Trauma can have a lasting impact on people. Through counselling, individuals can process, reframe and overcome.
Nearly 1 out of 10 Canadians may develop post traumatic stress disorder at some point in their lives. Symptoms of post traumatic stress can appear months or even years after the traumatic incident. A traumatic event for one person may not be the same for another. I am here to help and walk beside you on your path.
Trauma is a challenging mental, physical and emotional symptom of experiencing a distressing event. The distressing event can be different for different people where some people may not be as impacted as others. If thoughts and memories of a traumatic event persist and remain untreated then it can develop into post traumatic stress disorder.
Self- acknowledgement of your experience can be the first step to begin working towards addressing the impacts of the traumatic event. Also, talking to your supports can be a cathartic experience and be a good way to temporarily manage your symptoms. Speaking to a professional counselor can help provide longer term benefits.
I practice from a trauma informed approach to treatment and offer a non-judgmental space to begin the work of unpacking the trauma. I provide support to help identify the connections between your trauma and how it is impacting your current thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
I have written an article on a personal traumatic experience of my own and how I have been able to overcome it. This article discusses the trauma of discovering your parent is not your biological parent as you’ve been led to believe. Not Parent Expected (NPE) is a term coined to describe this growing scenario. Click below to read more about my journey.
Everyone is comfortable receiving support in different ways. Your trauma doesn’t have to control you, select the therapy option that works best for you and let’s figure it out together. Get the support you deserve and contact me today.