Resolution and Healing
Trauma is a psychological injury not a mental illness. It happens when our brains encode an experience in terror. Like any injury, psychological injuries require effective treatment to heal.
I am currently working toward my certification in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and have also had the opportunity to train with Dr. Laurie MacKinnon, the developer of Radical Exposure Tapping (RET). RET combines elements of the three most common treatments for traumatic memories: Exposure therapy, EMDR, and the tapping sequence of the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). It is used to quickly and effectively resolve memories of disturbing events. At the end of this work together you will still remember that the events occurred but they will no longer cause distress. I've had success working with clients who have who have experienced any of a number of traumatic events including birth traumas, bullying, car accidents, domestic violence, flooding, house break-ins, house fires, sexual harassment, sexual trauma and witnessing sudden death. Let me know if you'd like to connect to discuss these approaches in more detail.