Psychological trauma results from extraordinarily distressing or life-threatening event(s). It results from relational or non-relational events. Relational traumas involve the exploitative harm done to one person by another with whom they have an attachment bond. This can occur from a single-event or multiple exposures to emotional, verbal, physical, or sexual abuse. Common symptoms include:
distressing memories, nightmares, or flashbacks of the incident(s)
avoidance of these memories, nightmares, or flashbacks
depressed mood or increase in anxiety
Together in therapy, we will work to help you truly thrive in the present without being overwhelmed by the thoughts and feelings of the past.