I am Alice (XiaoRan) Zhao, a multinational counselor and Certified Brainspotter! I provide a safe space for you to help on your trauma!
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in , MD
Being an immigrant and minority in a foreign country, I personally experienced more systemic oppression. I related with clients who also experience in oppression
relationship and marriage issues normally come from anxiety or depression, it is what mainly clients deal with in their day to day lives.
I use unconditional positive regards to treat clients as the main instrument, and they get to control the session.
Using Brainspotting to help clients get an understanding of their own self, connect with their deeper mind for a new understanding
Do you feel tired about work but still have to keep going with the bills, payments, and subscriptions that you have to pay? Do you realize that you don't have the empathy, love, or sadness that you have for the job that you used to be? You are also lost in the direction that you have in your career, having thoughts like is this worth it? Or is this worth it? These are all very normal emotions and thoughts to have when we have compassion fatigue.
I provide a safe and healing space for you to work on frightening and stressful experiences that happened to you in your past trauma, which can be childhood trauma or life-threatening accidents. It is common to experience a trauma response that includes fight, flight, and freeze, where it feels like shutting down, being flooded, or being overwhelmed. You may notice that you have thoughts such as blaming yourself for the stressful experience, and having strong physical reactions.
Intergenerational trauma can be from your own childhood when you didn't get the attention and love you needed from your parents. You are not blamed for a dysfunctional family that you had to live in and when you become a parent you don't want to pass down those traits to your own children. You want to love, be present and enjoy the time together with them instead of avoidance, yelling, and punishment to them.