Have you experienced a trauma in your life? I help people reclaim their lives beyond experiences from the past. My goals is to help you understand what is and what is not working to make tomorrow better than today.
Unforeseen events such as violence, death, sexual/physical assault, accidents, medical procedures, bullying or another traumatic experience can be a shock to one’s mind and body. Perhaps your life feels turned upside down.
Have you found that:
- You feel caught in your own negative feelings and thoughts?
- You experience irritability and easily upset not knowing why?
- You feel tense in your body and pressure within that wants to explode?
- You isolate and avoid family, friends or places you once enjoyed?
- You are tearful or emotionally unpredictable?
- Certain sounds, places, smells, or tastes bring you back to painful sensations of your traumatic experience?
There are different Types of traumatic experiences. Some experience a “single-incident” trauma such as an accident, sexual assault or another frightening event once. Even a single-incident trauma can have deep and long lasting impact. Others experience “cumulative trauma” that can come with repeated events such as physical/sexual abuse, or domestic violence and have been hidden for years.
Trauma takes on many forms. The psychological and physiological symptoms are often interwoven. You may feel unable to shake the fear and anxiety that disturbs your body day and night. Your brain and body are unable to function as it did before the trauma. Your brain and body may feel “hijacked” and under such situations to protect yourself during the time of threat.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
I help adults and children with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I help adults and children who may feel they are a lost cause, or internally irrevocably broken; but they are not. You are not alone and there is hope. Trauma based therapy techniques that are advanced and proven, including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and Mindfulness, which can be used to help find relief and are holistic approaches to effective healing.
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach proven effective treatment for trauma. It is a therapy approach on the cutting edge of neuroscience that taps into your brain’s amazing ability to create new, positive pathways that leave bad memories in the past. Research has shown that EMDR is rapid, safe and effective. Sometimes this approach is desired as an alternative to medications to aid in symptom relief. Learn more about EMDR.
Start the Healing Process
The bottom line is you don’t have to let the effects of trauma weigh you down any longer. There is hope for a brighter and better future. Call me today at (818) 495-0570 for your free 15 minute consultation to learn more how I can help.