How do people deal with difficult events that change their lives? The death of a loved one, loss of a job, serious illness, natural disasters, witnessing a death, domestic abuse, and other traumatic events are all examples of very challenging and traumatic life experiences. Many people react to such circumstances with a flood of strong emotions and a sense of uncertainty. A traumatic event may cause mental, emotional, psychological, and physical harm. At the Avery Centre our therapists are versed in many types of trauma-related therapeutic approaches. We recognize that everyone has to cope with losing someone or something they love; and for some, this can become a traumatic event especially if it follows a lifetime of stressful events. We approach grief, trauma, and PTSD treatment with compassion and understanding.