Trauma

Trauma can occur in many forms and at different stages of life—and its impact can be devastating and last for a lifetime. Symptoms vary from person to person, but many survivors experience frightening flashbacks, hypervigilance, and/or nightmares. Perhaps even more common, trauma can result in sexual problems, reduce our ability to build connections and trust with others, or reappear in abusive relationships.

For some, trauma can be due to physical, emotional or sexual abuse in childhood and/or adulthood. For others, emotional symptoms develop after a bad car accident, or after witnessing another person’s death. For many of us, trauma can be due to growing up in a homophobic family and culture, experiencing racism, or being bullied. My training and experience in sensorimotor psychotherapy allows me to integrate a traditional talk therapy approach with techniques that come from contemporary neurobiological research and a modern understanding of how the body processes core emotions.