Treatment of Trauma

It is important to accept a trauma in order to treat it effectively. It can be an advantage to seek help from a psychologist who can put your trauma in perspective and talk you through your experiences so that you can process your trauma in a safe environment.

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What is Trauma

From a psychological point of view, trauma is the reaction that a person has when confronted with experiences that are too difficult or overwhelming to deal with in the moment.

These are often experiences that are threatening to self or others, and can include physical, sexual and emotional abuse, neglect, bullying, natural disasters, severe illness, etc.

Symptoms of a trauma

Individuals who have experienced trauma often struggle with anxiety, low mood, difficulties trusting others, as well as fatigue, sleep difficulties, intrusive thoughts, and may have physical problems, such as headaches, fatigue, as well as other aches and pains.

One set of symptoms related to traumatic experiences is classified as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Common symptoms of PTSD include reliving the traumatic event through nightmares or daytime recollections. Sleep disturbance and depressive features are common, as is feeling detached or numb from one’s surroundings. Finally, there are a group of symptoms more closely related to anxiety, which include nervousness, increased startling, more prone to anger or outbursts. 

HOW TO TREAT A TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE?

One way of working with trauma related difficulties in psychotherapy is through reprocessing the traumatic events, both emotionally and cognitively, and in this process, making new meaning, putting the experiences into a context that makes sense, and incorporating what has happened into a broader meaning. 

This requires a significant amount of trust in your therapist. Focusing on building this trust should take place during the first few sessions.

It is important to remember that reprocessing and incorporating is by no means the only mode of treatment. It should for instance commonly not be used immediately following a traumatic event (such as a shooting or accident). 

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Our Trauma Treatment Specialists

We are a group of experienced psychologists and therapists providing one-on-one talk therapy and assessments in native-level English, Spanish and German. You can either pick a clinician from below, or let us help you find just the right psychologist for you.

Theresa Dahm,
Clinical Psychologist
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 10 years experience in the National Health Service in the UK.
Daniela Medina,
M.A.
Psychologist offering psychotherapeutic treatment, in both English and Spanish.
Larissa Köhler,
M.Sc.
Sex related issues, couple therapy, anxiety disorders and PTSD. I’m offering therapy in English and German.
Julia Patti,
M.SC., MAS.
Julia is an authorized psychologist in Denmark. Julia sees adults and children in therapy, and further does child assessments.
Anastasia Tesler-Larsen,
M.Sc.
Systemic therapy for individuals and couples. I work with most topics, including neurodiversity, LGBTQI+ and polyamory. You can choose between therapy in English, German, or Russian.
Anna Bonato,
Registered Psychotherapist
I am a registered psychotherapist with experience providing therapy and assessments to children, young adults, and adults in a variety of settings.
Ailish Oliver,
M.SC.
I offer psychotherapy services in English to individuals (adolescents +16 and adults). My therapeutic style as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist is compassion focused.
Marco Schaber,
M.Sc.
I am a therapist working with expats and the LGBTQ+ community in both English and German. My aim is to empower you by focusing on your strengths and on uncovering solutions to deal with your struggles.
Babette Goldbach,
M.Sc.
I am a psychologist, with a specialisation in cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnotherapy, offering support to clients of all ages in both German and English.
Mahum Mahmood,
M.SC.
As a qualified licensed psychologist, I am dedicated to providing compassionate and effective support to individuals of all ages.
Lark Peart – Online therapist,
Clinical Psychologist
I strive to work collaboratively, honestly, and warmly with each client.
Lou James,
MA, MSc., PGDip
English speaking Family Therapist. I offer services in English, to families, parents, couples, individuals, and children.
Carina Winther Jørgensen,
M.SC.
I am a Danish psychologist providing therapy in Danish, English and French for adults individually and couples. I have 10 years of experience working as a therapist.
Lene Bisgaard,
M.S.
Couple therapy, stress, acceptance and commitment, mindfulness and coaching.
Martha Bruss,
M.SC.
I am a licensed psychologist with a specialization in Psychodynamic Therapy. I offer psychotherapy in German and English.
Beverley Lim Høeg,
M.Sc., PhD
Stress/burn-out, grief and loss, illness-related issues, anxiety and depression.
Hanne-Berit Hahnemann,
M.A.
Couple therapy, anxiety, abuse, personality disorders, depression and stress.
Pilar Madueño,
M.S. Psychologist
I am a Spanish psychologist offering treatment in both English and Spanish. I currently work with children, adults and families.
Peter Macfarlane,
Ph.D.
Clinic manager, diagnosis, client-centered therapy and emotion-focused therapy.
Ulla Grunnet,
PH.D.
I hold a Doctorate degree in clinical psychology, offering treatment in English, Danish, and French.

OUR TREATMENT AREAS

We offer one-on-one therapy for adults and children, couples and families. You will be assigned to a therapist based on your wishes and needs. This way the therapist can best help you through your specific issues.

Personality Disorders

Understand yourself and learn to deal with emotional reactions

Child therapy

Understand what your child's behaviors mean.

Anxiety

Get control of your anxiety through psychotherapy

Eating Disorders

Treatment of all eating disorders

Depression

Depression can be many things and deserves proper assessment and an individualized approach

Couples Therapy

Identify patterns in the relationship and achieve better communication

Stress

Find causes and see solutions with therapeutic help

Trauma

Get tools to process traumatic experiences