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Services Overview

Trauma and
PTSD Therapy

What is Trauma and PTSD Therapy?

People with trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experience insomnia, flashbacks, low self-esteem, and a lot of painful or unpleasant emotions. You might relive the event or lose your memory of it altogether.

When you're traumatized, you may feel like you'll never get your life back. The good news is you can recover from trauma.

Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a way to help you with a wide variety of mental health and emotional challenges. Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms so you can function better, increase your feeling of well-being, and begin your recovery journey.

 

How Trauma and PTSD Therapy Helps?

Psychotherapy helps with issues such as coping with daily life; the impact of trauma, medical illness or loss, like the death of a loved one; and specific mental health issues, like depression, trauma, PTSD, obsessive thoughts, or anxiety.

Psychotherapy has proven valuable in helping people overcome the distress, pain, and inner turmoil that come from having lived through overwhelmingly traumatic experiences.

Psychotherapy Session

Psychotherapy sessions are typically held once a week for 60-minutes. Clients share personal feelings and thought in an open and supportive environment.

Psychotherapy can be short-term (a few sessions), dealing with immediate issues, or long-term (months), dealing with long-standing and more complex issues.

What is Psychotherapy?

Approach

Overview

I apply a variety of psychotherapy approaches and adapt the strategy to fit the needs of each of my clients. Client-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy are four approaches I've found highly effective, and I apply them while working with my clients.

Client-Centered Therapy

Client-Centred Therapy is a process of freeing a person and removing obstacles so that healthy growth and development can proceed, and the client can become independent and self-directed. The Client-Centred approach to therapy operates with the assumption that we are all positive, caring, and trustworthy. I apply the concept of unconditional positive regard, and I believe that all clients, no matter what the problem, can improve without being taught anything specific by the therapist, once they and respect themselves. All the resources all lie within the client.

Narrative Therapy

Narrative therapy is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on the client’s life narratives. Stories can be a powerful negative or positive influence on the way people see themselves and their lives. I collaborate with clients to empower them to step away from problem-saturated or oppressive stories and begin to explore untold stories where their intentions, hopes, values, desires, and dreams have room to thrive.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psycho-social intervention that aims to improve mental health. CBT focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems. CBT is a proven approach I apply to assist clients in recovering from trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt therapy is an existential or experiential form of psychotherapy that emphasizes personal responsibility and the experience in the present moment. The Gestalt approach explores the present moment for the client in the therapist-client relationship, their environment, and the social contexts in the client's life. Exploring the self-regulating adjustments clients make to adapt and respond to their life situation is a core element of Gestalt therapy.

Recovering from Post-Traumatic Stress

Recovering from Post-Traumatic Stress

Maintaining Mental Health During a Crisis

Maintaining Mental Health During a Crisis

Managing Stress

Managing Stress

Working Through Grief and Loss

Working Through Grief and Loss

Managing Anxiety

Managing Anxiety

The Approach

Why Psychotherapy Might Be Right For You?

  • You’re just going through the motions of life. 
  • You’re tired of coping and want to feel like you’re thriving. 
  • Life feels way out of balance. 
  • Things are basically okay but you have the sense that something is missing. 
  • You wonder about the meaning of your life.
  • You want to create a new vision for your life, or you already have a vision but are having trouble fulfilling it.
  • You are bothered by fear and self-doubt.
  • You want to learn to feel confident.
Why Psychotherapy?

Author of

Recovering from Workplace PTSD

Recovery Guide and Workbook

A Recovery Guide and Workbook for PTSD Survivors and Mental Health Professionals

Book- Recovering from Workplace PTSD