Together, we will explore the challenges you are experiencing with a goal of moving through what is troubling you, so you can function better and increase well-being and healing. Psychotherapy is an effective modality whether you are having difficulties coping with daily life, the impact of trauma, medical illness, loss of a loved one, or a specific mental health issue, like depression or anxiety.
Trauma and PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Trauma comes in many forms, from the loss of a loved one to verbal abuse. Some people who experience trauma are left with emotional scars that prohibit them from fully engaging in life.
PTSD is a diagnosed mental health condition that can develop after:
Experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault.
Learning a friend or relative was exposed to a life-threatening event.
Being exposed to life-threatening situations as a result of professional duties (e.g., first responders).
Symptoms of PTSD include:
Persistently re-experiencing the trauma: unwanted memories, nightmares, flashbacks
Avoidance of thoughts and feelings related to the trauma or reminders of the trauma
Negative thoughts and feelings that worsen after the trauma: blame of self or others for causing the trauma, decreased interest in activities, isolation, or difficulty experiencing positive emotions
Trauma-related reactivity initiated or worsened after trauma: anger and aggression, risky behavior, hypervigilance, being easily startled, poor concentration, or problems sleeping
Even if you do not meet the full diagnosis of PTSD, the effects of trauma can significantly impact your life. As a Trauma Therapist, I work with my patients to address the traumatic event(s) they’ve experienced using a variety of treatment modalities, including EMDR and Yoga Therapy