My Approach to Helping
I am happy that you stopped by my website, because, just viewing it means that your interested in investing and bettering yourself for the long run. Being in therapy can have a positive impact to your life for years to come. If trauma is left untreated, it can gravely impact your physical and emotional health overtime. Are you ready to embark this healing journey?
Do you remember during your childhood ever encountering sexual touch or experiencing sexual acts by family, neighbors, babysitters, or family friends? Perhaps at the time you didn't know what they were doing to you.
Maybe you thought that it was their way they showed you love. Perhaps you were completely aware that what they were doing to be wrong but you were afraid to speak up about the situation.
Maybe you told someone in your family and they didn't believe you that the perpetrator was doing these acts to you and the sexual abuse continued to happen to you.
Have you ever been forced and threatened to engage in sexual acts you didn’t give consent to?
Did you grow up in an environment where nobody in your family ever told you they loved you or gave you a single compliment? Did they constantly put you down and make negative comments about yourself?
Did your family ever say things like "you're being too sensitive" "You're being irrational" "You're always making up things in your head" "You need help!" Did they constantly make you feel like you were a child? Were you always trying to find emotional support outside the home? Did your family try to suppress your ability to express emotions? Did they make you feel like you were the scapegoat? Have they ever made you feel like your worthless and not good enough? Have they made you feel like you can't do anything right? Do you struggle with expressing you emotions because of the lack of feeling emotionally safe?
Did you grow up in a broken home where in order to survive; you walked on eggshells to avoid physical harm and suffering?
I have experience working with clients who have encountered events such as sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and physical abuse. It takes a lot of courage to ask for help. Providing you emotionally safety and building a therapeutic alliance is my focus during therapy. Self-regulation is the ability to control your emotions at all times despite situations that may otherwise cause you to experience distress. My personal goal is to provide you with simple ways to self-regulate your body. I will teach you ways to deal with distressful situations while feeling completely relaxed.