Painful and distressing events can be overwhelming and hinder people’s abilities to maintain their daily lives. Trauma may manifest itself in a variety of symptoms, physical sensations, thoughts and emotions. The way with which individuals cope with trauma influences its’ long term impact, and finding adequate support is vital in helping to heal from traumatic experiences.

At Speak Chicago, treatment of trauma is aimed at helping individuals find meaning in their traumatic past, recognize the purpose of their symptoms, and address the impact trauma carries on them and their relationships.