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When you've been a through horrible experience, it may be difficult to simply “let it go” or to make sense of what's happened to you. There are times when the connection between a specific event (or events) and how you're feeling is clear. Or you may have no idea why you become anxious or insecure in certain situations, why certain people seem to set you on edge, or why your body is suddenly in distress.

You  might find yourself expecting the worst from other people, or life in general.  Questioning your own thoughts and feelings. Feeling closed off, distant from the people most important to you. Maybe you tell yourself that you're all grown up now and it's time to move on. But because of the way memories of trauma are stored, events from the past can continue to impact your life and your relationships, long after the event is over.  

Overcoming Trauma

I provide trauma informed therapy to help adults who are living with unresolved trauma.  As a therapist, my goal is to help you make sense of your experiences and feelings, enhance the strengths that have helped you through, and build healthy coping skills that will lead to positive changes in your life and your relationships. Issues I can help with include:

  • Disturbing Childhood Memories
  • Anxiety, Panic, Persistent Worry
  • Childhood Abuse (Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Emotional Abuse)
  • Assault (Physical or Sexual)
  • Family Estrangements
  • PTSD
  • Traumatic Events (large and small) and Negative Life Experiences
  • Sudden Loss
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics

When working with you to heal trauma, I'll use different therapy approaches to respond to your experiences, preferences and needs.  This includes traditional talk therapies including psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as EMDR (a therapy developed specifically to treat trauma/PTSD).  

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If you're concerned about how the past is impacting you now, help is available.  To learn more about how therapy can help, please give me a call at (626) 808-5463 or email me at hollyaevansmft@gmail.com.  I look forward to talking to you- Holly