Trauma

Many people experience a traumatic event in the life. Unfortunately, others experience multiple traumatic events and some even experience these types of events on a daily basis.

Examples of traumatic events may include:

  • Violence in your community
  • The death of a loved one
  • Physical, emotional or sexual abuse
  • Neglect
  • A serious car accident or other type of accident
  • Domestic violence
  • Witnessing drug or alcohol abuse
  • War
  • Terroristic events

A person may also experience trauma, even if it may not seem as significant to another person such as moving to a new home, losing their beloved pet or being bullied.

My goal in therapy is to help you process the traumatic event in a safe environment. I will help you identify current triggers, which may cause your body to enter into what is known as the “flight or fight” mode. If a person avoids or is unable to process their trauma then it often leads to symptoms such as irritability, depression, anxiety, hopelessness and even thoughts of suicide.

It is imperative to realize there are trained professionals who are ready to help you. You no longer need to feel stuck and unable to cope.

In addition, I am currently in the process of becoming a certified clinical trauma professional because I am so invested in helping those struggling to cope with their personal traumatic experiences.