Supporting Our Heroes: The Importance of Mental Health Counseling for Veterans

Trauma / PTSD

Supporting Our Heroes: The Importance of Mental Health Counseling for Veterans

Veterans are true heroes who have selflessly served their country, often enduring immense physical and psychological challenges in the process. While they may return home as proud individuals, their experiences can leave lasting impacts on their mental health. Counseling plays a crucial role in supporting veterans, providing them with guidance and assistance to navigate the unique challenges they face. In...[ read more ]

Fort Lauderdale Location

We have exciting News! Caring Therapists of Broward is expanding once again to a second location in Fort Lauderdale!  Our new downtown Fort Lauderdale location is opening in May 2021 on the 17th floor of the Fox building.  This new office is associated with the successful practices in Davie, FL and Wellington, FL.   At our new Fort Lauderdale location, we...[ read more ]

What is Trauma Therapy?

Not many of us will get through life without facing our own share of challenges. But some people experience not just stress and strife, but actual trauma. Trauma may come in the form of a physically or emotionally abusive relationship, a physical accident such as a car accident, rape, the sudden loss of a loved one, or war. When a...[ read more ]

The Intrinsic Relationship Between Trauma and Sleep

As a trauma therapist it is not unusual to hear people say that after a traumatic event their sleeping patterns have dramatically shifted or restful sleep is almost non-existent. These are some trauma symptoms that greatly interfere with sleep: Flashbacks, reliving the traumatic event as if it were happening again. Hyperarousal, an abnormally heightened state of anxiety that occurs whenever...[ read more ]

Five Benefits of EMDR

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, try saying that three times faster! This treatment modality has become popular when it comes to processing traumatic memories and events. EMDR was originally intended to treat combat PTSD, however clinicians quickly realized its powerful effects treating other conditions such as depression, anxiety, phobias, grief, self-esteem, other forms of trauma such as...[ read more ]

How Meditation Can Help Manage Symptoms of Trauma

Meditation offers practitioners powerful benefits, yet many people are confused as to what exactly those benefits are. In a nutshell, meditation focuses attention in a deliberate manner, taking you from a state of noisy mental chatter to calm and quiet inner peace. And isn’t that something most of us could use? While meditation has been practiced for thousands of years...[ read more ]

5 Personal Techniques to Work Through Flashbacks

Flashbacks are our brain’s way of processing traumatic events that we’ve experienced. But what tends to happen is, our subconscious goes to our storage cabinet to access some important memories regarding the event, and everything sort of tumbles out of the cabinet all at once. This falling out or flashback experience can feel almost as traumatic as the initial event....[ read more ]

Why EMDR is a Helpful Treatment for Sexual Abuse Survivors

  In the United States, one in three women and one in six men will experience some form of sexual abuse in their lifetime, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). When sexual abuse happens, many people don’t know how to cope with the event or express their feelings in a healthy way. The result is a life of feeling...[ read more ]

When to Worry: Recognizing Signs of Trauma in Your Loved Ones

Over the past several years, there have been numerous traumatic events all across the country. From incidents of mass violence to devastating natural disasters, hundreds of thousands of Americans have experienced or witnessed a disastrous or life-threatening event. In addition to tragedies such as these, anyone who has experienced a shocking or dangerous incident (such as a car accident or...[ read more ]

4 Subtle Signs of Trauma: When You’re Dealing with More Than You Think

When you think about someone experiencing trauma, incidents such as a violent or sexual assault or a terrible car accident might come to mind. But there are other, subtler forms of trauma that can negatively affect our lives and hinder our relationships. Emotional trauma is often overlooked and minimized, and we may think we’ve “gotten over” some emotional pain that...[ read more ]