Trauma is defined as a deeply distressing or disturbing experience that can cause psychological injury or pain. Trauma can look different for every person. Some examples are...
What is Trauma?
loss of a loved one
loss of a job
physical/ sexual/ emotional abuse
witnessing or being involved in a scary event
ending of a relationship
3 Main Types of Trauma:
Acute trauma: results from a single incident
Chronic trauma: repeated and prolonged such as domestic violence or abuse
Complex trauma: exposure to varied and multiple traumatic events
"Ever since my early childhood, I had dealt with emotional stresses and traumatic events on my own. Events that I never thought I would be able to tell anyone. When I was introduced to Erika, I was very hesitant at first because I was not able to trust anyone. Once I started individual counseling with her, I realized how professional, compassionate, and dedicated she is as a therapist and human being. She helped me surpass traumatic events that were not letting me become the best version of myself. For example, understanding that I was not guilty for the sexual abuse that I suffered as a child in the hands of my aunt’s husband was a big breakthrough in my life and that is thanks to her. She always extends her hand more than she ever needs to. She is my angel and forever I will be grateful with her. I would recommend Erika to anyone who is seeking therapy without thinking twice."
“After experiencing trauma, one can start to develop physical and emotional responses to it. ”
If you are struggling with trauma, it’s important for you to know it is not your fault.
Your life has changed and it may have altered how you view the world. You may feel alone and unsure who to talk or turn to.
You may feel as though you have lost everything. You may feel empty, confused, scared and not sure how to begin the process to heal.
It’s okay to not have all the answers right now, but I want you to know that you can feel better.
We have Certified Trauma Professional therapists trained specially in helping children, teens, and adults in addressing the emotions associated with the traumatic event(s).
When you work with us, we will first teach you how to manage the emotions associated with trauma that might be causing distress in your life.
We will give you the tools to process your trauma in a safe environment and empower you towards finding the healing you deserve.