This is what it’s like when you’re ready to change: when you’re tired of living the way you’ve been living. You’re sick and tired of being sick and tired. You’re ready to look at your past, so that you can make sense of it. If you had awful things happen to you, you might have put the memory away in this closet so that you could deal with it later, after you acquired the knowledge, skills, resources, coping mechanisms, and supports that you needed. Perhaps it’s time, and you are ready.
In the 35 years I’ve been in practice, I’ve worked with hundreds of people who have been traumatized by one thing or another, from war and abuse, to beatings and assaults. I’ve also worked with many who have inflicted harm of others, either deliberately, as with sex offenders and domestic violence perpetrators, or inadvertently, as folks will do in addiction.
Go to the Therapy page to find out what an appointment with me is like and set one up. Or you can get started by reading.
My book, The Road to Reconciliation, is the best resource if you’ve been hurt by a loved one and want to heal the relationship.
Or, you can look at this partial list of articles I’ve written about trauma.
How to Re-Traumatize Yourself: A Un-Re-Traumatized Yourself, Too
Combat Veterans and Fireworks: Tip Toeing Around PTSD
The Snapshots We Carry of the Past
Driving to Death: Taking the Long Way Through Trauma
Multiple Views of Dissociative Identity Disorder
Helping Brains Talk to One Another
Do you just need to talk with someone?
There’s nothing I haven’t heard before