awareness.

We use this structured approach because it equips our clients with practical skills to cope with trauma-related symptoms as they arise and learn how to manage them.

How Counseling Sessions Work

Typically, sessions with one of our experienced therapists involve a blend of approaches, including gradually confronting the trauma or stressor, working collaboratively to reshape negative thoughts and behaviors, and engaging in discussions about your emotional experiences.

You can expect each session to focus on the following:

  • Assessment of your thoughts and feelings.
  • Coping strategies suited to your needs.
  • Steps for trauma processing.
  • Reflection on your progress.

Respectful, caring conversations and active listening will guide each session. Everyone responds differently to trauma therapy sessions, so we take a carefully tailored approach and are happy to make adjustments to help you feel as comfortable as possible.

Your Healing Journey Begins Here

You deserve to achieve a balanced and healthy life, free from past traumas and PTSD. Our team of compassionate therapists is here to guide you there. Call (905) 299-8898 to schedule a confidential consultation.