Trauma Informed Therapy for Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
Have you witnessed or experienced something really scary, like an actual death, a threat of death, serious injury, or sexual violence? Do you find yourself trying to forget things that have happened to you, but the memories keep popping up? Do you avoid certain people, places, or objects that remind you of something that happened to you? Are you having nightmares? Do you ever feel like you are pulled back into the moment in which that scary thing happened? Do you lose track of time when you're reminded of what happened? Has your experience changed the way you think about yourself, others, and the world? Do you find yourself blaming others or yourself? Have you lost interest in doing things you previously enjoyed? Are you tired of feeling scared, angry, guilty, or ashamed all of the time? Have you been more irritable lately? Have you noticed that you feel more on edge since the traumatic event? Are you having difficulties concentrating?
If you answered "yes" to several of these questions, you may have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or another trauma-related disorder. The good news is that PTSD is very treatable. The sooner you receive treatment following a traumatic event, the better. Most people who participate in treatment will see a significant improvement, with some experiencing complete elimination of symptoms.
Dr. Conway treats various forms of trauma:
Childhood verbal, sexual, and physical abuse
Military Sexual Trauma
Accidents and catastrophic events/natural disasters
Medical procedure trauma
Typical Stages of Treatment
Before any type of trauma processing is conducted, we spend time building healthy coping skills so you are prepared to work through difficult things.
Trauma Processing & Cognitive Restructuring
Reprocessing the event(s), identifying and challenging unhelpful thoughts associated with the trauma(s)
Apply balanced ways of thinking to new situations that arise and overcome tendencies to avoid situations that remind you of the trauma.
Specific Treatment Protocols
Dr. Conway has specialized training in providing treatment from the following approaches:
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy
Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral (T-F CBT) Therapy
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE)
Seeking Safety (SS)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Stress Inoculation Training (SIT)
Nightmare Resolution Therapy (NRT)