Every day I work with the bravest folks on the planet and none of you know it when you first walk in the door. You often feel defeat, overwhelm and shame. One of the first questions I’m often asked is, “why can’t I ‘get over’ my sexual, physical or emotional childhood trauma?” It’s also common to have a nagging, chronic sense that something is just not right; an unhappiness, feeling unloved or unlovable, disconnected from friends and family, and no sense of purpose or direction. These symptoms may be telling you that a past trauma–long ago dismissed, minimized or buried inside demands to be addressed.
I specialize in clients with a history of childhood sexual abuse. CSA is often buried in our mind, and for a good reason, children don’t have the ability to make sense of inappropriate sexual behaviors and your brain takes you “offline” to protect you. It doesn’t mean the impact of abuse is not there, it just means you may not be aware of its impact.
You are brave. I know because taking the steps to address trauma is hard work. It takes commitment and courage to free yourself from its effects. But, it can be done. If you are a trauma survivor who needs some help processing or if you’re experiencing some of the symptoms I mentioned earlier and suspect that trauma may be a factor, I’d love to help.