Trauma Counseling

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” ~Maya Angelou


Is Trauma Keeping You Stuck?

Do you have past experiences that plague you? Do these experiences affect your ability to move forward in life? Have traumatic experiences left you feeling broken or you may be seeing life through the lens of the experience of your trauma?

I am here for you with trauma counseling.

Trauma counseling work is difficult but worth it. If you or a loved one feel broken, scattered, or fearful because of difficult life experiences, Opening the Doors Psychotherapy can help.

Trauma affects so many people and tends to be more common than most people think.  The causes of trauma can be wide and varied, but no matter the cause of the trauma, it can have a huge impact on your life.

I Have Worked With Clients On Traumatic Events Such As:

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  • Surviving an act of violence or sexual assault
  • Relationship difficulties (divorce, breakups, loss of trust)
  • Vehicular accidents 
  • Loss of a family member, friend, or even a beloved pet
  • Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse
  • Combat experience
  • Domestic abuse (emotional, physical, sexual abuse)
  • Health Scares and Medical issues 

It Is Time To Feel Safe And Take Back Control

Trauma can take the one thing away from you that every person deserves: safety. This can feel like the past is always at play as you make decisions and see yourself through them. You may feel stuck in thinking about the one thing you want so desperately to forget and live in fear that something like that will happen again. It is normal to fear further traumatic experiences, but if it is stopping you from doing what you want to do, you can take back control. Take back your life with trauma counseling. 

Your Trauma Does Not Have To Rule Your Future

You do not have to let your past trauma rule your future. Take the first step with Opening the Doors Psychotherapy and trauma counseling. Together we can move closer to healing.

How Do I Know Trauma Is Affecting My Life?

Trauma can look different for every person. Some people are able to process the trauma in a way that works for them. Others may need help to get through that process. Everyone goes through stressful events, but when the event causes distress for an extended amount of time, it can feel impossible to overcome without help. Survivors of trauma can always benefit from having space to process and mend through trauma counseling.

How Can Trauma Counseling Help Me?

Every person who experiences a traumatic event will process it differently and use different coping skills to try and continue functioning. My approach will be customized to your specific needs and symptoms. I will provide you with a non-judgmental, compassionate, and grounding place to open up and process your experiences. Our work together will not only provide you with some relief from your pain but also space for you to learn trauma counseling techniques that will help you put your life back together.

Trauma can make you feel like you are stuck in the pain of your past. I want to support you as you process the trauma and learn new ways to cope. I believe you have the power inside of you to move in the right direction. I utilize psychodynamic talk therapy so I can deeply understand your trauma, how it is affecting you, and how we can work together to get you to a healthy place. I also incorporate behavioral interventions and provide coping skills to help you heal.

What Could Life Be Like Once You Commit To Trauma Counseling?

The transformation with trauma counseling is an evolving process where together, we will empower you to:

  • Have the tools to know when to check in with yourself if something feels triggered
  • Let go of the fear that has been lying heavy on you – even if you may not notice it 
  • Work through issues without feeling paralyzed
  • Learn to be more accepting of yourself, just as you are, without judgment and without blame
  • Understand which relationships are healthy and which are abusive
  • Take control of your life and move toward success

Take The Next Step

I would love to offer you support and care on this healing journey. I believe you have the power to make positive changes in your life – and I would be honored to help you along the way. My treatment is tailored to you, and my door is always open.

Schedule an appointment with me today. I welcome connecting with you to begin your journey to heal with our trauma counseling. To learn more about who I am and what I do, feel free to visit my Facebook.



“Trauma creates change you don’t choose. Healing creates change you do choose.”
– Michele Rosenthal
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