Life is overwhelming sometimes. When we experience a trauma, like sexual abuse or assault, abuse as a child, physical or emotional abuse, our brains get stuck. Our mind is like a record player skipping - we experience the trauma over and over again. Small things can trigger a bad memory or make us afraid. Trauma also effects how we relate to others, making us less trusting, often isolating ourselves.
The effects of overwhelming events can vary for everyone. Overall, most people experience:
If you've experienced a trauma, you are not alone. Trauma makes us feel isolated from others, so the first step is to be courageous and ask for help. We have partnered with many people over the years and walked the healing journey with them. Often people who have been abused have awful memories playing on repeat in their heads. This is a normal reaction to trauma. We will help you get those memories off of replay. We will work on learning skills to feel safe again and how to move forward with trusting people.
Your trauma experience does not define you. You are a survivor. You need to tell your story. It's our privilege to hear your story and help you find healing. You can reclaim joy and peace again, we promise.
We are trauma therapists in Montgomery County, PA and through online counseling for residents of Pennsylvania.
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Have you been sexually abused? Maybe emotionally or physically abused? I want to hear your story and help you find peace and safety again. As a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in PTSD treatment, I utilize EMDR Trauma Therapy. Find relief from your PTSD symptoms today!
Many people fight anxiety everyday. Often this looks like constant worry, regular physical tension, rapid heartbeat, and even panic attacks. We offer anxiety counseling to help you learn new skills to lower your stress and enjoy life more.
Relationships evolve as life changes. Sometimes partners need help learning new skills to help them communicate better and strengthen their connection. We help couples improve their marriages through couples therapy.
Life gets busy, and maybe coming into the office is not doable. Or perhaps you live in a remote area, and don't have access to quality mental health care. We offer online counseling services to those residing in Pennsylvania.