There are many different types of trauma, and each person’s experience of trauma is unique. When you speak with one of our online licensed mental health therapists, part of your assessment is to understand the type of trauma you have experienced.

As you read further, you may find that you may have experienced different types of trauma.

Here are some common types of trauma:

Acute trauma 

Acute trauma refers to a single traumatic event that occurs within a short period of time. This can include a car accident, natural disaster, or physical assault.

Chronic trauma

Chronic trauma refers to repeated exposure to traumatic events or situations. Situations such as ongoing physical, emotional, or sexual abuse are examples.

Complex trauma

Complex trauma refers to exposure to multiple traumatic events over an extended period of time. These can be childhood neglect or abuse, domestic violence, or being a prisoner of war.

Developmental trauma

Developmental trauma refers to traumatic experiences that occur during childhood or adolescence. Examples include neglect, abuse, or witnessing violence in the home.

Vicarious trauma

Vicarious trauma refers to the emotional toll of hearing about or witnessing traumatic events experienced by others. This can include people such as first responders or mental health professionals who work with trauma survivors.

Historical trauma

Historical trauma refers to the intergenerational trauma that results from the ongoing impact of traumatic events. Examples include things such as colonization, slavery, or genocide.

It’s important to note that not all traumatic experiences result in PTSD or other long-term mental health conditions. However, trauma can have a significant impact on a person’s physical, emotional, and mental well-being. It’s important to seek help if you are struggling with the effects of trauma.

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Here are some ways that different types of trauma can impact your physical, emotional, and mental health as well as other parts of your life: 

Physical health

Trauma can have physical effects on the body, such as chronic pain, headaches, and fatigue. Further, trauma can also increase the risk of developing physical health problems. These can include heart disease or autoimmune disorders.

Emotional health

Trauma can impact emotional well-being, leading to symptoms of anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Additionally, trauma can also lead to feelings of shame, guilt, and low self-esteem.


Trauma can impact relationships with family, friends, and romantic partners. Furthermore, trauma survivors may struggle with trust, communication, and intimacy, and may feel socially isolated.

Work and productivity 

Trauma can impact work and productivity, as individuals may struggle with concentration, focus, and motivation. It can also lead to absenteeism and difficulty maintaining employment.

Self-destructive behaviors 

Trauma can increase the risk of engaging in self-destructive behaviors, such as substance abuse, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts.

Cognitive functioning

Additionally, trauma can impact cognitive functioning, such as memory, attention, and problem-solving abilities.

Spiritual well-being

Trauma can impact spiritual well-being, leading to feelings of doubt, hopelessness, and disconnection.

It’s important to note the different effects of trauma. Our online trauma therapists can help you in overcoming these effects by helping you develop effective coping strategies, manage symptoms, and improve your overall quality of life. Be sure to call our office today at 210-706-0392 and ask to work with one of our trauma therapists. We look forward to helping you in your journey. 

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Begin Online Trauma Therapy to Address Different Types of Trauma in San Antonio, TX

Getting Scheduled

Getting started with a trauma therapist is easy and convenient. You can schedule online through our client portal.

If you are planning to use your insurance, please note that only a few clinicians accept limited insurance plans for trauma therapy. You can give our office a call at 210-706-0392 and our intake coordinator can answer any questions you may have. If your insurance is accepted, she can get you scheduled and gather the needed insurance information.

What we need from you

To get scheduled for online trauma counseling, we will need the following from you (whether you schedule online or by phone): your full name, email address, and phone number.

Additionally, we do require you to make a $40 deposit to hold your intake session and this deposit goes toward your first session’s payment.

What to expect between scheduling and your trauma therapy session

After you get scheduled, you will receive a link to your secured client portal. You will have documents to sign and complete 24 hours before your intake session. This allows for your intake session to be focused on your presenting issue.

Ten minutes before your session, you will receive a secured link for your video call. You can use this link to join in on your online therapy session.

By Priscilla Rodriguez, M.S., LMFT, Owner of Modern Wellness CounselingPriscilla Rodriguez of Modern Wellness Counseling sits at a table smiling while having coffee. Modern Wellness offers Online Therapy for different types of Trauma in San Antonio, TX.

Priscilla specializes in working with couples and individuals who have experienced issues with communication and who are looking to find healthy ways to reconnect with their partner. She utilizes research-based techniques to help clients implement healthy coping skills and communication skills. Priscilla has also chosen clinicians to join Modern Wellness Counseling who can also help you in your therapy journey. Be sure to reach out to us to get started with therapy.

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Priscilla Rodriguez, M.S., LMFT (she/her/hers)

Priscilla is the owner and founder of Modern Wellness Counseling and is passionate about helping people learn how to implement healthy relationship skills and learn how to take care of their mental wellbeing.

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