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  • Trauma Therapy – PTSD & Complex Trauma Recovery

    Trauma TherapyIs Trauma Therapy for Me?

    You go through the motions of daily life and most of the time you’re doing okay, but other times you feel disconnected, spaceyor forgetful.

    You go from feeling numb to feeling intense anger, fear, or sadness. These feelings seem to come out of nowhere and confuse you. When you’re overwhelmed, you get irritated and snap at others but then you immediately feel guilty and mad at yourself. 

    You recall upsetting childhood memories and wonder if it was abuse, but then scold yourself for “being dramatic.” You tell yourself it wasn’t that bad, yet you struggle to move past it. All trauma is valid, and no trauma is too big or small to work through!

    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & Complex Trauma

    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can develop after you’ve experienced a traumatic or disturbing event. Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) develops from exposure to repeated traumas throughout life. Both PTSD and CPTSD can create issues with self-esteem and relationships.

    Examples of trauma include, but are not limited to, childhood abuse, domestic partner abuse, childhood neglect, abandonment, witnessing domestic violence, being raised by an emotionally withholding parent, being the victim of psychological/emotional manipulation, sexual assault, experiencing any life threatening event, and military deployment (Visit US Department of Veterans Affairs for additional resources).

    Trauma Symptoms:

    • Trouble focusing or concentrating
    • Experiencing “brain fog”
    • You or your surroundings don’t feel “real”
    • Frequent worry, fear, easily startled or agitated
    • People pleasing
    • Feeling depressed
    • Perfectionistic behaviors, overly organized or structured
    • Trouble sleeping, nightmares
    • Physical pain: stomachaches, headaches, muscle aches
    • Trouble in relationships
    • Feeling guilt and shame
    • Low self-esteem, overly critical of self
    • Avoiding people or places that cause stress

    How Trauma Therapy Helps

    You’re not broken. Through therapy you can begin to heal and live the type of life you want. With therapy you can:

    • Understand trauma responses
    • Feel less anxious and depressed
    • Improve your concentration, be able to enjoy the moment
    • Improve relationships and recognize trauma bonding
    • Discover helpful ways of coping with strong emotions
    • Discover ways to create a sense of safety and calm
    • Improve your self-esteem, decrease self-loathing and self criticism
    • Feel more connected and whole

    Get Started with a Trauma Therapist

    You can feel at peace and have hope. Contact me to get started with trauma therapy.

    Online Locations: Nashville, Tennessee – Brentwood, Tennessee – Atlanta, Georgia – Sandy Springs, Georgia – Greater Tennessee and Georgia Area

    Mailing Addresses: 1604 Westgate Circle, Brentwood TN. 37027 – 5887 Glenridge Dr. Sandy Springs, GA. 30328