Recovering from Trauma
Many of us have experienced events others call traumatic, some of us will experience post-trauma reactions. You are not alone. Many times we will even have these responses if we witness or support someone with trauma.
If you directly experienced it or indirectly witnessed it,
trauma is when you felt powerless against an overwhelming force. This definition is adapted from Judith Herman, MD. No means is this limited to: assaults, accidents, war, abuse (emotional, physical or sexual), neglect, community violence, and/or medical trauma like receiving a critical or chronic diagnosis.
I have supported people who have experienced these and many other traumatic events and who have recovered! The frequency of nightmares, self-blame, and uncontrolled fear can be greatly reduced. Their self-image, communication skills, and ability to trust themselves again improved. I would be happy and honored to collaborate with you during your recovery. I offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Somatic, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
If you feel like any of the above applies to you and you are interested in collaborating: