A traumatic event can involve a single experience, or the enduring of repeated events that completely overpowers the individual’s ability to regulate their emotions and maintain a sense of safety. The emotional or mental effects of experiencing a traumatic event may surface immediately after or slowly emerge overtime during a period of high stress or conflict. What is important to remember is, it doesn’t matter how long ago something happened, how big or small it was, what matters is how the event has impacted how you interact with yourself and experience the world around you.
There are many sources of trauma, some may include:
- Child abuse and neglect
- Domestic violence or intimate partner violence (IPV)
- Sexual abuse and sexual assault
- Grief or loss
- Incarceration and reentry
- War related trauma
- Medical trauma
- Historical/Intergenerational trauma
Throughout our work together I will support you as you begin to trust yourself and help identify how you can begin to form relationships with others again. In our sessions together, we will establish a sense of safety and control, discover your support system, and find purpose in the new normal. I will use my background in neuroscience to help identify how trauma has affected both mind and body, causing anxiety, rage, the inability to concentrate, or an overall feeling of powerlessness. I will utilize evidenced-based treatment and help you identify community resources so that you may fully integrate your past with your present.
Together we will create a meaningful life, regardless of the obstacles you have encountered.
We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.Brené Brown