You know you are a good, strong, and loving person, but you also fear that at any moment, you can lose control if triggered by someone or something.
A certain sound that startles you. A person or place that brings back a memory and puts you on edge. A repeated nightmare during sleep. And once triggered, you feel that your thoughts and reactions are off to the races. You wish so much to push the stop button, but you just can’t do it in the moment. You feel as if your post traumatic stress has hijacked your ability to be in control.
Do you find yourself wanting to avoid things from the past, but also tired of the past defining you? Defining your relationships, letting it dictate what you can and can’t do. Or being alone because you’re too scared to trust anyone.
You fear that if you don’t get a handle on it soon, you may lose out on things, those you care about, your job, school, or other opportunities that may come your way.
But it is possible to put the past in the past.
I help people who are experiencing symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress. Individuals who have experienced pain, heartache, and trauma, recently or in the past, change the neuropathways so that they are no longer experiencing such strong startled responses or continuous, ruminating thoughts of past memories.
I help you understand why these reactions happen and help you build coping strategies right away so that you feel more comfortable and confident to take the steps that will help you reduce triggers and the reactions that come with them. Click here to find out how EMDR therapy can help.
My hope is that when you end counseling, you’re not worried about losing control, carrying fear and pain wherever you go, and no longer missing out. Instead, you’re living life each day as your true self – strong, loving, happy, and present with those around you.
If your wounds aren’t given attention, they will continue to scream for attention. But once healed, they remain quiet in the background without the need to creep up again. It’s like seeing a scar on your skin from an old injury. You remember what happened, but it no longer stings when you touch it. Instead,