Heal from Trauma/PTSD
There are two types of trauma: big “T” trauma and little “t” trauma. Trauma is a severe mental or emotional event or physical injury affecting your health and well-being. You may have insomnia or nightmares, nervousness, hopelessness, or be unable to function at work. The anxiety and overwhelming loss of control, sadness, and isolation can be unbearable; you may have tried drugs, alcohol or other substances to cope.
Big “T” Trauma
Big “T” traumas are events commonly associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) such as:
- An act of violence
- Physical assault
- Physical, emotional or sexual abuse
- Car accident
- Natural disasters
Even if you’re never physically harmed, just the threat of a physical assault, death, or sexual violence can cause intense trauma. If you’re a first responder who’s witnessed big “T” events—a paramedic, police officer, or therapist—or living and working with trauma survivors, you may be especially vulnerable to PTSD.
Little “t” trauma
Little “t” traumas are events that affect you personally but don’t fit the big “T” description. These can include:
- Death of a parent
- Loss of a child
- Emotional abuse
Experiencing these traumas can be overwhelming even if they don’t fit the criteria for PTSD. If any of these events happened during your childhood or teen years, or happened repeatedly, they can dramatically affect your emotional health.
Left untreated, mental, emotional or physical trauma can become debilitating. My experience—and support of your progress—enables me to handle any scenario, no matter how intense. We will address your trauma and help you heal so you can move forward with your life.
My specialized training and certifications in trauma treatments includes Prolonged Exposure and Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for chronic pain.