I am a Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor practicing in Middlesex County, New Jersey since 2011.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Woodbridge, NJ
I've worked with many people who've experienced trauma through a variety of life events. Trauma results from different things including sexual, physical, & emotional abuse, loss, or witnessing troubling events. It makes you feel like you're not "normal like everyone else." It becomes embedded in your fibers & takes a physical toll on your whole being. I can teach you several techniques to release the trauma from your body & help you to begin to heal.
There's no set time limit to grieving. It's a process that fluctuates from day to day, sometimes even minute to minute. It feels heavy & never-ending. Sometimes feelings of guilt are attached to grief & they make you feel as though you're drowning in your own life. It's a very isolating process, but one that you don't have to go through alone.
Self-harm is very deceiving. You think it makes you feel better by not feeling at all, but those feelings you've tried so hard to get rid of remain & the cycle continues. It's a high-risk way to cope with unwanted emotions that may lead to an unhealthy way of living. Although it's very hard, it's so important to face those negative emotions that fuel you to self-harm.