What Is Violent Crime Trauma Therapy?
Cognitive behavioral therapy is an approach to mental health counseling that helps the patient reflect on their thoughts and feelings, identify which thought patterns are helpful or harmful, and develop strategies for reframing their thoughts to bring both healing and a degree of control to their mental health. When applied to the process of healing from a violent crime, this therapy helps patients recognize and validate their trauma in a safe space, then teaches them to gradually replace fear and pain with a renewed trust and hopefulness. At Blue Elk Family Clinic, Misty Sanchez, LMHC-A guides patients through this process with tact, compassion, and research-supported counseling techniques that help each patient move across the healing journey at their own pace. To learn more about this life-changing type of counseling, you can reach out to our Nashville, IN location for a consultation.
"This was my 1st visit and I was a little nervous seeing a new Dr. .I was so impressed how much time was taken with me and did not feel like I was being rushed or not listened to. You don't come across a doctors office like that anymore."- E.M. / Office Visit / Jan 27, 2023
"This was my 1st visit and I was a little nervous seeing a new Dr. . I was so impressed how much time was taken with me and did not feel like I was being rushed or not listened to. You don't come across a doctors office like that anymore."- E.M. / Office Visit / Jan 27, 2023
"Dr. Sanchez is a great doctor! He’s very understanding and listens to your concerns. I highly recommend him. The office is clean and welcoming and staff is professional and caring."- H.H. / Office Visit / Jan 23, 2023
"I am always extremely pleased with Dr. Sanchez and his office staff. Dr. Sanchez always explains everything so I understand. I am so happy I found his office!"- J.B. / Office Visit / Jan 13, 2023
"It was great very comfortable environment."- K.R. / Office Visit / Nov 06, 2022
How Can I Get Help Overcoming Violent Crime Trauma?
Blue Elk Family Clinic can offer a variety of support services for victims of violent crime. This includes, first and foremost, finding a safe and secure environment for our clients. We can also support survivors in procuring legal support, compensation, and financial resources. We can help survivors to recognize how valid their emotions are, and we can train them to recognize triggers and to advocate for themselves in a way that lets them feel empowered. We also work with parents of children who have survived violent crime, helping adults understand why their children may be acting out, as well as providing resources and education on how to help. If you are a minor who is currently or has been a victim of a violent crime, reach out and we can point you toward resources that will help keep you safe and give you the space to talk about what you're going through. If you have any questions about the services we provide, please don't hesitate to call, email, or walk in for a visit.
Violent crime trauma FAQs
What counts as a traumatic event?
A traumatic event is an event that causes physical and psychological harm. Common traumas include an assault or attack, experiencing or witnessing violence and sexual abuse, serious accidents, or the unexpected death of someone close to you. Blue Elk Family Clinic knows how to help people deal with the aftermath of a traumatic event.
What mental disorders are caused by violent crime trauma?
Anyone who experiences a traumatic event may develop a mental disorder. You may suffer from intense fear, anxiety, depression, extreme sadness, and guilt. You may be unable to sleep, eat, or pay attention. Patients should seek proper treatment at the first sign of these emotions and behaviors.
What treatments are available for victims of violent crime trauma?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. However, some common treatments include individual and group therapy, medication, and stress management techniques. Our team in Nashville, TN, also provides legal support and financial resources whenever appropriate. No matter your needs, we're here to support you through this difficult time. You are not alone.
Compassionate Support During Trauma Recovery
Overcoming violence is never an easy task, and the effects of violent trauma can be long-lasting, both physically and mentally. Our goal is that survivors of violence can learn to cope with physical and emotional damage so that with time and support, traumatic events no longer have the same hold on their lives. A well-trained professional counselor can make a tremendous impact on your healing process. If you would like help recovering from violence or support in finding a safer situation, and you live in Nashville, IN or another part of southern Indiana, please reach out to Misty Sanchez, LMHC-A at Blue Elk Family Clinic.