Has trauma changed your ability to feel safe, to trust, to be in control, or to be close to others?
Have you experienced any of the following?
- A natural disaster
- Diagnosed with a serious illness
- Violence in your home, workplace, school or neighborhood
- Physical, sexual, or emotional abuse as a child or as an adult
- A sudden or untimely death of a close friend or family member
- A serious accident
These events can be traumatic when they conflict with your belief of how things are “supposed” to be. They can shatter illusions about the safety of your world and how much control you truly have in your life.
When trauma is caused by another person, it can undermine your trust in others and make intimacy almost impossible. If you have had any of the above experiences, Oriana Counseling Center can help you recover a sense of safety, trust, control and self esteem. With specialized training, I help people rebuild their lives after trauma, whether the experience occurred long ago or more recently.