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Healing from Trauma: A Journey of Restoration and Hope

By Mayra Richards, Founder of Remain Connected Counseling


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Overview: You have probably experienced trauma or know someone who has experienced trauma. Trauma, by definition, is a deeply disturbing experience that has lasting effects on an individual’s mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Trauma can stem from multiple things, but the main ones are childhood abuse, military service, natural disasters, or other life-altering events. As a trauma therapist, I love working with trauma because healing is possible. I have seen triggers and negative beliefs decrease. Let's explore the nature of trauma, its effects, and the pathways to healing and restoration.


Understanding Trauma

It's essential to recognize that trauma is not a sign of weakness, but a natural response to overwhelming experiences. It is a way that our bodies let us know that what happened is not normal and it is not ok. Trauma can take many forms, ranging from single incidents to prolonged exposure to adverse circumstances. It can manifest as emotional, psychological, and physical symptoms, including flashbacks, nightmares, hypervigilance, anxiety, depression, and difficulty trusting others. 

The Impact of Trauma

Seeking Professional Help

Self-Care and Coping Strategies

Finding Meaning and Purpose


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Healing from trauma is a journey of courage, resilience, and hope, so much hope. I have seen people receive healing from truly awful events. You are not the exception, there is healing for you too. Nothing is too big for a God who is power and sovereign over all things.



Go seek professional help, practice self-care, and find meaning and purpose in your experiences, you can reclaim your life and move towards a future filled with possibility and joy. It is NOT too late. And always remember, you are not defined by your trauma; you are a survivor, capable of healing and creating a life filled with love, connection, and fulfillment.



Message from our licensed therapists at Remain Connected Counseling:


As faith-based counselors serving the Atlanta area, it brings us immense joy to walk alongside individuals who are committed to finishing the race of life well. Regardless of where you find yourself on this journey, know that you are not alone. Your desire for healing is both valid and achievable. It is never too late to heal. It is NEVER too late for you. And God would never give up on you, so don't give up on yourself!


In conclusion, remember this: Your journey toward healing is a testament to your resilience and the unwavering love of a higher power. Embrace it, embrace yourself, and know that the best is yet to come.


Begin Working With A Therapist in Marietta, GA


Please consider reaching out to a qualified therapist. Our team of caring therapists would be honored to offer support with in-person and online services from our Marietta, GA-based practice. You can start your therapy journey by following these simple steps:



Other Services Offered at Remain Connected Counseling


Our team knows you may experience other issues in your life. This is why we are happy to offer a variety of services including teen therapyanxiety treatment, and EMDR therapy. In addition, we also offer life transitions therapy and depression counseling, and more all under a Christian counseling lens. By using online therapy, these services are available to anyone in Georgia. Learn more about our team of dedicated therapists and contact us for more information.

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