Trauma and Recovery

Many people who come into therapy are feeling depressed or unsure about their lives and relationships with others. It is difficult for them to face and handle decisions and they cannot stop having negative and self-destructive thoughts, which negatively affect their behavior toward others and at work.

After we get to know each other a number of these individuals talk about a childhood or recent trauma that they can no longer ignore. This may or may not be the reason why someone first came into therapy. Again, I take an eclectic approach to therapy. In order to use the method of treatment best for each person. At this point, we may use talk therapy to get closer to the issue or I may try EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). In either case, the goal is for the client is to make the connection between this trauma and present-day problems.

Once understanding this connection, it is easier to make changes that are needed to rebuild self-esteem, eliminate negative thoughts and behavior, re-establish relationships, and return to healthy functioning.

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