Humans are exposed every day to events and experiences. Our past experiences determine the lens in which we view the new ones. Some of us can go through hell and keep on going, while others are completely blindsided and thrown off course. Some things we can handle and some things we need help with.
Therapy for trauma doesn't make you forget what happened, or make what happened to you okay. Therapy helps the trauma be less sharp and pointy, like a piece of glass that has been polished by the waves and sand.
When you work with me I will help you understand the ways the event has influenced how you view yourself and the world. I will help you understand why you are affected so much by what happened and what you can do to change it. You are in control now.
Avoiding specific locations, sights, situations, and sounds that serve as reminders of the event
Anxiety, depression, numbness, or guilt
Intrusive thoughts, nightmares, or flashbacks
Anger, irritability, and hypervigilance
Aggressive, reckless behavior, including self-harm
Negative Mood and Cognition Symptoms
Loss of interest in activities that were once considered enjoyable
Difficulty remembering details of the distressing event
Change in habits or behavior since the trauma
Research has proven psychotherapy to be the most effective form of treatment for trauma.
If you or someone you know matches the trauma symptoms listed above, I am confident that I can help and invite you to contact me today for a free consultation.