Have you experienced a distressing or disturbing event, causing you to feel powerless or emotionally weak? You may have recurring memories, thoughts, and emotions about this experience resulting in what feels like constant anxiety. These are all symptoms of trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It can take time to feel safe and whole again after trauma. Trusting people and yourself again can be difficult.
Other common symptoms of trauma include numbness, panic attacks, obsessive thoughts or behaviors, and detachment from the world around you. If you have undergone a situation or event that left you feeling threatened or confused, you may have been traumatized. Even if you feel this event or events were not intentionally done to affect you so deeply, your feelings are what define it as trauma. Your emotions and fears are valid, and I am here to help.
I specialize in EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, to aid in reclaiming your personal traumas. EMDR is a psychotherapy technique that redirects causes and symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder through external stimuli.
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I have been working with individuals who have experienced chronic childhood trauma or acute trauma for over 17 years. My belief is that no matter how long ago the trauma occurred healing is possible through help with an experienced professional. It is never too late to tackle traumatic events and move forward toward a more free and fulfilling life.
If and when you find these feelings will not go away, it is time to seek help. If you are experiencing trauma-related symptoms, contact me today. Healing is possible, you are not alone, and you are in the right place.