Surviving a Traumatic Experience
Trauma is an event that elicits a strong emotional response to the experience, such as an accident, assault, natural disaster, violence or long-term abuse. It can leave you feeling shocked, overwhelmed, disoriented and hopeless. It is estimated that up to 70 percent of adults have been affected by a traumatic event at some point in their lives. Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTS) can help you manage your feelings and cope with behaviors following a traumatic event.