Do I need counseling after a car accident?

If you’ve been in a car accident, you may have some trauma from the experience. Whether it seems conscious or not, trauma can manifest itself in many different ways, both physically and emotionally. It’s important to properly deal with your emotions and feelings after experiencing a car accident, sometimes with the help of a counselor, so you don’t have unresolved issues. 

Everyone Experiences Trauma 

While some people may not even be aware of it, everyone experiences trauma at some level at some time in their lives. Some people experience small ‘t’ trauma, while others experience large ‘T’ trauma. Car accidents can be traumatic, even if minor, and some people assume that trauma is caused only from “big things” happening, like natural disasters, health crises, or the death of a loved one. Trauma is anything that stresses your nervous system more than it can handle, and everyone experiences it differently. 

Counselors Help Process Trauma

Counselors and therapists are specifically trained to help people resolve trauma, so if you’ve been in a car accident and feel like you have no issues, it’s still a good idea to seek counseling. After a car accident, many people can experience emotional distress, and this can be a typical part of the process. Some people experience PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) symptoms such as fearfulness, sleep issues, nightmares, depression, and anxiety. This can profoundly impact daily life, school, work, and other activities. 

Synergy Health Partners Can Help

If you’ve been in a car accident but haven’t spoken to a counselor or dealt with the trauma, it is probably a good idea to talk to someone specifically trained to help people. There is no shame in seeking counseling, especially when it can help improve your life. Whether you’ve experienced a car accident recently or many years ago, we can help you resolve any issues and regain your life. Contact us today to schedule your appointment. Our counselors in Denver look forward to working with you!