"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them."
-- Maya Angelou
Trauma & Recovery
Nearly 8 million Americans suffer from trauma. It can happen to anyone at any age. It may happen immediately following a traumatic event or it may not happen until years later.
When you go through a traumatic experience, it's normal to feel fear, helplessness, anger, guilt, and even shame. These feelings may subside after some time but sometimes they do not. Instead these troubling emotions don’t subside or occur unexpectedly at some unsuspecting moment. You may experience re-occurring memories, nightmares, an inability to sleep, depression, a need to always be aware of your environment, or have a sense of impending doom or danger. These symptoms are a result of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
You can recover from traumatic experiences. An experienced therapist can guide you through proven techniques that can relieve your symptoms so that you can return to a normal life.
Who Is At-Risk
Victims and witnesses of life-threatening situations
Survivors of domestic violence, rape, sexual, physical and/or verbal abuse
Survivors of car accidents, natural disasters, or terrorist attacks
Combat veterans or civilians exposed to war
Anyone who experiences an unexpected and sudden death of a friend or relative
Emergency responders who help victims of traumatic events
Children who are neglected and/or abused-physically, sexually or verbally.
Recovery from a major trauma doesn’t happen overnight, but it does happen. Proven therapy techniques such as EMDR, Somatic Experiencing and Mindfulness can give you relief and help you to fully recover. We will sit down together and come up with the most appropriate therapeutic solutions to address your symptoms and concerns. Together with evidenced based therapies, you can live symptom free.