Sick and tired of feeling sick and tired?
Let me guess, you've tried everything to manage the PTSD, including self-help books, stress leave, and now your favorite adult beverage is stocked in your fridge. You're starting to feel like the only way to live is to endure the tightness in your chest and pit in your stomach.
You don't have to feel this way forever. Your new way of living starts now.
Traumatic events produce exhaustion on many levels, emotionally, physiologically, and cognitively. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur when one has a difficult time recovering after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event. Triggers can bring back memories of the event, accompanied by intense emotional and physical reactions.
Also known as Vicarious Trauma or Compassion Fatigue, Secondary Traumatic Stress affects a broad range of health care providers and first responders. Secondary Traumatic Stress can occur when one is continually exposed to extreme emotional circumstances, either directly or indirectly, in an attempt to treat or support one who has experienced trauma.
Generalized Anxiety is characterized by persistent and excessive worry around a number of different things. While it's normal to feel anxious from time to time, excessive, ongoing anxiety is much more difficult to live with. Such anxiety and worry is difficult to control and can interfere with one's day to day activities.
I remember my first time in therapy. It was stuffy, uncomfortable, and inauthentic. You won't get any of that here.
Life is full of challenging moments and it becomes more difficult when we feel like we have nowhere to turn and we're reminded our last attempts at feeling better were unsuccessful. The flashbacks, sleepless nights, and feeling like you're constantly treading water do not need to be your normal anymore.
True health comes from balancing mind, body, and spirit. We do all three here.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a therapeutic modality that allows individuals to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress caused by negative or traumatic life events.
It is assumed that trauma and emotional pain take forever to heal. In the same way that your body naturally heals from an injury, the mind can heal from psychological trauma. By addressing the triggers, thought processes, and emotions associated with said traumatic memories, the mind is given space to breathe, allowing it to reprocess said memory, ultimately decreasing the associated emotional distress and moving towards mental health.
In EMDR therapy, the meaning of painful experiences transforms on an emotional level. Unlike traditional talk therapy, the insights and awareness gained from EMDR does not come from me, but rather from your own accelerated processing as the client. Wounds don't just close; they transform.
"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be."