“The truth is, you cannot love yourself unless you have been loved and are loved. The capacity to love cannot be built in isolation.” – Bruce Perry
Trauma changes you. It changes the way you relate to yourself, to others, and the wiring of the brain. If you are recovering from a traumatic event, or struggle with unwanted memories, uncomfortable physical symptoms, or wonder if you’ll ever be able to trust again, we are here to help.
There are plenty of statistics on the impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), the effects that trauma has on the brain and body, and the staggering amount of victims of childhood abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault. It is overwhelming. But we do not lose hope. We firmly believe in neuroplasticity, or the brain’s ability to change and ‘re-wire’ around safety when healing from trauma. Yes, PTSD is a terrible and very real diagnosis that millions of Americans suffer from. However, we have witnessed post-traumatic growth evolve when people have access to positive supports and do their inner work. Healing from the echoes of trauma is possible, and we implement compassionate and client-focused evidence-based therapies alongside children, adolescents, and women as a specialty of our practice.
If you are experiencing:
– Difficulty sleeping or feeling unable to face the day
– flashbacks, unwanted memories, disturbing visions
– Hyper-vigilance or feeling ‘on edge’
– Losing time in the day, feeling disconnected from yourself
– Wondering if you will ever trust again
– Desires to feel joy and more connected to others
…Then trauma counseling at Be and Belong Counseling would be honored to walk alongside you on your healing journey.
Trauma therapy combines different approaches and techniques to help lessen, even eliminate, the painful mental and physical responses raised by the memory of traumatic events, and seeks to create new healthier patterns in your brain. It’s our goal to identify the “root” of your emotional and physical suffering, to discuss ways to deal with unhelpful thoughts and behaviors, and to teach you strategies to manage your stress and empower you to move forward. If you would like to see if we would be a good fit, please contact us today for an appointment.