Trauma services offered in Columbia, SC

Trauma comes in various forms and can be problematic for your mental health when it’s not addressed. At Envision Wellness Medical Group in Columbia, South Carolina, the skilled mental health specialists diagnose and treat trauma and its effects on your well-being. Schedule an evaluation at Envision Wellness Medical Group by phone or request one online today.

Trauma Q & A

What is trauma?

Trauma involves situations, places, or people who cause physical, mental, or emotional distress. Trauma can lead to lasting adverse effects, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), when not addressed. See the Envision Wellness Medical Group specialists if you struggle with unpleasant mental or emotional symptoms caused by trauma.


What are examples of trauma?

Examples of trauma include:

  • Physical, verbal, or sexual abuse
  • Natural disasters
  • Witnessing or being a victim of violence
  • Taking part in military combat or living in a combat zone
  • Being a first responder
  • Being in a car accident
  • Severe injuries
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Divorce

Any experience that causes distress is a form of trauma. If a traumatic experience affects your thoughts, emotions, behaviors, relationships, work, or schooling, see a therapist for assistance.


What are the symptoms of PTSD?

PTSD’s hallmark symptoms include:

  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Being startled easily
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Intrusive memories or thoughts
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Always being on guard for danger

With the right treatment, you can overcome PTSD and other mental health conditions caused by trauma.


How is PTSD diagnosed?

To diagnose PTSD or other mental health conditions linked to a traumatic experience, your Envision Wellness Medical Group provider discusses your symptoms, trauma history, and mental health history. They ask about your emotions, thoughts, behaviors, mood, lifestyle, and the medications you take.

Your therapist can also diagnose depression, anxiety, substance use disorder, and other mental health challenges commonly associated with trauma.


How is trauma treated from a mental health perspective?

Envision Wellness Medical Group provides the following treatments for PTSD and other trauma-related mental problems:

  • Individualized counseling
  • Couples and family counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Grief counseling
  • Spiritual identity
  • Parenting support
  • Psychotherapy (also called talk therapy and counseling)
  • Divorce counseling
  • Medication management
  • Lifestyle coaching

Your or your family’s personalized treatment plan depends on what’s best for your needs. You’ll meet with a therapist weekly or as needed. Contact the Envision Wellness Medical Group team with any concerns or questions you may have.

Over time, you can expect mood improvements and a greater ability to cope with bothersome thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.

Schedule an evaluation at Envision Wellness Medical Group by phone or request one online today for help recovering from trauma.