TRAUMA AND NEGATIVE LIFE EVENTS
Seventy percent of adults in the U.S. have experienced some type of traumatic event at least once in their lives, according to the National Council for Behavioral Health. A traumatic even can be: childhood neglect/abuse, sexual assault, witnessing violence, severe car crashes, war/terrorism, cultural, intergenerational and historic trauma, and natural disasters (to name a few). They can be a single trauma (ie: being mugged), recurring (ie: repeated domestic violence) or multiple (several different types of traumas over the course of months or years).
WORK WITH JAMIE TO RESOLVE YOUR PAST
Trauma symptoms show up differently for people, but here are common questions to ask yourself:
Are you burdened by past experiences that you cannot seem to let go of?
Does it ever feel like you're in danger or you cannot fully relax?
Are your current relationships suffering from past experiences?
Are you startled easily by loud noises?
Do you feel emotionally numb or distant?
Do you experience nightmares or flashbacks of the event(s)?
Are you avoiding certain places or situations due to past events?
Do you ever feel like you're in a dream-state or watching yourself outside your body?
If you answered 'yes' to any of the above you can benefit from therapy!
HOW THERAPY WITH JAMIE CAN HELP
I can help you get relief through trauma therapy - whether it happened last week or 20 years ago.
I can guide you through a process to alleviate your specific trauma symptoms using a powerful psychotherapy called EMDR. I also often use CBT to assist in challenging any negative cognitions or unhelpful patterns/habits in your life as a result of your traumas.