Compassionate Trauma Therapy & PTSD Specialists in Stl

You are not alone, and it is not your fault. Our trauma informed therapists can help.

What do trauma symptoms look like?


You thought something was okay at the time, but you cannot stop thinking about it. You have not felt comfortable sharing the experience with your family or friends. You have overwhelming feelings like shame or embarrassment regarding the event and worry that others will judge you. Sometimes you see places, people or things that remind you of the event and feel overwhelmed, anxious, or fearful. Memories or thoughts from the experience keep coming up and leave you with a disturbing feeling.

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You are not alone, and it is not your fault.

Trauma is not just something that veterans or people in life or death situations experience. PTSD symptoms can occur anytime you might have felt threatened. Example instances of of situations that can cause PTSD symptoms include being bullied at school, the abandonment from a loved one, or a sexual experience that happened without consent or neglect of emotional support from a parent or caregiver. There are big ‘T’ traumas like what veterans’ experience in life or death situations but there are also little ‘t’ traumas where you may have felt threatened, even though it wasn’t life or death. Most people have experienced some form of little ‘t’ trauma in their life. People rarely grow out of trauma and need a gentle, non-judgmental guide to help them process the traumatic event to alleviate PTSD-like symptoms. At Open Arms Wellness we are trauma informed and can help.