Trauma, in all forms, physical, emotional, sexual, or from natural disasters or acts of violence, can have a lasting effect on a person.  People who have survived trauma often carry feelings of shame, guilt, and loneliness, and can experience difficulty trusting and becoming close to people in their lives.  They may engage in self-destructive behaviors in an attempt to cope, or may try to avoid thinking about the trauma in an effort to “move on.”  However, when these tactics fail to provide them with the relief they are searching for, therapy can help. In our work together we will help you address and process your feelings and thoughts related to the trauma so that you can feel empowered and rediscover a sense of safety and control in your life.