How Trauma Treatment Can Help You Cope with Trauma During the Holidays

When the holidays roll around, it can be a tough time for anyone struggling with trauma. There’s a lot of hustle and bustle, and sometimes it can feel like you’re the only one not in the holiday spirit. However, trauma treatment can help you cope with the trauma you’re experiencing and get you through theContinue reading “How Trauma Treatment Can Help You Cope with Trauma During the Holidays”

Trauma Triggers: 5 Tips on Navigating Them During the Holidays

Everyone talks about how the holidays are a time of joy and happiness. But for those living with trauma and mental health conditions, the holidays can be a particularly difficult time. Maybe you are struggling with memories of past traumas, or simply dealing with overwhelming triggers. It can be hard to navigate through the holidayContinue reading “Trauma Triggers: 5 Tips on Navigating Them During the Holidays”

How EMDR Can Help: Microaggressions in the Workplace

You’re seeking out EMDR treatment because of microaggressions in the workplace. At work, your boss casually asks you a question that makes you the mouthpiece for your entire race or ethnicity. Or, maybe an assumption is made about you or your abilities because of your race. It is especially frustrating when you are passed overContinue reading “How EMDR Can Help: Microaggressions in the Workplace”

Healing From Childhood Trauma With EMDR

The past is holding you back, and you know the trauma you experienced as a child is weighing you down. The time to deal with it is now, but how? How in the world do you process something so big and heavy? You’re still so affected that you almost can’t talk about it. How canContinue reading “Healing From Childhood Trauma With EMDR”

An Adoption Counselor Shares How to Support your Child During the Holidays

Did you know that this November marks the first-ever National Adoption Month signed into effect by President Biden? As a bit of background, I specialize in working with adoptees and adoptive parents. I am an adoption counselor in Orange County, CA. So, I couldn’t be more thrilled that this subject is getting the recognition itContinue reading “An Adoption Counselor Shares How to Support your Child During the Holidays”

Counseling for Women: Processing Trauma

As beautiful as being a woman is, we do face some unique challenges. The way we are raised, socialized, and treated in society can have some negative impacts on us. Unfortunately, it’s up to us to learn about these oppressive systems. Only then can we work to rid ourselves of internalized narratives. Traumatic Experiences ofContinue reading “Counseling for Women: Processing Trauma”

Counseling for Women: Understanding Trauma

As the mental health field learns about trauma, we gain a deeper understanding of its complex impact. For those who have lived through trauma, the impacts are present in relationships with themselves, others, and the world around them. Every human has endured some sort of trauma. It may be this same trauma that has warrantedContinue reading “Counseling for Women: Understanding Trauma”

EMDR Therapy Worked For Jo on Grey’s Anatomy, But Can it Work for Me?

If you are a big Grey’s fan, you probably saw the episode last year where Jo works with a therapist on her long history of trauma. If you don’t have experience with EMDR therapy, it may not have really registered for you. Some people I ask about the episode don’t really remember much of it.Continue reading “EMDR Therapy Worked For Jo on Grey’s Anatomy, But Can it Work for Me?”

What is Online Therapy?

Therapy has completely changed since COVID 19.  None of us could ever have imagined that at any point in our lives, therapy would be done almost completely online.  But, COVID 19 has caused so many changes in our day to day lives. So being able to start psychotherapy from the comfort of your own homeContinue reading “What is Online Therapy?”