Gentle, compassionate trauma therapy.
Trauma, whether it was a recent, one-time event or a lifetime of abuse, changes how you see the world. You may grieve for a feeling of safety you once knew, or may not remember ever feeling truly safe. You may feel incredible guilt that you couldn’t do more to protect yourself, or people you love, from harm.
Nearly always there is shame—a core belief that you are different, damaged, and defective. It may be our most powerful emotion. It keeps us isolated and is a barrier to hope. What I have found from years of helping people overcome trauma is that, once this barrier is removed, once you truly believe “I am not alone,” change feels possible.