How do I know if I’ve Experienced Trauma?

“What if I don’t remember anything that happened to me?”

This is a question that we get asked all the time as mental health counselors and trauma informed therapists in Westchester, NY.

Our minds won’t always classify something as traumatic. Especially if we are defensive or minimize our pain and experiences, experience varying levels of dissociation, or our minds have blocked out memories.

But our body will always tell us if something what traumatic. The body knows, and it will tells us the truth when our mind tries to trick us or go all over the place.

Big T Traumas VS Little T Traumas

Trauma is usually defined as Big T traumas or Little T traumas.