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Trauma Therapy

Trauma is relative to every individual’s experience. Different events can be a traumatic experience to some and not to others, due to many different factors such as historical experiences, environment, relationships, learned behaviours, coping skills, and triggers presented.

What is important is understanding how a traumatic experience has impacted the individual, not on debating whether a specific situation is traumatic or not. There are many different forms of trauma and responses that come along with them. Therapy can help with processing this experience and moving forward to how it is impacting your daily life, next steps, and goals.

“We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.”
 – Brene Brown

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV) sets the expectation of what an addiction, trauma, and mental health disorder is. This provides the framework of ‘what classifies as what.’

This information, although helpful, is not everything. Each person is a unique individual with different experiences. The ideal within each therapy session is to see past the current behaviours (or symptoms) of the diagnosis or labels and to work with the current needs.

What will better support you today to equate to a better tomorrow?! – Together we can determine what this is for you.

*I will not be providing you with any diagnosis (as I am not a physician) or labels (as I am not here to judge you).*