Supportive Individual Therapy

Individual TherapyIndividual therapy or counseling is an opportunity to take some quiet time to nurture and support yourself. Whether you are haunted by pain from the past, struggling with current relationships, or simply wanting to take a step back to assess where you’ve come from, where you are and where you are going, individual therapy can give you the structure and support you need to understand the patterns of your life. Think of it as a key to the door to make the changes you desire so that you may create a life that truly reflects your dreams.

When life is difficult you don’t have to handle it alone.

Healing Trauma

Psychological trauma is to the human soul what physical shock is to the body – a natural reaction to pain and injury that we experience as overwhelming. In the normal course of events, just as the body has the capacity to repair and heal itself, so too the mind or psyche is capable of regeneration and healing when given the opportunity to do so. When we are safe and supported upsetting events gradually become distant memories. All too often, however, our souls do not get the opportunity to heal that they need. When this happens the brain’s natural healing process is blocked, evoking a host of symptoms including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-defeating behaviors
  • Nightmares and trouble sleeping
  • Loss of appetite or compulsive eating
  • Overwhelming anger

Trauma can come from many sources and may be recent or rooted in the distant past. Common sources of trauma include:

  • Childhood abuse (physical, verbal or sexual)
  • Growing up with parents who are addicted to alcohol, drugs or dysfunctional behaviors such as gambling
  • Death or divorce of parents
  • Rape or sexual assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Being the victim of crime
  • Car accidents
  • Combat experiences
  • Surgeries and serious illnesses
  • Loss of job or home
  • Natural disasters such as hurricanes or floods

Effective treatment for trauma combines accessing already existing skills and strengths, nurturing safety, and a holistic approach to gently revisiting the original source of pain in order to reclaim your sense of power, safety and strength. For more information please read more about:

The Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy – DNMS

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing – EMDR

Preventing Long Term Problems After a Traumatic Experience