Trauma and PTSD
Most people will experience some kind of traumatic event during their lifetime. A trauma is any kind of experience outside of your control that threatens your felt sense of safety, weather it be emotional, psychological, or physical. There is no right or wrong way to react to or cope with trauma. Each person reacts to trauma in a unique way in an effort to re-esetablish a sense of protection and self-preservation. Some common responses include thinking about the traumatic event when you don't want to, feeling numb, detached or powerless, having trouble sleeping, feeling angry or easily startled, and having problems in relationships. By using a trauma-informed care approach to therapy, I can support you in taking back your power, regaining control of your life, and healing from the trauma(s) you have experienced.