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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

“Let this darkness be a bell tower and you the bell. As you ring, what batters you becomes your strength."

- Rainer Maria Rilke


When memories of traumatic experience haunt you as flashbacks or hallucinations, you may be suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Rather than treating the cause, many people simply avoid situations that remind them of the original traumatic event. As a result, they become hyper-alert, irritable or have sudden outbursts. Very often, adverse childhood experiences are the root cause of PTSD. These may include:

  • Physical abuse

  • Sexual abuse

  • Emotional abuse

  • Neglect (physical and emotional)

  • Household violence

  • Mental Illness in the home

  • Divorce or separation

  • Parental alcoholism or substance abuse

  • Incarcerated family member


A history of trauma is likely to impact you throughout your life, and research has shown a strong link between PTSD and poor health. I can work with you to help you understand the role trauma plays in your life, and how you can move forward. By untangling yourself from the past, we can create healthy alternatives for you in the present. 


 In working with PTSD, I use a combination of EMDR Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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