Trauma can be defined in many ways, but is usually involves having a strong emotional response to being part of or witnessing a terrible event. A person often feels strong reactions and the emotions can be unpredictable. Trauma can lead to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, strained relationships, shock, denial, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, isolation, headaches, nausea, insomnia, anger, substance abuse, eating disorders, sustance abuse, and even suicide.


Some Examples of Trauma Include:

  • School Shootings
  • Rape
  • Domestic Violence
  • Natural Disaster
  • Losing a loved one
  • Infertility
  • Failed Adoption
  • Complications giving birth
  • Sudden breakup
  • Child physical abuse
  • Child Sexual abuse
  • Childhood Neglect
  • Car Accident
  • Major Injury
  • Finding out you have a terminal illness
  • Witnessing a tragic event
  • Intense Bullying

People who have endured trauma often suffer alone, believing that they should be able to “just get over it.” This could not be further from the truth. People cannot just get over trauma. All the therapists at Dr. Cynthia Edwards-Hawver and Associates have undergone intensive trauma training and are able to help you. We know it can be difficult to come forward but please know we are respectful of what has happened to you, we will not judge, we will remain empathetic, and we will work collaboratively to meet you were you are at in terms of your recovery.

If you have suffered from any of these conditions listed and are experiencing symptoms related to trauma, please call our office today or click here to schedule an appointment.