3 out of 5 adults
report experiencing trauma
or other difficult family circumstances in their lifetime
When it first happened, you wondered if you could ever move forward – but you did. You took those first steps – so why do you still feel so heavy some days? You never considered what you went through as a trauma, but then how come things still make your body tense and your mind race? Sometimes you aren’t even sure what made your palms sweat and the room spin. Thoughts of the past seem to force their way in no matter how good the day is going. Why can’t you just feel safe in your own skin?
Sexual Assault / Sexual Abuse Related Trauma
Whether you’ve experienced trauma related to sexual abuse/assault, or struggle with PTSD, Anxiety or Depression as a result of sexual trauma – I can help you make sense of the mess that seems to be taking over your daily life, relationships and career. Trauma related symptoms seep in to the simplest tasks, unrelated to the original event because the brain hasn’t been able to process and re-organize it in a safe and controlled environment. That’s where working with a trauma informed and trained therapist makes all the difference. Let’s detangle the complicated & uncomfortable parts in therapy together at your pace.
First Responder Support & Vicarious Trauma
You give every inch of yourself in this line of work: physically, emotionally and mentally. The constant stress and pressure of this job impacts you, your relationships and your family – which is not something everyone understands. You don’t have the luxury of a typical 9 to 5 when you are in the business of caring for and protecting other human beings. But dedicating your life to this profession and your patients requires you to value your own health as much as you value theirs.
You deserve support. You deserve to let those walls down and release the stories, images, sounds and smells you carry with you all day long, week after week. I specialize in working with individuals whom experience vicarious trauma because of their positions in the medical/health/enforcement fields. Whether you are a nurse, doctor, EMT, firefighter, law enforcement, ER technician – this is a place you can begin to heal.
You don’t have to carry the weight forever. That weight prevents you from experiencing joy in relationships, success at work – even sleeping through the night. You deserve more. I can help. I know how to help you feel lighter – and ease the anxiety. Unpack the messy and complicated in a space that allows you to reconcile your past trauma and feel confident in the present. I can show you how to regain your confidence – so you feel like you again. Contact me for your free 15-minute phone consultation.