When someone experiences a single traumatic event or recurring trauma for an extended period of time, they might begin to struggle with upsetting emotions, frightening memories, or a sense of constant danger. Some people begin to feel numb, disconnected, and unable to trust other people. When bad things happen, and the difficult physical and emotional sensations do no not go away, it may be a sign that professional help is needed. It can take a while to get over the pain and feel safe again, but with the right therapist, you can begin to recover.
I am sensitive, understanding, and mindful of the challenges that survivors face on a daily basis. I can help children, teens and adults safely process trauma and make meaning of past events. Trauma survivors will never forget what has happened to them; however, with effective trauma therapy, survivors can learn to live with the memories and not be ruled by them.
I have advanced training in evidence based trauma therapies, including, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy (I am trained for use with kids and adults) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I also utilize trauma focused play therapy with my youngest survivors.
Please contact me today so you or your child can begin on the path to effective healing.