Trauma Therapy

 

You are not alone.

If living in surroundings and/or with people who you perceived and believed were unsafe, or dangerous, is part of your life history, you’ve experienced and survived trauma.

 

Yet, we all have different thoughts and beliefs about what trauma is, whether or not we’ve really experienced it, and if or how it has affected us in any way.

The medical and mental health field understands trauma very differently today then it did 10, 20, or even 30 years ago. We understand more about what trauma not only does to our human spirit, but also what changes and harmful effects trauma can cause to our brain, body, and mind when we’ve experienced trauma.

women suffering from trauma, depression and anxiety

How those experiences affected you is unique and impacted by life experiences known as Protective Factors:

  • If you had a safe person(s) in your life who helped support and see you through the traumatic experience.
  • If you were able to feel your feelings during the trauma and/or after the trauma allowing your body and emotions to have a healthy discharge of energy through crying, shaking, talking, or sharing your experience.
  • If you were able to fully escape from the situation without major physical or emotional harm.
  • If you grew up with a secure attachment from a caretaker and believed they could and did meet your physical and emotional needs.
  • If you grew up believing that you were safe, secure, loved, and cared about.
  • If how to self-soothe was modeled and taught, and you learned how to self-soothe when you felt distressed.
  • If you don’t suffer from a mental health condition such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc.
Women feeling relaxed and free and serene

Physical, Sexual, and Medical Trauma Therapy

 

Many people in their lifetime have experienced some type of adverse childhood experience or a childhood and/or adult trauma. Some people have single incident traumas occur, like being involved in a car accident where they thought, felt, and/or feared they were going to die, or they witnessed someone who was gravely hurt.

However, others may have experienced multiple traumas. These may include witnessing or being a victim of ongoing domestic violence, or childhood physical, or sexual abuse.

Medical based traumas are often single incidents, such as with a surgery or a birth trauma. However, some people have difficulty coping with ongoing traumas as they undergo required treatments for their chronic illness. These treatment experiences can often be extremely difficult and emotionally/physically traumatizing.

I help people work through the effects of trauma so they feel safe again.

 

After a trauma, many people are in shock, or feel out of control, overwhelmed, violated, anxious, and, sometimes, terrified. If any of these things have happened to you, and you are struggling with the effects of your experiences, supportive therapy can help you recover and put your life back together.

I help people work through the effects of trauma so they can feel less anxious, safe, and calm while feeling and being more connected to themselves and able to enjoy their present life.

If you would like to heal the pain you carry from your past experiences, reach out and contact me.

Man feeling healthy, healed, happy and free

I would be honored to help you create the life you want and deserve.

A sad, worried, anxious and depressed woman who has trauma issues

Have you ever perceived the surroundings or people around you as unsafe or dangerous for an extended time?

If so, then you have experienced traumaWe all have different thoughts and beliefs about what trauma is, whether or not we have experienced it, and if or how it has effected us in any way. The medical and mental health field understands trauma very differently today then it did 10, 20, or even 30 years ago. We understand more about what trauma not only does to our human spirit, but also what changes and harmful effects trauma can cause to our brain, body, and mind if we have experienced trauma.

How those experiences affected you is unique and impacted by life experiences known as Protective Factors:

  • If you had a safe person(s) in your life who helped support and see you through the traumatic experience.
  • If you were able to feel your feelings during the trauma and/or after the trauma allowing your body and emotions to have a healthy discharge of energy through crying, shaking, talking, or sharing your experience.
  • If you were able to fully escape from the situation without major physical or emotional harm.
  • If you grew up with secure attachment from a caretaker and believed they could and did meet your physical and emotional needs.
  • If you grew up believing that you were safe, secure, loved, and cared about.
  • If how to self soothe was modeled and taught, and you learned how to self soothe when you felt distressed.
  • If you don’t suffer from a mental health condition such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc.
Women feeling relaxed and free and serene

Physical, Sexual, and Medical Trauma Therapy

Many people in their lifetime have experienced some type of adverse childhood experience or a childhood and/or adult trauma. Some people have single incident traumas occur, like being involved in a car accident where they thought, felt, and/or feared they were going to die, or they witnessed someone who was gravely hurt. However, others may have experienced multiple traumas. These may include witnessing or being a victim of ongoing domestic violence, or childhood physical, or sexual abuse.

Medical based traumas are often single incidents, such as with a surgery or a birth trauma. However, some people have difficulty coping with ongoing traumas as they undergo required treatments for their chronic illness. These treatment experiences can often be extremely difficult and emotionally/physically traumatizing.

Man feeling healthy happy and free

I help people work through the effects of trauma so they feel safe again.

After a trauma, many people are in shock, or feel out of control, overwhelmed, violated, anxious, and, sometimes, terrified. If any of these things have happened to you, and you are struggling with the effects of your experiences, supportive therapy can help you recover and put your life back together.

I help people work through the effects of trauma so they can feel less anxious, safe, more calm, while feeling and being more connected to themselves and able to enjoy their present life. If you would like to heal the pain you carry from your past experiences, reach out and contact me.

I would be honored to help you create the life you want and deserve.

Ready to create your happy and hope-filled life?