Do you find yourself feeling misunderstood? Wondering why you have a difficult time trusting others, or why relationships never seem to work out? Because of this, you either keep quiet or feel the need to constantly defend yourself? Maybe you even catch yourself responding in ways that just make the situation worse! It’s frustrating. It’s exhausting. And we all know it’s way easier to avoid these situations but THEN you’re lonely and depressed. Time to make a change and figure this out together!
I provide trauma-informed care, a treatment model that focuses on how our pasts affects our current realities. Our brains are constantly scanning for danger and all takes for something to be internalized as traumatic is an intolerable emotional experience — a moment or event where we were unable to respond and instead felt stuck or out of control because it was just too much.
Defining trauma in this way allows us to work together, with my clinical expertise and your life experiences, to better understand how you may have fallen into patterns of behaviors that don’t work. This new understanding of trauma helps us gain awareness as to what is getting in the way of you living your best life.
Throughout our work together you will learn adaptive coping skills and how to find those choice-points in moments of distress where you have the opportunity to break free from old patterns and choose to respond in a way that promotes your ultimate wellbeing.