Therapy for Trauma

Psychological trauma is any experience that overwhelms your capacity to cope in the moment and impairs your ability to function or cope in some way in the future. Trauma “dysregulates” you whenever you are reminded of the event in some way, even if only unconsciously. You may not have any idea why you are so worked up or shut down, but suddenly you are! Those that live with the effects of trauma often feel like they are “damaged” or “broken” individuals, and they often feel like there is no hope. But there is.

Welling Centre has a very experienced psychologist on staff that specializes in trauma treatment.

Meet Brian. To learn more about his approach to trauma counselling, view his profile below.

BRIAN WELLING, BA, MA
Registered Psychologist

Brian Welling is a Registered Psychologist who specializes in trauma treatment. He uses a technique called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR has been shown to be effective in helping people heal from the effects of trauma. After being treated with EMDR, people who have suffered with Acute Stress Disorder, Post-Traumatic Distress Disorder (PTSD), dissociative disorders, and other trauma-related symptoms, very frequently report permanent changes in their reactivity to the triggers that remind them of the situations that caused them to feel afraid. EMDR involves the use of eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation to help people process experiences that overwhelmed normal coping mechanisms and ended up being stored in isolated, memory networks, leading to maladaptive functioning. When the experiences are adequately processed, they are not forgotten, but they no longer unnecessarily activate a person’s autonomic nervous system in ways associated with danger and threat. 

If you suspect that you are one of the many people affected by traumatic experiences, consider booking with Brian. If you have more questions before booking, call us at 780-222-7405 or email us at info@wellingcentre.com.