Whether happening just once, or repeatedly, trauma can devastate your life.
You might feel on edge, constantly aware, have frequent nightmares, or even feel as if at times you are not a person, symptoms that can wreak havoc on your relationships, your work, and your daily life.
Therapy Can Help
We start by helping you build skill and confidence in stabilizing your mind and your body. Before taking steps into healing trauma, you first need to be able to manage your body’s response to the trauma. We help you develop skills in a variety of areas based on what works for you: deep breathing, paired-muscle relaxation, guided imagery, grounding, and mindfulness are just some of the skills we can utilize.
We then take our time, following your lead, in processing and making peace with the trauma. This doesn’t mean condoning what happened or “forgiving and forgetting”. It does mean containing it into words, giving yourself the care and compassion you may not have gotten shortly after the trauma, and retraining your brain and body that a “fight or flight” response is no longer needed.