Therapy for Trauma
You got through it. Your logical mind knows that you're safe now. Yet, your body remembers. When you think about it, your chest feels tight. Maybe your heart is racing, and you break out in a sweat. Something in your past is haunting your every step.
If you can relate to this, I can help. Trauma can seep into every aspect of your life, from relationships, to your ability to feel and communicate your feelings, to your interest in things you used to enjoy.
A few examples of traumatic experiences:
Abuse and/or Neglect
Witnessing someone's life at risk or their loss of life
Witnessing or hearing about something traumatic that happened to someone else
This is not an exhaustive list. If you believe that what happened to you was traumatic, then it was. I am not here to judge what has happened to you. I'm here to listen and support you regardless of what you've experienced.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) can be useful in treatment of trauma. You will learn how to accept things you can't control, including your past and the uncomfortable feelings, memories, and sensations that accompany triggers in your present life. You will also learn new ways to care for yourself, such as through mindfulness and setting meaningful goals that are in line with what you value most.
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is a highly effective treatment for trauma. You can achieve some relief after a single session. ART utilizes methods from several evidence-based practices, and reprograms the way traumatic memories are stored in the brain. This results in a significant decrease in post-traumatic stress symptoms that are triggered when the memories are recalled.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you're tired of having a painful shadow.