Research shows that 70% of Americans have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. Trauma changes the way we view the world, ourselves and others. These changes can cause significant distress for an individual, family or couple. As a result, the most common approach to dealing with trauma is to try to ignore it. Unfortunately, this coping strategy seldom leads to long-lasting healing. Therapy can be opportunity to learn more effective ways of coping and processing traumatic experiences including but not limited to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, racial trauma and more.