Trauma affects everyone. If you are alive, you have likely experienced trauma in some form. I once heard trauma defined as an event or life circumstance that shattered a person's current worldview. It is a robbery of innocence. When the shock of trauma gets stuck in the nervous system, it creates symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder including nightmares, flashbacks, panic attacks, and hyper-vigilence. The effects may show up differently in different people and can create problems in relationships, work, and enjoying life. It can feel debilitating to function in the world the way you used to, and it may feel like no one really understands what you're going through. You don't have to be alone in this, and you don't have to live with suffering anymore.
The incredibly hopeful news about trauma, is we can heal from it! We can completely clear the traumatic response from your body so that you can feel like yourself again. Trauma is a "brain thing," and your brain knows how to heal itself, just like every other part of your body. However, trauma can be so intense that the brain needs some guidance and a nudge in the right direction to begin the healing process.
Together, we will pick up the pieces, make sense of it all, and relieve your suffering in a real, tangible, effective way. The method I use to help clients heal their trauma is called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). It is a widely researched and evidenced-based treatment method specifically developed to treat and heal trauma of all kinds. You don't have to live with pain and suffering anymore. Claim your life back! I'll be your guide throughout the process, but you are in charge of how fast or slow we go. I'll explain the process in full so you will know what to expect every step of the way. We've got this!