*Not Accepting New Clients* I’m an empathetic, compassionate, and respectful therapist/counselor from marginalized communities.
Counselor in Tacoma, WA
Some clients do suffer from trauma - it does not have to be from combat, crime, abuse, etc. Flashbacks, nightmares, avoiding certain triggers that remind you of trauma, emotional/physical reactions when "triggered", irritability, trust issues, emotional numbness, not able to recall some of trauma, isolation are some of common symptoms.
ACT is my favorite treatment modality. It is probably because it has a Buddhist philosophy integrated - "pain is inevitable". We all have pain, when what we want and what we have are not the same. I will not try to convince you that your emotional pain is not real. However, we can work on "accept" this difficult fact with coping skills and still "commit" to take actions to be who we really are.