Our practice specializes in treating individuals by catering a treatment plan specific to their unique needs. Below are a list of specialties that we focus on, but are not limited to within the practice.
Trauma, PTSD and CPTSD
Most people will experience trauma at one point in their lifetime. These traumas can range from a car accident, a sudden death of a loved one, a violent crime, a natural disaster, or abuse and neglect just to name a few. Some people can recover from these traumas while others may have more difficulty and experience effects of lasting trauma, which can cause isolation, fear, numbing, emotional disturbance, avoidance and flashbacks. When traumas go unresolved they may lead to PTSD which can cause extreme distress in a person's life both internally and externally. Complex PTSD, also known as developmental trauma is the result of repeated threats to safety and wellbeing over an extended period of time most often occurring in childhood. This includes both abuse and neglect occurring in developmental years.
Grief and Loss
Grief is a natural response to loss. It might be the loss of a loved one, relationship, pet, job, pregnancy, or self identity. Grief is expressed in many different ways and it can affect every part of your life. There is no allotted amount of time that one may grieve and each person will have their own unique experience around their grieving process. Grief is something that takes times to work through. Often people experience feeling a tender and vulnerable heart as they process their grief and this can cause normal daily task to be challenging and exhausting. Speaking with a grief counselor can help alleviate intense feelings, confusion, depression, anxiety and it can support the grieving process.
When family members and loved ones are diagnosed with a life threatening illness they often need help from a caregiver to assist them physically, psychologically and finically. Becoming a caregiver to a loved one is an important family role, but it can also cause increased stress in the caregivers personal and work life. They may have to work long hours with little breaks, they may lose their sense of identity as they take on the role of the caretaker, and they may experience increased emotional stress around witnessing a loved one suffering from their illness. It is crucial that a caregiver have ample support from family, friends and a professional therapist.