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Trauma Abuse Self Esteem Anger Fear PTSD

If these sound true for you, you may feel embarrassed to open up about what you're really going through, even to family and friends. You may feel like no one understands. Even though you may feel alone in your struggle, what you are experiencing is normal--trauma is a normal response to overwhelming and abnormal circumstances. Gabor Maté says "Trauma is not what happens to you; trauma is what happens inside you as a result of what happens to you."  It's okay to ask for help. You don’t have to keep putting yourself last. 

Life's challenges can feel dark, heavy, or even impossible to deal with. Many people who are seeking out trauma therapy feel nothing they have tried has given them relief from the years of pain and suffering. Perhaps you can relate. Maybe you know you'd feel relief if you worked through your trauma, but it feels safer and more comfortable to stay in the discomfort because it's familiar, or you feel like it's easier to just avoid emotions completely. You may not realize how impactful your past experiences were on you; or perhaps you know this very well, but are not sure even where to begin because it feels like too much.  You may feel like you are too much and not enough all at the same time.  Stuck in overwhelm and feeling defeated, you desperately want to see the light at the end of this dark tunnel.

Do any of the following feel familiar?

  • You find it difficult to cope with emotions, and feel exhausted from your constant attempts to distract yourself from bothersome emotions, thoughts and memories.

  • You feel lonely and disconnected, even when you are with others. 

  • You feel numb and aren't able to really feel joy.  It seems like whenever something good happens, you are always waiting for the next ball to drop, or for that good thing to be taken away, so it's just easier not to feel anything at all.

  • You feel constantly "on guard", have difficulty relaxing, and may have nightmares that disrupt your sleep.

  • You often feel worthless, unlovable, or like there is something wrong with you.

Trauma and PTSD Therapy in Arizona

Trauma Therapy Can Help You Get Your Life Back.

Imagine being able to....

  • Tolerate difficult situations and emotions with more ease and confidence

  • Feel freed from painful memories of your past, allowing you to be more present in the here and now

  • Genuinely feel joy

  • Show kindness and forgiveness towards yourself

  • Shift into a more positive and hopeful outlook on life

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How Trauma Therapy Works

Trauma Therapy consists of one-on-one sessions that help you work towards resolving your underlying trauma and reducing trauma related symptoms. In addition to listening to your story, I will share what neuroscience tells us about what's happening within you, and address the root cause of your struggles. I play an active role. I've helped individuals with traumatic life experiences to find a way to let go of the pain that has been buried so deep. My clients walk away from therapy feeling freed from painful past experiences, equipped with tools to manage emotions and life stressors, and with a greater sense of self acceptance.

 

Here’s how it will work step-by-step:

1.    First, I provide a safe, non-judgmental space so you can feel comfortable sharing your struggles with me. 
2.   We will work together to discover what your goals are in therapy and in life.
3.   Through exploring your family history and your story, I will start to get a picture of where your challenges stem from.

4.   I will start helping you with immediate concerns such as managing difficult emotions, so you can develop tools to tolerate distress.
5.   Keeping your unique goals in mind, we’ll figure out what’s needed to help you reach them. EMDR and IFS are very effective therapies that I utilize, which have been shown to resolve trauma and alleviate PTSD symptoms.  
6.   Over the course of our sessions, you will start making progress towards the life you desire and deserve.

Let’s Get Started Today

Ready to start feeling better?  Trauma therapy can help can positively change your thinking, beliefs, emotions, and behaviors. It can help you let go of what’s holding you back.

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