“There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” - Laurel K. Hamilton
Isolation. Depression. Anxiety. Worry. Anger.
When we experience events that make us question who we are, or situations that threaten our safety, security and lives, this often can lead to these feelings. Additionally, trauma can affect the way our bodies feel in space and time, the relationships we have with others and the way that we interact with the world. You may wonder if there is something wrong with you. Or why you can't simply "move on" with your life. Trauma can significantly alter your perspective. However, it is important to know that perspectives can change; YOU can change.
Therapy can help guide you in rediscovering and honing in on your strengths - which often can be masked, forgotten or minimized in the face of despair and angst. Additionally, coping skills can be reinforced to learn alternative ways of facing trauma and the multiple debilitating aspects related to traumatic events.
In regards to trauma treatment, I use the following techniques:
- Relaxation Training
- Bilateral Stimulation to reinforce healthy coping skills
- Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Exposure and Response Prevention
If you are interested in pursuing treatment to address past traumatic experiences, please do not hesitate to contact me.