Going through a traumatic or abusive experience can be extremely painful, confusing, and difficult. Because trauma can cause you to feel powerless, helpless, and unsafe, it often has a negative impact on all aspects of your life, including your work and relationships, as well as your physical and mental health.
The term “trauma” refers to deeply disturbing experiences that you’ve endured in your past, which continue to cause discomfort in your life. Because traumatic experiences are overwhelming, the negative feelings, memories, and uncomfortable body sensations that occurred during the trauma tend to get “stuck” in your nervous system, and thus remain unprocessed. This is what accounts for the ongoing after-effects or symptoms of trauma that occur in your life, such as:
• Anxiety, worry, and fear
• Panic attacks and phobias
• Relationship problems
• Post-traumatic stress disorder
• Sleep problems and/or nightmares
Fortunately, trauma and the symptoms that it creates in your life can be addressed!
I use a variety of counseling techniques in my work with trauma and abuse. The goal is to help you resolve the emotionally painful traumas, that block you from feeling confident, empowered and fulfilled in your life.
Take the first step in healing from your trauma by getting help today. I would be glad to answer any questions you may have about the process.