They say 'time heals all wounds.' That simply isn't true. Unresolved trauma isn't left in the past, it sticks with us wherever we go.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Atlanta, GA
Much of what we identify as trauma is directly related to grief and loss. Loss of dream, opportunity, relationship, job, friend or family member death - the list goes on and on. The sadness and disappointment that life can pile on can leave us feeling flattened, anxious and maybe even hopeless. Fortunately talk therapy and structured grief work can really help. As can neurobased therapies which help the body to release negative body memories that may be keeping us low.
Too masculine, not masculine enough? Too in touch with emotions, not in touch enough? For so many of us men, we don't fit into any one box. Yet, we might have been raised or currently living among people who don't get us. This can lead us to question if we are 'good enough' or 'doing it right.' Learn how to be comfortable in whatever way you choose to express who you are. Let me help you release old fears, old patterns and live authentically, now and everyday.
The number one complaint of adults in America is anxiety. It isn't weakness or a lack of trying - we are literally carrying body memories of trauma, overstimulation, being unfairly judged, etc which inform our experience today. We may be oversensitive to stimulation in the environment now making us jumpy, hypervigilant, irritable, overreactive - or underreactive - leading to bad decision making - maybe even blowing shit up that we care about. Fortunately, neurobased therapies help.
Brainspotting is one of two neurobased modalities that I augment into talk therapy to reduce anxiety and eliminate trauma responses. Brainspotting helps to reduce physical pain, memories become less painful, negative thought patterns are reduced, improves sleep and increases energy. Safe and Sound Protocol is a sound therapy that reduces anxiety and increases social engagement. Especially helpful to adults with anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, ADD, social anxiety/phobias.