My Approach to Helping
Life is hard, and it often feels as though the world is against us– even when things are okay. You might feel a deep sense of unworthiness, shame, guilt, or even deservedness for the way things are. You might wonder if you are broken, cursed, or that you are what’s wrong with your relationships. Childhood trauma, sexual trauma and abuse, and relational trauma all send this message to the sufferer.
These are painful wounds to carry– and you don’t have to carry them by yourself. I want to sit in those feelings with you, and help you mend these core wounds. You can find a sense of self, and realize how worthy you are as a person. yHealing from these wounds is possible, and your past does not dictate your future. You can rediscover your passions in life, form more meaningful relationships, and find a new purpose in every day.
The road to healing is a long and hard one. I will provide a safe space for you to feel seen, heard, and understood. In this nurturing environment, you will learn grounding skills to help protect you, set boundaries, and reconnect with your body and surroundings. And in your own time, we will begin the processing and integrating of the trauma and traumatic memories. Through our work together, you will have a different experince, and form a new story, and have a different ending-- opposed to what happened in the past. Through bearing witness and recollection, you will find new meaning in your story, and begin writing a new, life-giving chapter in your present.
We cannot shed our traumas, in the same way that we cannot shed who we truly are. I believe in moving through loss and moving forward with trauma. Trauma does not mean the end of our lives, or the end of you. Trauma can be the chrysalis for growth, change, and reaching a higher potential, never seen. Suffering never ceases to be, it merely ceases to be suffering.
And while we often feel alone in dealing with these struggles — you don't have to go it alone. I invite you to reach out to me, as there is always hope.