Trauma

Trauma

There is life after trauma. You may have tried to heal yourself, but you can’t seem to find the way out. It may be time to ask for help. A trained trauma professional can help you work through the feelings, the emotional bruises, and the fears that come with these events. I can help you get to the other side of this.  Imagine a life without these symptoms. We can’t undo the trauma. When bad things happen, it can be challenging to move on. One day you’re fine and the next your whole world has changed. You can’t sleep, you drink too much, you’re jumpy and just not right. Besides, It feels like everyone’s a threat. You can’t trust or connect anymore. It affects your relationships. Then the nightmares start- at night, when you do sleep, your brain just relives everything. Even worse, during the day, you don’t have nightmares, but you’re preoccupied with thoughts of bad things happening. You worry about everything and try to plan for any of the bad things you think might happen. Maybe you’ve even gotten to the point where it’s so bad that ending your life seems like an option.

Often, if I ask someone if they have “trauma” in their life, they’ll say no. Most people don’t define the bad things that have happened in this way. In therapy, we talk about “Big T” and “Little T.” There are Big T’s:

things like natural disasters, assaults, major loss, or life threatening situations, and Little T’s: like moving, bullying, emotional abuse, or death of a pet. Whether you define the things that have happened to you as trauma or not, the aftermath can really affect your quality of life.

  • Insomnia, or inability to sleep
  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks, reliving the incident(s)
  • Anxiety, constant fear
  • An inability to connect or trust others
  • Difficulty trusting yourself and your own judgement
  • Depression, negative thoughts
  • Anger, lashing out at others
  • Difficulty functioning in everyday life
  • Suicidal thoughts

Trauma has stolen your life.

There is life after trauma. You may have tried to heal yourself, but you can’t seem to find the way out. It may be time to ask for help. A trained trauma professional can help you work through the feelings, the emotional bruises, and the fears that come with these events. I can help you get to the other side of this.

Imagine a life without these symptoms. We can’t undo the trauma. Nonetheless, what we can do is work through the attached symptoms and make this a part of your story instead of the chapter you’re stuck. Imagine being able to connect with others again. You can trust again – mostly yourself, to spot any red flags and protect yourself from danger. You can sleep, and the nightmares have stopped. You don’t need substances to cope. Life is exciting again, and there’s hope for the future.

It’s all about thriving and not just surviving.

If you’re feeling ready to move on from this, I can help. We can choose from several tools – not only talk therapy – but also to create a personal plan to get you to the other side. We work gently and slowly through your particular symptoms to get you to a place where you’re living and not just reacting to the world around you. I would love for you to call so that we can get you living your life again and not just surviving it.