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    Trauma | PTSD

    Sometimes people experience things so horrific that it changes who they are - and these things can happen either in childhood or in adulthood. Experiences can range from childhood abuse or neglect, sexual or physical assaults, combat, and racism

    Maybe something has happened to you, but you're not quite sure that it is a "real" trauma...because other people have brushed it off or made you think it really wasn't a big deal. 

    Maybe you have never talked about it because you think you "shouldn't" have allowed it to happen and it just feels so shameful

    You have a stable job, friends, and relationships and yet- something doesn't feel right.

    You feel on edge all the time, irritable, or angry. Or you don’t feel anything at all, not even happiness or joy. You’re exhausted from the constant worry. You no longer can trust other people and the way that you see yourself and others has drastically changed.

    You want more for your life: to not have to worry all the time, to be able to trust, to really be vulnerable and real with your loved ones. Therapy can help. 

    If you've survived a trauma and haven't been able to fully recover, you may:
    • Avoid people, places, or things that remind you of the trauma. You try desperately to forget what happened, but the thoughts and memories pop-up, seemingly out of nowhere.

    • Have nightmares that get in the way of your sleep.

    • Feel edgy, irritable, or angry. Or you don’t feel anything at all, not even happiness or joy.

    • Feel exhausted from the constant worry.

    • Blame yourself for what happened, feel guilty or ashamed.

    • No longer can trust other people and the way that you see yourself and others has drastically changed. 

    ​Symptoms include:

    • Feeling anxious or on edge

    • Anger and irritability

    • Numbness

    • Nightmares

    • Intrusive thoughts or bad memories

    • Racing thoughts

    You CAN learn to overcome the difficult feelings that result from a trauma...

    I can help you work through painful and overwhelming thoughts, feelings, and memories and learn the tools necessary to get unstuck and feeling safe.

    Complete the form or use the calendar below to schedule a free 15-minute consult.