Have you been through something stressful? Do you have nightmares or feel "triggered" by random things throughout your day? Is your past keeping you from enjoying the here and now?

You went through something really stressful and you want to move on.  You feel like you should be "over it" by now. However, the thoughts and memories just keep coming back.  The anxiety can feel overwhelming at times.  You tell yourself that you should be grateful it's over.  In fact, you remind yourself that other people have been through worse.'re still struggling to adjust and fully re-engage in your life.  You've even wondered if you have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Sometimes people go through stressful life events that change them forever. Traumatic events can make you feel like a different person, weighed down by constant fear and vulnerability.

Perhaps you dealt with the impact of childhood abuse, infertility, or worked through the effects of an emotionally and sexually abusive relationship but you still feel incomplete. Maybe you experienced or witnessed a terrible accident or violence and you haven't felt the same since.

You are struggling with trauma symptoms

You may be struggling with transitioning back into society or dealing with the constant worry of never becoming yourself again. Maybe you’re not sure of who you are anymore, and your sense of safety and security has been shattered and you’re not sure who to trust.  You frequently feel on edge, irritable, or anxious.

This impacts your ability to form healthy relationships or sustain current relationships. You’re angry, agitated, fearful. Sometimes, you wonder if things will ever feel better. It's hard to have hope or believe that it gets better.

You didn’t choose to experience abuse or violence or an accident. However, the impacts are felt throughout every area of your life. You find it difficult to sleep and struggle to control the thoughts that race through your mind. The flashbacks come and go and sometimes you don't have the motivation to leave the house or go to work.

You are tired of living like this and are ready to gain control over your fears and take back your life.

PTSD Symptoms

Sometimes trauma impacts a person so severely that they develop what is called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Signs that you may have PTSD include:

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  • Flashbacks where you feel like you are reliving the trauma all over again
  • Staying away from places, events, or objects that are reminders of the experience
  • Avoiding thoughts or feelings related to the traumatic event
  • Bad dreams
  • Being easily startled
  • Feeling tense or “on edge”
  • Having difficulty sleeping, and/or having angry outbursts
  • Frightening thoughts
  • Trouble remembering key features of the traumatic event
  • Negative thoughts about oneself or the world
  • Distorted feelings like guilt or blame
  • Loss of interest in enjoyable activities

PTSD Treatment & Trauma Treatment Can Help

There is hope.  Our compassionate trauma therapists have helped countless adults heal from trauma. You can too.

Trauma can become fragmented inside of the brain.  Then, you can quickly become "triggered" and have a strong reaction to something that seems to come out of nowhere.  Unfortunately, situations that are actually safe begin to feel dangerous. Trauma treatment can help the brain put the pieces together in a meaningful way that allows for healing. Through PTSD treatment or trauma treatment, you learn to understand and identify triggers. Then, you are able to form different responses to those triggers.

Through treatment, you learn to replace your fearful and negative thoughts with positive ones. You can work through the trauma and allow your brain to reconnect the pieces into a whole story that can be processed and then rewritten. With time, you can move forward with a sense of purpose and hopefulness for the future. You'll ease your fears and worries and learn to trust again.

The impacts of trauma are different for everyone, and so is the journey to healing and recovery. The road may be difficult, but so is staying where you’re at. Transform from feeling like a victim to being a survivor and taking control of your life back.

It’s time to start thriving, and we will be honored to help you.

Trauma in Children & Teens

If a child has witnessed or experienced abuse, violence, or an accident, it may seem like they have processed it and moved forward. It’s not until later that you may begin noticing behavioral changes or mood fluctuations. They may have difficulty focusing, their school performance may start to suffer, and they may stop enjoying things they used to.

PTSD Symptoms in Children

According to the National Institute on Mental Health, additional symptoms of PTSD in children include:

  • Trouble remembering key features of the traumatic event
  • Negative thoughts about oneself or the world
  • Distorted feelings like guilt or blame
  • Loss of interest in enjoyable activities

Additionally, you may notice your child is having trouble falling asleep. Or maybe they wake up at night. They could be agitated or angry or aggressive. Likewise, they could be sad and tearful for seemingly no reason.

