Trauma can occur as a result of verbal, sexual or physical abuse, loss of a loved one, witnessing or being involved in a violent event, emotional or physical neglect, as well as many other painful experiences. Trauma has some telltale symptoms, such as bad dreams or disrupted sleep, avoiding certain people or places that are reminders of the trauma, feeling on-edge, and having flashbacks. Trauma often leads to heartbreak and spiritual wounding, where sometimes the effects of accumulated traumas express themselves as depression, anxiety, addictions and other self-injurious psychological conditions.
I am committed to working collaboratively with clients to identify how events in their past contribute to the pain they are experiencing today. I treat my clients with compassion and respect and use a variety of trauma-treatment modalities intended to help them to heal and attain more peace of mind. For example, I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) as well as in Pia Mellody’s Post Induction Therapy (PIT) model. I also address somatic issues, such as headaches, tightness/tension, and chronic pain that may be a result of traumas stored in the body. Of course, if you are experiencing any medical pain or discomfort, please consult your physician.