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Trauma Counseling

Adonai Counseling & Consulting, PLLC

Counseling & Mental Health Clinic located in West Sahara & East Tropicana, Las Vegas, NV

Trauma is an emotional response to a situation that shakes your sense of security and leaves you struggling with difficult emotions and memories. Trauma can include various forms of childhood trauma; can be from a vehicle accident; from military combat experience; from a community tragedy; from an unwanted assault; from work that includes helping others with their emegencies; and trauma can occur during a routine childbirth. Whatever the underlying cause, trauma counseling at Adonai Counseling & Consulting, PLLC, with Dennis Smith, CPC-I, may help you manage your thoughts, emotions, memories, and improve your sense of security and well-being.

To schedule your trauma counseling session, call the office in Las Vegas, NV today. Both in-person and/or telehealth sessions are available by appointment.

Trauma Counseling Q & A

What is trauma counseling?

Trauma counseling is a form of psychotherapy for people struggling with the emotional turmoil brought on by a traumatic event. 

Many people think of traumatic events as those that threaten their life or safety. However, any situation that leaves you feeling alone and overwhelmed may result in trauma. 

Some causes of trauma include:

One-time event

A one-time event includes any accident or violent attack. You’re more likely to experience trauma if it was unexpected or happened during childhood. 

Ongoing stress

Trauma may also develop in situations of ongoing stress, such as childhood neglect, domestic abuse, or bullying. This may also include exposure to repeated traumatic experiences, such as living in a war zone.  

Overlooked causes

Overlooked causes of emotional and psychological trauma include surgery, death of a loved one, or a relationship breakup. 

Am I a candidate for trauma counseling?

Trauma causes a wide range of emotional and physical symptoms. In some cases, these symptoms resolve in a few days, while it takes a few months in others. However, even when you feel better, you may continue to experience trauma symptoms from time-to-time.

You may be a candidate for trauma counseling at Adonai Counseling & Consulting, PLLC, if you’re struggling with the emotions, pain, and memories of your traumatic experience. 

Dennis provides trauma counseling for a wide range of needs and issues and is passionate about providing counseling for trauma survivors. 

Additionally, he has training and experience helping first responders and people in the military, including active duty and veterans.

What are trauma counseling techniques?

When you come in for trauma counseling at Adonai Counseling & Consulting, PLLC, Dennis develops a personalized treatment plan that fits your emotional, physical, and psychological needs. 

In addition to talk-therapy, Dennis also provides cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.


CBT is a type of talk therapy that helps you recognize inaccurate thoughts and negative thinking. In trauma therapy, CBT allows you to have a more accurate view of the traumatic experience.

Dennis guides you in reshaping the inaccurate thoughts and negative thinking to improve your coping mechanisms, as well as your overall emotional and psychological well-being. 


EMDR is an interactive form of psychotherapy that benefits people struggling with trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

During EMDR, you focus on one specific thought or image related to your trauma, while Dennis directs you to do specific eye movements. EMDR reduces the vividness and emotion you attach to your trauma to alleviate symptoms. 

To learn more about trauma counseling at Adonai Counseling & Consulting, PLLC, call the office or book an appointment online today.