Many of my clients have experienced some form of trauma in their life. For those whose trauma occurred in their younger years, even if they have undergone therapy for it at some point before, they may notice distress infiltrating their life today. They may recognize this manifesting in symptoms of anxiety or depression, addiction or co-dependent relationships. This can become especially evident during life transitions. When one's role is changing (from single to coupled, becoming a parent, or losing a loved one, for example), the transition can reactivate symptoms of trauma in a new or different way.
I am a Certified Trauma Informed Therapist. This means that I have specialized training to work with clients who have experienced some form of trauma. In my work, I prioritize the importance of building a trusting foundation in the client/therapist relationship. Identifying the ways in which trauma manifests itself in a client's present day life is a critical part of recovery. With that information, we can identify and then establish, practice and master tools intended to prevent, address, and respond when trauma is triggered. This may sound formulaic but it's actually quite complex and is a deeply vulnerable process for clients. I am honored to participate in the process.
I continue to broaden my skillset in trauma treatment as the field of trauma psychology grows and matures. I am currently training in additional forms of trauma treatment.