Trauma/PTSD/Sexual Abuse

Therapy offers powerful ways to work with the mind and body to help find relief and resolution. Skilled trauma therapists help to form new foundations of trust and support as you reclaim your body and your self.


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Trauma can result from either physical or emotional abuse as an adult or as a child. Early abandonment and neglect, experiencing violence and/or war, or surviving a natural disaster are traumatic events. Any event that has completely overwhelmed your ability to cope and integrate the frightening experience might be considered traumatic.

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can turn your life upside down. You may be having flashbacks, waking up at night in a panic, feeling at risk of harm and mistrustful of others, and/or avoiding all situations that remind you of the trauma. You may also feel a strange numbness and disconnection from yourself and those around you.

Therapy can help you pick up the pieces of your shattered world and bring relief and resolution. Therapists educated in the effects of trauma can work with you to address difficult feelings at a pace that feels comfortable for you. They can help you put the traumatic events in the past, establish trust in yourself and others again, and rebuild your life with a renewed sense of safety and well-being.