These could all be symptoms of the brain trying to deal with a traumatic event. Sometimes for children and teenagers, it is especially difficult to discuss what they are feeling or what they have experienced. They may be scared to share for fear of repercussions for themselves or a loved one, and they may not fully understand why they are angry, or fearful, or why they are having a hard time trusting others.

Children are Resilient and Trauma Treatment Helps Them Heal

Children are very resilient, but the impacts of trauma can be long-lasting and far-reaching. The earlier they can begin to work through the trauma and start to process it, the less impact it could have overall. With effective trauma therapy, the symptoms they experience could be less intense and the duration could be shorter.

If you believe that your child or teen is suffering after a really stressful event, we would love to meet with them. Our child counselors and teen therapists have specialized training to treat PTSD in children and teenagers.

EMDR Trauma Treatment in Raleigh, NC, Wake Forest, NC, and Fuquay, NC

EMDR stands for "Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing."  It is one of the most effective approaches to PTSD and trauma treatment.  In fact, studies are published regularly about new ways EMDR can be used to help change lives.

According to the EMDR International Association, EMDR, "is a form of therapy that helps people heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences."  It's an excellent choice for helping people process childhood trauma as well as more recent situations that give them anxiety.  Whether you are looking for help recovering from a sexual assault, processing the sudden traumatic death of a loved one, or feel stuck in an old childhood memory, EMDR may help.

If you are looking for EMDR and live near Wake Forest, Raleigh, or Fuquay Varina, our expert EMDR therapists may be able to help.  You don't have to stay stuck.  You most likely don't even need years of therapy to start feeling better. In fact, EMDR may help you feel better in only a matter of a couple of months.  EMDR is gaining popularity in our country for a reason: It works.

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The Foundations Center for Trauma Recovery is a center that focuses on treating the unique aspects of trauma. Those who suffer from PTSD, anxiety, depression, and fear from a traumatic event can seek comfort in a safe space with therapists that have certification or advanced training in trauma therapy.

We know that working through trauma can be difficult and scary, so we have intentionally designed a space that maximizes the potential for healing. We offer holistic wrap-around services designed specifically for addressing trauma including yoga and groups.

Trauma Therapy & PTSD Treatment in Wake Forest, Raleigh, & Fuquay Varina: Childhood Abuse, PTSD, Military and First Responders


Our Fuquay Varina, Raleigh, and Wake Forest trauma therapists will help you feel safe, comfortable, and secure through your trauma therapy sessions.  At these locations, our therapists really specialize in helping individuals with PTSD due to childhood abuse, military service, or first responders.  Whether you are a veteran, an adult who was abused as a child, a first responder, or active duty military, it is normal to have intense emotions.  Your trauma therapist can help you feel grounded, minimize nightmares and flashbacks and feel connected with the world around you again.


Begin PTSD Treatment & Trauma Treatment in Wake Forest, NC, Raleigh or Fuquay Varina


You don't have to suffer alone from poor sleep, flashbacks, triggers, loss of hope, guilt, or frightening thoughts any longer. The skilled trauma therapists at Foundations Family Therapy can help you work through your past trauma. Through PTSD treatment, you will be able to restore hope and joy to your life. We want to help you feel more supported and better connected to the places, people, and activities you've once enjoyed. If you have questions or would like to start trauma therapy in Raleigh, NC, Wake Forest, NC, or the Fuquay Varina, NC area, please feel free to contact us or schedule an appointment. You can overcome your trauma, trust again, experience hope and freedom in your life and move from surviving to thriving!


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Other Therapy Services Offered at Our Raleigh, NC, Fuquay Varina, NC, and Wake Forest, NC Locations


Other than trauma therapy, we also offer many other forms of therapy and services at our Wake Forest, Raleigh, and Fuquay Varina offices. These supportive services include Christian counseling services, family therapy, family counseling for teen and child therapychild therapycouple's and marriage counselingpremarital counselingteen therapytherapy for chronic illness or medical diagnosisdepression therapy, therapy for men, anxiety therapy, as well as, other resources including blogs on various subjects relating to therapy. If you are still unsure whether counseling is for you, please feel free to contact us with the information below or refer to our frequently asked questions.