Therapy Issues

Medical Trauma

Right now, as a result of your unresolved medical trauma, you may be experiencing…

  • Persistent and unwanted thoughts of the medical event(s) you went through. 
  • Significant if not severe distress when you have to engage with medical procedures. 
  • Avoidance of medical treatment and failure to follow through on your treatment plan.
  • Disproportionate responses to minor medical procedures.
  • Shame and guilt for “feeling so much” over what happened to you.

You’re realizing that your medical trauma is unresolved and it’s getting in the way of your life…

  • You want and need to follow through on the treatment plan you were assigned but you can’t bring yourself to and you know it has a cost.
  • You’re avoiding regular care appointments and also avoiding lining them up for your children.
  • You have intrusive thoughts which dysregulate you and distract you from whatever you’re trying to focus on.
  • You’re living with a heightened degree of anxiety and depression overall as a result of what you went through.
  • Your body is behaving in “strange” and spontaneous ways when confronted with any triggers.

You’re wondering…

  • Is medical trauma even a real thing? 
  • Shouldn’t I be over this by now?
  • Shouldn’t I be able to handle this on my own? 
  • Everything turned out okay in the end; why am I still responding this way?
  • Will I have to talk about all the details and re-live it again? Why should I do that?

You’re longing for…

  • The ability to walk into a doctor’s office or the hospital and not feel heart palpitations, sweaty palms, and dizziness.
  • The ability to follow through on your medical treatment plan and make and attend follow-up appointments.
  • The experience of moving on. Not letting your past experiences rule you so much.
  • The ability to trust the medical establishment again.
  • The ability to trust your body again. 

What you’re longing for is possible.

At Evergreen Counseling, we have a staff of seasoned, evidence-based therapists skilled in treating medical trauma.

How we can help you

By pursuing therapy for medical trauma, you can imagine the following:

Before Therapy After Therapy

You feel terrified of going back to the doctor, getting your scans, and completing the ordered bloodwork.

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You have the ability to follow through on all treatment recommendations and routine care appointments.

You have little faith in your body or in the medical establishment.

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Your trust and goodwill with your body and the medical establishment are restored.

Exposure to triggers of your medical trauma overwhelms you and causes you great distress.

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You can face your triggers and not be distressed.

You have recurring, negative, and persistent intrusions about the experience(s) you went through.

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You don’t experience mental intrusions of painful events anymore. And, if you do, they don’t cause you as much distress.

What if I’m Not Ready?

If you don’t feel quite ready to book a complimentary consult call yet, that’s completely fine.

We don’t want you to feel pressured and we know that the choice to seek out therapy can feel difficult.

Part of you wants to do it, and another part of you is, perhaps, scared to begin because of the feelings you might have to finally feel.

Or a part of you questions whether or not you can even be helped at all.

Whatever the reason, no matter how ready or not ready you feel to begin therapy, we want you to have the information you need to make an informed choice.

So, to that end, please explore the additional information below to learn more about us and how we can help you.

We’ll be here whenever you’re ready to reach out for support.

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