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Trauma/Individual Therapy

We focus on healing trauma at the roots: through the nervous system (somatic) then the mind.

"Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness.”

Dr. Peter Levine


Healing Trauma at the Roots

We use leading, evidence-based modalities in the treatment of trauma. We work with you—free from judgement—as we help you process the unresolved impacts of trauma. Our methods are humanistic and informed by neuroscience, interpersonal neurobiology, and developmental psychology—we are equipped to help you. 

To name a few, we use: 

– Neurofeedback

– Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Schema Therapy

– Traumatic Grief Therapy

– NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM)

– Somatic Experiencing (SE)

At HEAL we take a holistic approach to healing. We get to the roots by working with neurons & glial cells via neurofeedback, we work with the nervous system directly via NARM, EMDR, and SE, and we also move to higher levels of the brain for cognitive processing using evidence-based approaches.  

What is Trauma?

Trauma is a whole body response to a horrific incident (acute trauma) or to disheartening events that occurred overtime, such as childhood emotional, verbal, neglectful, or physical abuse (developmental trauma/complex trauma). If you’re a survivor of childhood trauma, you may struggle with understanding your authentic self and how to express the real you. You may feel “on” all the time, as though you need to follow the learned “shoulds” and “should nots” that stem from internalized burdens of the past. This can be addressed through neuroscience and trauma-informed interventions. You’re not alone—we can help.

Not everyone who experiences trauma will be traumatized and have a PTSD or C-PTSD diagnosis. Some will have symptoms of trauma. But in either case, unhealed trauma can recalibrate the brain and nervous system to interpret the world (and others within it) as “unsafe.” As such, trauma survivors gain a heightened ability to scan for threat, which can become problematic—and even confusing—because the threat they are attuned to is the unprocessed past in the brain and nervous system., not to what is factually happening outside of them. If any senses absorbed from a present-day environment are reminiscent of unprocessed/unconscious traumatic memories, the survivor may become triggered and react as though the original trauma was happening in the present, yet they have no awareness of what they are really reacting to.

Because of the above-mentioned, it’s common to seek external relief. Many may lean toward drugs, food, sex, and/or alcohol because numbing temporarily relieves the constant experience of stress (that sense of being “on”). We understand and we can help you.

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