Counseling for Trauma and Abuse
Life is not always well represented by the pretty pictures posted on our social media feeds. It can be beautiful, of course, full of smiles and “firsts” and an assortment of celebrations and mundane moments of awe. But, it can also be challenging, overwhelming, and sometimes downright painful! The people that are supposed to love us can sometimes be the people that hurt us, and this can impact our ability to relate to ourselves and other people in healthy, life-giving ways.
Acknowledging and eventually allowing someone to safely bear witness to the painful experiences of our lives is a big deal. It takes a lot of courage, but ultimately facing our own wounds transforms them from something that haunts and hurts to something that strengthens, empowers, and deepens. This is an amazing process because the healing comes from a deep, whole place that already exists inside of you! Not sure you have that place in you? That’s where therapy comes in. My job to help you find this in yourself, whatever the circumstances of your life.
Being a guide to the process of healing from trauma is one of the great joys of my life. Every day, I have the honor of witnessing the transformation of shame, fear, and rage into authentic power from within. I see people just like you imagine and create a life that is worth living, in alignment with their deepest values.
In my years of treating trauma, I have learned what works and what doesn’t. It is not uncommon for people to spend years in traditional counseling without meaningful change, but my approach is predicated on a deep paradigm shift that centers what is most important in your life, and creates the space for you to act on those values with courage and kindness. This is a liberating experience! I see people heal and grow in ways they never could have imagined – and you can do this, too!
Together, we will move through a process of reconnecting with your own wisdom, unhooking from the harsh judgment and criticism of the mind, and doing what matters most to you. Gradually, you will become whole in a brand new way. You can have a life that is full, meaningful, healthy, connected, and free.
Give me a call today and lets explore what this might look like for you!