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Trauma Therapy

Is trauma holding you back from living your best life?

Do you feel affected by any type of physical trauma, sexual trauma, emotional trauma, or were you a witness to a traumatic event--and just can’t move past the feelings of what happened behind?

Have your remaining thoughts or fears caused you to avoid interactions or situations that, “trigger” you and cause you distress?

Do you find yourself trying too hard to forget what happened, and others just can’t understand what you’ve been through—because they did not experience what you did?

Maybe you feel your best when you’re busy in a routine you’ve set for yourself in order to feel stable, but the feelings are still there.

Maybe you think, “If only I could find a way to cope with my past, I could feel better about my life, and live day-to-day much more fully.”

Do you have trouble sleeping at night because these feelings just don’t go away? Are you having nightmares or feel startled easily? Do you feel “on edge”?

Are you having trouble with intimacy, or like you’re disconnected from others, or life in general?

No matter what your present feelings, your reactions to what you’ve been through are justified. Trauma therapy can help.

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Many People Struggle With Trauma

Experiencing feelings happens in everyday life. Yet, when it persists, or maybe even gets worse over time, it can get in the way of your life, and your relationships.  Having trauma at a time when there are so many traumatic incidences going on around our country can make it feel difficult for us all over again. We also do not wear signs as to what we’re experiencing inside.  Your struggle with trauma is different from anyone else's.

Oftentimes, past things that you encountered just seem to never go away. You could be affected at deeper levels than you’re already very aware of.  You may be left affected at different levels or ways from what you experienced.  You may be going through grief or loss that sits with you daily, even if it has been many years since you lost a loved one.  

You are at a turning point where you know you need to do something for yourself.  Trauma therapy can help you validate what you’ve been going through, uncover your memories (or memories you thought you had moved through fully) and help you move through being held back in the place where your trauma happened.

Maybe you’re at a point where you are ready to address your trauma, and receive help moving through it.  Maybe you have been avoiding seeking out help because your feelings seem easier to avoid than face them.  Yet, my experience with finding out about trauma therapy made me realize that things that have happened in the past that I thought weren’t affecting me, indeed still were affecting the decisions I made, and were blocking me from living life as fully as I thought I already was.  I then felt it very necessary to address what was going on for me. 

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You Can Resolve Your Trauma

Trauma treatment can help lead you towards the feeling of being free of feelings that have been getting in your way, and bring peace to your life.  I understand how feeling stuck with something can consume your life, and I am here to help.  I help people move through trauma they have carried with them by using a trauma therapy technique called Brainspotting.  I will help you work towards feeling like yourself again --so you can live the life you want and deserve.

What Does Trauma Treatment Look Like?

I provide an open, non-judgmental environment for discussing what is going on for you. You will be accepted regardless of sexual, gender, cultural or spiritual orientation.

In sessions, you will be given a place to air your concerns.  You will receive support, validation, and a healing space so you can move through what you need to, and look forward to having the best relationship with yourself.  A therapeutic relationship, if you’ve never sought out therapy, can be helpful in itself.  There is a trust established, where this time is for you. We will work through what’s been holding you back together.

My approach is to help you develop the ability to listen to what you are saying to yourself, and help you move through resolving your trauma.  What we go through in sessions is something you usually continue to process outside of sessions. As a result, you will end up in a place where you’ll feel more peaceful and accepting of yourself, your abilities, and your interactions with others.

You may feel that trauma treatment can help you, but still have questions. 

I’m not sure that what I am dealing with is trauma, or just something that bothers me.  I’m not sure if I need trauma treatment.

To help you identify and understand what may be going on for you, there are big traumas and complex traumas. 

A big trauma is a single traumatic event such as rape, war, a natural disaster, death of a loved one, a car crash etc.

A complex trauma is an accumulation of trauma or events within the context of your family or other intimate relationships that happen repetitively over time.  Some examples of this are family dysfunction, neglect or abandonment, child abuse, lack of bonding or unhealthy bonding growing up with your parents or caretakers, domestic abuse or prolonged periods of stress you went through.

Complex trauma can be harder for you to identify or see.  Any kind of trauma can affect you in similar ways.

You do not have to have every sign or symptom of trauma to deserve help.  Even if you feel you can manage your life, and it is not debilitating, what you are experiencing is most likely preventing you from having your happiest, most rewarding life.

You may not feel like you can reach out to others about what you are experiencing.  As a result, you could be missing out on enjoying all life has to offer.

I think I can manage it on my own without having to spend money on therapy.

Many don’t want to spend money if they do not have to. Maybe you’ve already tried things to help yourself, and are now feeling at a loss on what else you can do to help yourself. Professional trauma treatment and support can help you find a new way to look at and respond to things. This will result in a better understanding of what is happening inside. Making an investment in your emotional health may be one of the best decisions you make for your long-term well-being.

I’m worried that if I seek out trauma therapy, that it may bring more things up, because I have to focus on what has been bothering me even more.

This is a common worry.  Many of my clients, and people in their lives that start to notice changes, are surprised to learn that once you start listening to your thoughts, you can change them, your feelings related to them, and improve the quality of your life. This will then allow you to begin pursuing things you have wanted to do, that your past experience has been holding you back from.  When you learn to listen to your own intuition, you may be surprised at the peace and happiness that enters your life.

A very important note: I will get my cues from you as to what you are ready for.  I will follow your pace, and check in with you to see if we can continue with the therapy process. Most people experiencing this type of trauma therapy make a lot of progress, often even in the first session, and find it was very worth it.

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A client once told me, “I didn’t know what to expect.  This feels amazing!”--Anonymous*

What is my next step?

When you are ready to begin treatment, simply contact me for a free 15-minute phone consultation by clicking here to connect.

It is time that you experience relief.  I invite you to read my blog posts to start learning how you, or your loved ones, can begin to find peace.

*The above is an unsolicited testimonial from a client.