I am here for the average person who has seen and experienced events which are not average. Events which you cannot just “forget.”
Psychologist in redding, CA
Supervised by Also licensed in Idaho
DO PAST UPSETTING OR TRAUMATIC EVENTS NEED TO CONT. TO DEFINE YOU One of the things that many people wonder about after they have experienced either a set of specific scary or upsetting events or a lifetime of ongoing trauma from childhood…is if they can move past the changes, anxiety, depression, anger, and disruption that these things caused in their emotions, reactions, jobs, relationships, etc. Yes, you can! Trauma is like a physical wound. It may leave a scar, but it doesn't have to hurt
Do you struggle with trusting others because someone broke your trust? Maybe it was chronic or may be short-lived, but the wound remains. Bad choices, sleepless nights, fear of unusual things, avoiding reminders, feeling worried, irritable, or angry when you shouldn't. Dropping work performance or school grades, difficulty relaxing, taking your anger and hurt out on those you love. Feeling safe again and being healthy..that is the hard part, but you can find peace, trust, and happiness again.
Struggling with sleep, dreams of being there, getting your brain to shut down so you can relax, feeling shame, guilt, anger, and numbness. They didn’t prepare you for this. Having images just push their way into your brain reminding you of that thing, those people, that feeling. They teach you how to go to war, but not how to deal with the consequences. You are fine when surrounded by others who understand, but when you have to go home or lose that comradery... You feel alone.