Trauma is when an extremely distressing situation causes intense feelings of horror or a sense of helplessness. Trauma sometimes exhibits as PTSD, which consist of signs such as:

  • Avoidance of anything that brings up the trauma

  • A sense of numbness 

  • Flashbacks of the event or disturbing dreams

  • Increased use of alcohol or other substances 

  • Feelings of despair, worthlessness, or suicidal thoughts

  • Insomnia, difficulty falling or staying asleep

  • Anxiety, restlessness, panic attacks

  • Disconnection, shutting down

  • Loss of job, increased social isolation

  • Hyper-vigilance

  • Increased hostility or rage

I use traditional and non-traditional therapy techniques to address traumas.  In addition to talk therapy, I utilize Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) or Brainspotting

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