Trauma and PTSD


Surviving trauma (physical, psychological, emotional, and/or sexual violence) can create an impact that lasts far beyond the immediate experience of harm. Abuse can shake your foundation, your sense of self, your understanding of the world around you. These events can so easily lead to negative core beliefs, which then color all experiences thereafter. It is common to feel overwhelmed by self-blame, shame, guilt, and judgment. You may have a fear of trust and vulnerability.

There is an instinct to run, to avoid, to push any memory or reminder into dark places. Often our bodies and brains do this all on their own, sometimes flip flopping between being constantly on alert versus shutting down, as though an emotional dial is turning up too high, and then too low. The trauma is always there, circulating. Symptoms of anxiety and depression are common. 

We will work together towards healing the trauma you have been struggling with and at your pace. I will support you with exercises and tools to help calm your nervous system and help you to more effectively deal with whatever symptoms come up for you. We will focus on what you want your life to be about, what matters to you. Therapy can offer a space to begin exploring and experimenting. A space to learn how to safely trust and step into vulnerability.