Welcome! This blog was created to hopefully explain the things about trauma and healing that people want to understand. With my personal history of chronic trauma and dissociation and my professional training as a therapist, I want to help others access information that can inform them or their loved one’s care. Trauma is pervasive in society. Veterans come back from war without adequate services to address their PTSD, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men were sexually abused or assaulted, and the correlation between substance abuse and trauma is huge. Everyone talks about the opiate epidemic or substance abuse, but no one talks about a core issue that leads people to use: untreated trauma.
Watching so many people affected and suffering saddens me. I want to help. I want to explain issues that are caused by trauma and how to heal from them. Trauma affects every aspect of our lives, and it takes a lot of work to break free from these symptoms. It’s a long journey, and it can often be exhausting. I want to be a resource, a guide, and a support for people. If there’s a topic people want me to cover or have more explanation on, please ask!
Finally, and this is important: none of this information should be taken as professional advice. Anyone who knows me can agree that I advocate for people to get counseling if they’re struggling in any area of their lives. If you are in crisis, please call the Suicide Prevention Hotline 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255. Although I have counseling experience, this information is not professional advice. Studies show that psychotherapy and medication provide the best treatment outcomes for trauma related disorders. If you need assistance finding a therapist please message me, call your doctor or health insurance provider, or use a search like this one: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists