Experiences of Victims of Crime
Everyone experiences stressful events differently. Some fight, some flight, some freeze. Some utilize resiliency strategies that others don’t have access to. Kinds of trauma experienced by victims of crime are varying- huge events, abusive relationships, violence, emotional abuse, parental mental illness, separation, death, racism, systemic oppression, bullying, etc.
These experiences can result in varying experiences that effect our relational patterns, behaviors, and even the way our bodies move and react to stress.
We can have symptoms of insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, hypersomnia (sleeping too much), isolation, feelings of anger, feelings of worthlessness, a constant feeling that something bad is going to happen. We become hyper-vigilant and adapt super power hearing and internal systems that alarm us to dangerous places and people.
The good news is- you BODY is working. The bad news is that trauma often causes us to respond to non-trauma with fear, anxiety, and isolation.
Victims of Crime Therapists and Counselors
At PAX, our therapists are trauma informed in many aspects of complex trauma which includes the varying and wide spread manifestations of trauma and PTSD symptoms, attachment styles, and body based and somatic treatments of trauma in order to treat both the body and the mind.
How to Contact a Victims of Crime Therapist
Your Victims of Crime Therapist will first see if you have an application number, and if not- will help you to apply for one. Once you have received your application number- you can begin therapy or counseling.
Starting therapy is easy at PAX, all we need is your VOC number, your email address, and your name- then we send all our documents via email. At PAX we have several options for seeing your therapist- either, in office or via video and online which is convenient and easy!
Reach out to us today! Our physical location is 13006 Philadelphia St., Suite 210, Whittier, CA 90601.