Trauma Therapy


Many people who undergo traumatic experiences are unaware that their experiences qualify as trauma or that they could benefit from trauma therapy services. Loosely defined, trauma is any incident that triggers a strong emotional or psychological reaction in someone.

Many life circumstances can be classified as traumatic. For some, trauma may stem from acute negative events, such as:

For others, trauma could be rooted in chronically difficult situations, such as:

Trauma can also originate in the death of a child or a difficult divorce.

If you have been through a difficult experience — whether it’s officially defined as traumatic or not — trauma therapy services can help. For trauma therapy in Corona, Newport Beach, Riverside, and Los Angeles, turn to MindShift Psychological services. We can help you work through your traumatic experience so that you can grow as a person and move forward in life.

We know that talking about your pain can be difficult, so our therapists aim to create an environment where you can build and feel trust. An environment of trust leads to vocalizing, reframing, and clearing traumatic memories, opening up mental space for positive self-thinking and new memories.

Mindshift Psychological services employs several therapy techniques specifically designed to heal trauma. One such therapy is EMDR, or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. EMDR is unique because it uses neither medication nor talk therapy to deal with trauma. Rather, the goal is to weaken the negative emotions associated with a traumatic event by taking advantage of the desensitizing to emotion that occurs with rapid, guided eye movements. Other techniques we utilize include, trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) and Structured Play Therapy, Emotional Freedom Therapy and Somatic Experiencing.

At MindShift Psychological services, we want you to not only heal from your experience but also to gain lifelong skills that will continue to help you as you move forward in life. During your counseling sessions, we provide you with these tools and give you opportunities to practice using them.

To help you in your journey of healing and growth, we strive to accommodate your schedule and are easy to get in touch with.

To schedule a session at one of our many locations, call (714) 584-9700 and let us know which location you are closest to. You can also contact us using our online form.