Trauma is complex, and how it impacts the lives of its survivors have some similarities, but it can also differ based on sex, gender, culture, socio-economic status, religious affiliation, and personal development. I specialize in trauma-recovery work with individuals who have been sexually-abused, exposed to domestic violence, who suffer from emotional wounds of relationships, have encountered physical trauma through an unexpected accident, or have been of witness to an unexpected loss of a loved one.
Trauma has a way of interfering with life, by causing you to feel alone. Trauma can cause you to feel like your body has betrayed you, and it can no longer be trusted. Then comes the unwanted intrusive thoughts that cause you to feel like you’re “here” in the moment, but not really here. The intrusive thoughts not only overstay their welcome, but they bring friends called flashbacks, body sensations, and anxiety. These “friends” are not really your friends, but they remind you of what you try so hard to forget. I’d like to think of it as the body’s plea for healing. Sometimes, making the mental decision to “put the past behind you” is not enough to unhook yourself from the impact of trauma. I want you to have access to the life you might not have recognized as possible, prior to working with me. Whether you believe it or not, you’re worth more than a temporary bandaid of relief. You’re worth more than drunken days, and short-lived highs out of attempt to self-medicate. I want to help you clean out the wounds of trauma, so that you can begin to live a healthier, more wholesome life.
I work well with those who are motivated for change, and who are ready to intentionally invest their time and effort into healing. In our sessions, I help you build the confidence and the sense of safety you need to begin unblocking then reprocessing repressed thoughts, memories, and emotions. I also show you how the body carries the wounds of trauma. Additionally, I teach you how to set boundaries, while challenging imposed guilt and shame. You’re capable of healing, regardless of where you’re starting from. I’m ready to help you truly start feeling better. So, if any of this speaks to you, please reach out.