I love helping people move passed their past and heal their trauma story so they can get on with their life and live it to the fullest.
Licensed Professional Counselor in San Antonio, TX
Most mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, addiction, and disordered eating can be traced back to a history of trauma which may include a singular event or a life time of distressing events. Trauma therapy aims to help resolve traumas from childhood (e.g. abuse, bullying, or violence), adulthood (e.g. relationship trauma, sexual assault), as well as tragic losses, infidelity, and accidents.
Extensively researched treatment that has been found to be widely effective in helping people resolve traumatic symptoms and “move past your past”. EMDR has also proven effective for treatment of anxiety, depression, addictions, and complicated grief. For some clients, this form of therapy can produce rapid results, and many notice a significant shift in as few as three to four sessions.
Body-Centered therapy operates from the belief that emotional issues (e.g. stress, trauma, anxiety, grief, depression) manifest as physical symptoms and that healing occurs when the mind-body connection is strengthened. Somatic therapy supports clients in connecting to “the messages of the body” in order to provide deep understanding, healing, and transformation.
Sexual trauma is one of the most painful traumas as it's often surrounded by so much shame and self-blame that it can take a very long time to reach out for help. As someone who has worked at sexual assault agencies in Boulder, CO, San Antonio, TX and San Francisco, CA as well as treating trauma in my counseling practice, I have seen first hand the wide spread pain and havoc that sexual trauma causes. The good news is that relief from your pain is possible and freedom is within reach.
PTSD keeps you stuck in the past and unable to move forward. Whether it's a bad childhood, relationship violence, tragic loss, a bad accident, or military deployment there is a path forward for you where your mind and body can feel safe again.