Often, what brings people to therapy is symptoms that are not connected to any specific trauma memory – symptoms like anxiety, depression, insomnia, overwhelming emotions, compulsive behaviors, trouble focusing, and relationship struggles. However, these symptoms are very often connected to thoughts and behaviors that helped you cope with difficult events in the past.
Some of these behaviors may have even helped you survive the past, and that’s ok. Sometimes though, these feelings and behaviors have a way of taking over your life. By the time you've gotten to this point, you've probably tried to deal with them on your own, without knowing quite how to do it safely and effectively. Maybe you’ve even felt like you’re “broken.” Although living through traumatic events and dealing with subsequent issues such as anxiety, depression, and compulsive behaviors can make it seem that way, you’re not broken – there is hope.
I can help support and guide you while you learn how to change your relationship with the past by focusing on healing and post-traumatic growth. You can learn how to use strengths that you never knew you had and build new ones as you start to change your life for the better and move from surviving to thriving.