Trauma

I work with clients who are healing from unresolved trauma due to early physical, emotional and sexual abuse, addiction, heartbreak, depression, stress, a sense of emptiness, anger, anxiety, and other challenges.

I specialize in working with people who are struggling to regain hope, perspective; to finally let go of old patterns and habits that create pain, anxiety, shame, depression and anger.

As a trauma specialist, I use traditional and non-traditional therapy techniques to address triggers, PTSD, panic attacks, etc., in a thoughtful manner.  For many, trauma may be exhibited through anxietydepression, panic attacks, etc.  In addition to talk therapy, I also utilize Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) when appropriate, as well as Somatic work when it seems useful and helpful.

“Traumatic symptoms are not caused by the event itself. They arise when residual energy from the experience is not discharged from the body. This energy remains trapped in the nervous system where it can wreak havoc on our bodies and minds.”  Peter Levine

Trauma can be characterized as an extremely distressing situation that causes a person(s) to feel intense feelings of horror or a sense of helplessness. Trauma can affect someone psychologically, emotionally, and physically. These traumatic events can be experienced first-hand or witnessed. Examples of traumatic events can be the following: sexual abuse, physical abuse, military combat, witnessing violence, neglect, and verbal abuse just to name a few.