Trauma & Recovery

Trauma Therapy In Detroit, MI

Trauma and Recovery

Traumatic experiences can leave a lifelong imprint. If you or someone you love suffers from trauma, Dr. Bruce Roth and associates at Commerce Psychiatric Services of Walled Lake, MI, offer therapy services to aid in recovery.

Trauma and the Road to Recovery

Traumatic experiences can encompass a wide range of events, from surviving a natural disaster or attack to being bullied at school or in a relationship. Events are considered traumatic not because of the type of event but the impact they have on a person. They cause issues such as:

  • Constant worry
  • Shock
  • Panic
  • Avoidance behaviors
  • Reliving the event as though you are in it
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Isolating yourself
  • Physical symptoms, such as headaches and digestive issues

For some people, such symptoms are chronic. For others, they tend to occur when exposed to some type of trigger. Not every person who experiences something traumatic clearly remembers the event on a conscious level, so they aren’t sure why these triggers affect them.

Recovering From Traumatic Experiences

Though it can seem hopeless, you can overcome trauma, but recovery typically requires some help through therapy. Our brains tend to hold onto memories of the event, but the shock and emotions associated with it can keep those memories frozen in an unhealthy zone.

When we try to access them – or when exposed to a trigger – that zone can make the event seem as though it’s going on at that moment. Unfortunately, this creates a loop because it’s hard to process the event when the emotions are so heightened.

Therapists like Dr. Roth and associates at Commerce Psychiatric Services of Walled Lake, MI, can provide therapy techniques that help you move around the emotions so that you can process the event. They can help you reframe your thinking surrounding what happened, which can help free you from fear, guilt, shame, and other feelings you carry with you. Over time, you can recall the event without it overtaking your life, and triggers become less powerful – potentially losing their power altogether.

Learn more about trauma and recovery with the help of Dr. Roth and associates at Commerce Psychiatric Services by calling (248) 926-2497 to schedule an appointment. They offer in-person and online therapy sessions for Detroit, West Bloomfield, Novi, and Walled Lake, MI.

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Walled Lake, MI 48390



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