Crystal Arber is a therapist in Austin, Texas. She has been helping people work through traumatic experiences for over 20 years. Her unique approach is based on the idea that trauma can’t be healed without addressing its underlying causes, which often have to do with relationships and communication skills. Crystal Arber calls this kind of therapy “relational trauma therapy.” Crystal Arber has launched a new social media site to disseminate her work, Trauma Matters . Many therapists are isolated from other therapists and end up working in isolation with their clients. Crystal is an exception. She is one of the most active and high energy therapists I have ever met.
What is Crystal Arber?
Crystal Arber helps people heal from trauma and other life challenges. She is also a writer and speaker, with works published in Psychology Today, the International Journal of Existential Analysis and the Journal of Traumatic Stress.
How does Crystal Arber’s approach to therapy differ from other approaches?
Crystal Arber helps her clients heal from trauma by helping them heal the emotional damage that has occurred in the relationship between them and those involved in their trauma. In other words, it is the therapist who provides the healing and the client does not have to go through what she has endured herself. It is a relationship based approach. Her clients have less of a need to blame themselves for what happened and more of a need to heal.
Who is Crystal Arber?
Crystal Arber has been helping people heal from trauma for about twenty years now. She is a former twelve year investigative journalist for Austin American Statesman. She began her career writing about missing children, but then moved on to cover court cases from police brutality to medical malpractice when she was promoted to a crime reporter.
What is trauma therapy?
Trauma therapy is therapeutic intervention for people who have experienced something traumatic. It includes working with children, teens, and adults who’ve experienced domestic violence, sexual abuse, war/terrorism and disasters. The trauma may be recent or from the past and stored in memory in the nervous system. Over time there are physical changes in the body that are not necessarily evident to the client or therapist but affect behavior, emotions and thoughts. The goal of trauma therapy is to help clients process traumatic memories while increasing awareness of their bodily sensations so they can make conscious choices about how they react to their memories both then and now.
What are the goals of trauma therapy?
The primary goal of therapy is to help clients process and heal from traumatic memories. Other goals include facilitating sustainable change in their lives, increasing awareness of body sensations, building better communication skills, relationship skills and self care.
How is trauma therapy helpful?
Trauma can be like a dam that blocks your natural instincts from flowing free. It can also cause neurons to fire in unusual patterns, resulting in sleepless nights, anxiety and nightmares. Therapy helps you return to a natural state of relaxation and well-being by addressing the root causes of your trauma so you can trust that what is happening now will be okay.