Psychotherapy for Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, Nassau County

Trauma Therapy

Most of the time when we think of trauma we think of devastating events in our lives such as abuse, or war or hurricanes such as Katrina. However, anything that sticks with us negatively, that leaves us feeling less than our selves can have long standing impact on how we function in our world.

Small Traumas
Even small traumas can eat away at our self-esteem and make us question our own self worth. As children an adult that we look up to may say something off-handed that stays with us into adulthood. We may be left with a feeling of unease about ourselves, not quite believing we can achieve all we want to in our lives. We may be left with a feeling that we are not as lovable as others. Ever react to something you later realize may have been a little over the top response? That may not be about the event that happened and may be more about something that is still unresolved for you. Therapy can help you release these feelings and help you regain you sense of worth.

Large Traumas
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD has become a household word. The media brings examples of it into our homes every night in the news. As our service members return from deployment, the news tells us more and more of them are exhibiting signs of PTSD. War is not the only thing that can cause PTSD. Any event that feels life threatening to you or someone you love can cause PTSD. Some examples of large problems are a car accident, sexual assault, physical or mental abuse, or even life threatening weather to name a few.

Symptoms of PTSD include, depression, anger, flashbacks, irritability, difficulty concentrating, hypervigilance, and insomnia to name a few. These problems rob you of your quality of life. It does not have to be this way. There is hope and help.

I have helped military veterans, victims of assault, abuse and other traumas regain their quality of life using a variety of therapeutic methods. My training includes expertise in EMDR, Rapid Trauma Resolution, and Hypnosis. Come see me and let us figure out together a plan for helping you to regain control in your life.

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