Trauma Therapy Services in Niagara Falls

Trauma Therapy

Navigating the aftermath of traumatic experiences can be a daunting journey. At Ian Robertson Therapy Group, we are committed to supporting and guiding individuals through this process, paving the way for resilience, recovery, and renewal.

Understanding Trauma

Trauma can manifest in countless ways, often leading individuals to experience overwhelming emotions, vivid nightmares, high anxiety, and even dissociation. Whether the trauma is the result of a single event or prolonged exposure to distressing situations, its effects can be profound, impacting mental, emotional, and even physical well-being.

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Recognizing the Symptoms of Trauma

If you regularly experience any of the following symptoms, you may be suffering from trauma or PTSD:

  • Intrusive flashbacks
  • Vivid nightmares
  • High anxiety or panic attacks
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Rapidly changing and intense emotions
  • Strong anger or rage
  • Feeling numb
  • Difficulty sleeping or eating
  • Substance abuse

Those with a history of early or prolonged trauma may also recognize:

  • Trouble managing trust and intimacy
  • Distorted sense of self
  • Negative body image
  • Intense guilt and shame
  • Troubled relationships
  • General difficulty finding meaning in life
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Please note for those with a history of early or prolonged trauma, other symptoms can emerge, including trouble managing trust, distorted self-image, and general difficulty finding meaning in life.

Healing from Trauma with Individual Therapy

Ian Robertson has been a pillar in trauma therapy for years, boasting level 1 & 2 certifications in Trauma Therapy from Hincks-Dellcrest in Toronto, Clinical Traumatologist Designation, Compassion Fatigue Specialist certification, and more. Under his guidance, we’ve helped victims of various traumatic events, using a blend of field-tested therapies tailored to each individual.

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Our Comprehensive Approach to Trauma Therapy

Before any therapeutic intervention, we conduct a thorough, comprehensive assessment, ensuring therapy aligns with the client’s specific identified trauma features. From the assessment process, an individualized healing treatment plan is developed, addressing all of the specific areas identified from the assessment process and the steps of how each of these specific areas will be treated and also clinical models that will be applied to address these areas.

Range of Specialized Techniques

Our therapy goes beyond addressing trauma’s aftermath. We aim to equip clients with skills to bolster resilience, enabling them to face future challenges confidently. Below are some of the specialized techniques we offer:

Brain-spotting Therapy

WA neuroexperienctial therapeutic approach that applies a focused mindfulness method of restoring body/brain connection while providing the healing of trauma within the unconscious limbic area of the brain and somatic areas of the body.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing

Designed to alleviate distress from traumatic memories.

Trauma Incident Reduction (TIR)

Resolves the emotional charge linked to traumatic incidents.

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Modifies distressing trauma-related thoughts.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Trauma

A form of therapy that helps clients understand and change problematic patterns of thinking and behaviour.

Prolonged Exposure (PE)

Helps trauma survivors confront and gradually decrease their emotional response to trauma-related memories and situations.

Safe Sound Protocol

The NEW evolving science of building safety for the nervous system

Structural Dissociative Therapy

Focuses on integrating different aspects of the personality that have dissociated due to trauma.

Polyvagal Therapy

A therapeutic approach based on the science of the autonomic nervous system, helping clients feel safe and connected.

The Stages of Our Trauma Therapy

Based on Judith Herman’s clinical work, our approach encompasses three stages:

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1

Personalized Attention

Dedicated one-on-one time to focus solely on your concerns.

2

Processing and Grieving Traumatic Memories

Clients face their traumatic experiences head-on, processing the events and understanding boundaries, power dynamics, and responsibility.

3

Reconnecting with the World

Addressing daily life challenges, expanding one's world, building new relationships, and reintegrating joy and hope into their future.

Why Seek Trauma Therapy?

Acknowledging trauma’s impact and seeking therapy is a monumental step toward regaining life control. Our trauma therapy offers a compassionate environment for recovery, guided by a team trained in the latest trauma-informed and trauma-specific clinical practices.

Reach Out to Begin Your Journey

At Ian Robertson Therapy Group, your well-being is our utmost priority. If you have questions, wish to understand more about our services, or are ready to embark on your therapeutic journey, don’t hesitate. We’re here to listen, guide, and support. Contact us today to take that transformative step toward healing and growth.

Book a Session Today

Ready to take the first step towards healing and growth? Connect with us at Ian Robertson Therapy Group and begin your journey to a brighter, more balanced future.