This is a very difficult question to answer, because everyone is different, everyone’s story is different, and everyone’s trauma is “stuck” in a unique way. But clients have a right to know how long things might take. So to show I’m not avoiding the question altogether, I’ll talk about it a little bit. First of … Continue reading How long does trauma therapy take?
(Need to contact me or get information about therapy right now? Scroll to the bottom of the page.) Somatic approaches to counseling and therapy pay attention explicitly to the physical reactions that accompany psychological issues or symptoms. They take into account current information about the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and how it works. (The ANS … Continue reading What is a Somatic Approach to Therapy?
[Looking for support in Colorado Springs now? Fill out the contact form below or call 719-377-4577 for an appointment.] We hear a fair amount about sexual abuse of girls. It happens more than most people think, and it does terrible damage. But we don’t hear much about the sexual abuse of boys. Let’s hear a … Continue reading The sexual abuse of boys
I've worked with a lot of people with addiction (and I've struggled with addiction myself). At some point I realized that among the people I knew well with addiction, the only ones who hadn't told me about awful things that happened to them as children were the ones who hadn't told me anything about their … Continue reading The impact of childhood trauma
What is complex childhood trauma? Childhood usually involves a few traumatic events: accidents or injuries, unintended separations, grief over minor losses, etc. Events such as these can have some long-term impacts, but often they don’t. However, some children experience things that are usually more serious: divorce, death of a parent, ongoing abuse or neglect, a … Continue reading Childhood Trauma