Certain traumatic events that you experience in your life threaten your safety or make you feel helpless. The incidents can be anything from a car accident, plane crash, and war, to sexual or physical abuse, natural disaster, violence or a medical procedure (especially in children). Common symptoms include bad dreams, constant fear, and difficulty to retrieve from a fearful situation. Trauma therapists offer the patients the kind of soft treatment they really need to overcome the trauma. The average earning of a trauma therapist per year is $62,000.