Trauma Work

Most people will experience trauma in their lifetime whether it’s a car accident, abuse or neglect, the sudden death of a loved one, a violent criminal act, exposure to the violence of war, or a natural disaster.

Unresolved trauma can leave a person with deep emotional pain, fear, confusion, or posttraumatic stress for many years. I have specific training in trauma informed therapy and can provide the support, guidance, and assistance essential to healing from trauma.

Symptoms of trauma include but are not limited to:

Avoidance Symptoms

  • Avoiding specific locations, sights, situations, and sounds that serve as reminders of the event
  • Anxiety, depression, numbness, or guilt

Re-experiencing Symptoms

  • Intrusive thoughts, nightmares or flashbacks

Hyperarousal Symptoms

  • Anger, irritability, and hypervigilance
  • Aggressive, reckless behavior, including self-harm
  • Sleep disturbances

Negative Mood and Cognition Symptoms

  • Loss of interest in activities that were once considered enjoyable
  • Difficulty remembering details of the distressing event
  • Change in habits or behavior since the trauma

 

Whether your symptoms are shown above or if your wounds have taken a different form, healing is possible. If you are ready to begin healing and to feel hopeful, contact me today for a free consultation.