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Trauma articles written by therapists located in Philadelphia. We are here to help you either via the Internet through these articles or in person in our Center City Philadelphia office.

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Trauma Sensitive Yoga For Survivors of Trauma

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Trauma -sensitive yoga (TSY) has been shown to provide a safe healing process to those who have experienced trauma. Talk therapy is an important step in trauma recovery, but if…


Self Care After the Election

Posted by: Libby Gilbertson, ABD, MEd, LMFT, Director of Quality Assurance

America’s dysfunctions are the highlights of the news. Candidates pointed their fingers at their opponent(s). They dodged answering important questions and continuously displayed reactivity. Therapists teach their clients to grow…


Coming back from Tragedy

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Coming back from Tragedy: Returning to normalcy after the massacre at Pulse Nightclub is hard.  After tragedy hits in the United States, one’s sense of security and what is normal gets…


When Trauma is Misdiagnosed as ADHD in Children

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Has your child been a little more rambunctious than usual? Many are quick to

slap on an Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnosis to a hyperactive

child, but sometimes this diagnosis…


The Emotional Experience of Infertility

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Infertility is an extremely emotional experience. The diagnosis of infertility catches people off-guard. You have not planned for or anticipated an infertility diagnosis, and are now experiencing the many emotions…


Attachment

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Have you ever wondered why some people have such a difficult time sustaining close, personal relationships while others seem to do so with relative ease?

How we manage the balance between…


Sexual Trauma and Shame

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Sexual Trauma and Shame

There are many aspects of shame that can develop for a survivor of sexual trauma. Here at the Center for Growth in Philadelphia, a common false belief…


What is Trauma?

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

What is Trauma?

From a trauma counseling therapist’s perspective, trauma is defined as a deeply disturbing experience, which can be sexual, physical and / or emotional. Here at the Center for Growth…


The Gifts of Shame

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

The Gifts of Shame 

Shame tends to be viewed as this negative emotion that we shouldn’t talk about, let alone experience. Very seldom do people talk about the gifts of…


Talking to Your Partner About PTSD

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Trauma Therapy in Philadelphia / PTSD Recovery in Center City

This tip is for anyone who is recovering from trauma or PTSD and who has a significant other in their life. …


The DID Role/Roll Call Sheet Exercise

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

This tip is designed for people who have identified that they have Dissociative Identity Disorder and want to get to know their alters better.  This tip will assist…


Adjusting to a Diagnosis of Dissociative Identity Disorder

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

“I just learned I have Dissociative Identity Disorder and I’m experiencing many conflicting emotions about this.  Is this normal?”

DID stands for Dissociative Identity Disorder, and was…


Identifying and Managing Critical Incident Stress In Police Officers

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

 Stress Therapy in Philadelphia:  “What is Critical Incident Stress?”  Jeffery Mitchell of the University of Maryland, developed the term critical incident stress (CIS) after working with firemen/firewomen and police officers.  He…


Trauma:  Coping with Your Partner’s Isolation

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Trauma Therapy in Philadelphia: 267-324-9564

As the partner of someone who experienced trauma, you have likely noticed significant changes in your partner, not to mention your relationship.  These changes have probably…


Identifying your triggers with a PTSD trigger table

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Trauma Therapy in Philadelphia.  Call today 267-324-9564

What is a PTSD Trigger Table? A PTSD Trigger Table is a simple method of tracking your triggers and reactions to these triggers.  While…


Understanding the Role of PTSD Symptoms in the Cycle of Isolation

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

PTSD Treatment in Philadelphia: 267-324-9564

Some of the actual symptoms of PTSD can cause a person to isolate himself/herself.  PTSD is characterized by three categories of symptoms:  hyperarousal, intrusion and constriction. …


Vacation From Sex

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

http://www.sextherapyinphiladelphia.com/vacation-from-sex


Journaling with Dissociative Identity Disorder

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Dissociative Identity Disorder Treatment in Philadelphia:  The power of journaling. 

If you have Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), journaling is an effective way for you to increase…


What is Dissociative Identity Disorder?

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

What is Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)?In layman’s terms DID is mental health disorder in which a person experiences extreme dissociation to the point where they have different personalities known as…


Meeting Your System

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Meeting Your System is designed for people who have Dissociative Identity Disorder and have a basic understanding of their alters. One way to develop this understanding…


“Big T” versus “little t” Trauma

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Trauma Counseling in Philadelphia:

If you’re questioning whether you might have PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), this tip can be helpful in identifying the type of…


Creating a Grief Collage

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

Grief Therapy in Philadelphia: Creating a Collage to Cope with Grief

Dealing with a loss of a loved one is tough work.  Grieving involves a variety of different emotions such…


Become More Aware of Your Switching

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Dissociative Identity Disorder Treatment in Philadelphia:  This advanced tip is designed for people with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) who already recognize all of their alters…


Dissociative Identity Disorder: Creating a Timeline

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Dissociative Identity Disorder Treatment in Philadelphia: Why make a timeline?Many people with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), formerly known as multiple personality disorder, experience trouble remembering…


Dissociative Identity Disorder: Mapping Your System

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

“Mapping Your System” is an exercise is designed for people struggling with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), formerly known as multiple personality disorder.  Mapping your system…


PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

What does PTSD stand for? PTSD stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 

Who gets PTSD?Anyone who has been exposed to trauma could possibly develop PTSD.  It is estimated that of people…


PTSD Know Your Triggers

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

What is a “trigger?”A trigger is anything that causes your PTSD symptoms to occur.  Triggers are detected by your senses (sight, sound, touch, taste and smell).  A trigger may involve…


Eating Disorders & Sexual Trauma

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Most of the tips on sexual trauma and eating disorders can be found at:

http://www.sextherapyinphiladelphia.com/eating-disorders-and-sexual-trauma

to schedule an appointment with an eating disorder therapy / sex therapist call 267-324-9564


Self-Care for Partners of Trauma Survivors

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Trauma Therapy in Philadelphia (267-324-9564)

Self-Care for Partners of Trauma Survivors tip focuses on the importance of self-care for partners of trauma survivors and offers some ideas about how to engage in…


Feeling “numb” from police work?

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Police Officers & Trauma Therapy in Philadelphia Police officers jobs require them to control their emotional reactions, even when faced with very emotionally overwhelming situations.  For instance, when talking with a child…


Getting Your Partner on Board with Your Vacation From Sex

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

http://www.sextherapyinphiladelphia.com/breaking-from-sex


Having a conversation to assert your boundaries.

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

After identifying that you have a boundary that has been crossed it is essential to express your new needs to others. This tip is designed to help…


Identifying Your Boundaries

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Boundaries are “guidelines, rules or limits that a person creates to identify for him- or herself that are reasonable, safe and permissible ways for other people to behave around him…


Children and Trauma

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Children and Trauma Therapy in Philadelphia: Children can be traumatized by the tragic events they see reported on the news or that happen in their own lives, such as…