Emotional and psychological trauma results from a traumatic or deeply stressful event that compromised one’s sense of safety, security, and confidence in the world. Traumatic events may include directly experiencing actual or threatened death, serious injury, or sexual violence, or learning that the event occurred to a close family member or friend, accidentally or violently. Traumatic experiences usually involve some form of threat to one’s life or safety, but any situation in which one is faced with feelings of powerlessness can be traumatic in nature. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a condition defined by the persistent mental and emotional symptoms recurring after experiencing a traumatic event or severe psychological shock. Symptoms typically involve re-experiencing the event through distressing thoughts, dreams, or flashbacks. Problems with sleep and concentration, irritability, anger outbursts, and hyper-vigilance are also characteristics of PTSD.
Trauma or PTSD Counselling - Initial Assessment
The initial assessment is a brief, structured clinical interview that allows us to gather important information necessary to develop your treatment plan and/or offer recommendations. You will be contacted within 24 hours of purchase.
Sayu offers a safe haven, where you can learn to emotionally heal from your trauma. We acknowledge the hardships that victims of trauma have endured, and the difficulties involved in changing patterns of behaviour, thoughts, and emotions. We are here to assist with those challenges and facilitate your path to recovery.
At Sayu, both individual and group therapy programs are offered for children, adolescents, and adults, which are conducted by clinical psychologists and supervised therapists with extensive experience in evidence-based treatments, including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). CBT is a form of psychotherapy that involves specific techniques which allow an individual to change the behaviours and thoughts (cognitions) that are maintaining their emotions.
More serious cases of trauma-related symptoms and anxiety may require a regimen of psychotropic medication, in conjunction with psychotherapy. In that case, mental health professionals at Sayu are able to provide a referral to a psychiatrist and M.D. physician.
Treatment costs vary depending on the number of sessions acquired.