ICBC MVA Trauma Therapy
Are You Suffering Physical and Emotional Injuries?
You aren’t alone. Every year, thousands of British Columbians suffer from car accident-related trauma.
Being in a car accident can be extremely stressful.
Your whole life can change in a split second.
In addition to suffering from physical injuries, there can also be psychological consequences.
For some people, these difficulties may be short-lived while others may develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In these cases, symptoms may continue to get worse over time.
After an accident, common physical symptoms of Car Accident Trauma include:
- Fear of driving
- Panic attacks
- Intrusive memories, flashbacks and nightmares
- Racing heartbeat
- Fatigue and low energy
- Muscle tension, aches and pains
While some people can “get over” symptoms more quickly, others may not be able to, unless they get the right kind of help. The longer someone avoids dealing with the consequences of a car accident, the longer they can be affected by the trauma.
If you’re struggling with car accident trauma, there is help available.
If you’re struggling with any of symptoms listed above, please contact our office.
After you book an appointment, we’ll work together on a plan to help you regain control over your life. It is possible to:
- Feel normal again
- Drive with confidence
- Overcome panic attacks
- End nightmares and flashbacks
- Manage stress
- Return to work
- Take back control of your life
Getting medical care and treatment after a crash
If you’ve been in a crash, you may need medical care. ICBC Accident Benefits help you access the services you’ll need to recover, no matter who is responsible (at fault) in the crash.
The care and treatment process
Here’s an idea of the medical care and treatment process if you’re injured in a crash.
The sooner you get help, the sooner you’ll be on your way to enjoying a more relaxed, stable and enjoyable life.
How does your Motor Vehicle Accident trauma therapy service work?
***ICBC Changes***April 1, 2019, under the updated 28.1 (Insurance (Vehicle) Act), if your accident occurred from April 1st, onwards, you will be pre-approved for counselling sessions without a doctor’s referral if you come in within 12 weeks of the motor vehicle accident. You have 12 weeks to utilize up to 12 sessions from the date of the accident.