Counseling for Trauma and Abuse

Being a victim of trauma and abuse is nothing to be ashamed of. There is hope here for you. Our experienced mental health counselors can help you work through the trauma, detach your emotions from what happened, and heal.

Counseling for Trauma and Abuse

Being a victim of trauma and abuse is nothing to be ashamed of. There is hope here for you. Our experienced mental health counselors can help you work through the trauma, detach your emotions from what happened, and heal.

A man with a belt trying to hit a young girl but her mother is shielding her

Signs of Trauma & Abuse

  • Bruises, black eyes, lacerations, burns, etc.
  • Gaslighting by abuser
  • Lack of responsiveness and communication
  • Activities and whereabouts monitored by abuser
  • Dehydration or malnutrition
  • Poor personal hygiene
  • Torn or bloody clothes
  • Abrupt change in behavior
  • Depression
  • Poor concentration
  • Apprehensiveness around a certain person or people
  • Forced isolation by abuser
  • Control over money, medications, clothing, etc. by abuser
  • Humiliation and belittlement from abuser
  • Self-harm and/or self-neglect
  • Well-being or loved ones threatened by abuser
  • Abnormal weight loss or gain
  • Forced sex act or rape
  • Agitation

Why can't I just forget about it?

You want to let it go, but it just keeps popping back up.

You tell yourself over and over that you are ready to move on, but something triggers you, and it feels like it’s happening all over again.

Trauma experiences are different for every person.

We have an overpowering emotional reaction where our body is driven into fight or flight mode to protect us. Our brain remembers and records the feelings of that moment and translates it into unreasonable fears and behaviors that are unexplainable.

The air-filled balloon pops up.

You try to “stuff” your emotions down and pretend that you’re not bothered by things and try to act NORMAL, similar to stuffing an air-filled balloon underwater with your hand. You steady it and try and keep it contained.

Why can't I just forget about it?

You want to let it go, but it just keeps popping back up.

You tell yourself over and over that you are ready to move on, but something triggers you, and it feels like it’s happening all over again.

Trauma experiences are different for every person.

We have an overpowering emotional reaction where our body is driven into fight or flight mode to protect us. Our brain remembers and records the feelings of that moment and translates it into unreasonable fears and behaviors that are unexplainable.

A beared man with a first cornering his girlfriend in the kitchen

The air-filled balloon pops up.

You try to “stuff” your emotions down and pretend that you’re not bothered by things and try to act NORMAL, similar to stuffing an air-filled balloon underwater with your hand. You steady it and try and keep it contained.

You can do this for a short while...maybe even years if you are strong enough!

Eventually, your hand will get tired and up pops that balloon like with our emotions. They can pop up at the most inopportune times, right? What if the pain was gone for good?

Imagine what it would be like to be reminded of the trauma event, but you stopped reacting with emotions. It would be worth it to just feel free of the fears and experience true relaxation.

No, there is no delete key.

We cannot erase memories, but our mental health counselors can teach you to detach from the emotions surrounding those memories.

Our goal will be to help you discover the strength within you that only comes from the adversities you have faced in life. Through mental health therapy, we will help you pull away from the pain and emotional trauma and guide you to a place of empowerment and peace!

An Asian woman comforting her white friend on a couch
A young girl crying and covering her ears while her parents fight in the background
A young girl crying and covering her ears while her parents fight in the background

Let us show you how peace truly feels.

Through mental health therapy, you will discover the strength to overcome the obstacles along your journey. Your relationships will feel more connected and authentic, and those walls will come down.

You will feel freedom from your fears!