A trauma is any experience where a human feels a completely unexpected lack of safety, threat, harm, or grave danger. During a traumatic event the person has appropriate bodily visceral feelings of intense fear. Many victims do not receive the effective care they need, resulting in the symptoms of trauma remaining trapped in the body.
Our normal support system may be encouraging us to move on; and we feel further distressed and isolated, which further adds to our trauma symptoms. Trauma symptoms include: not feeling safe in your body, anger, confusion, not feeling present in the here and now, shock, and withdrawal. It can feel like a hazy blur of time and you struggle to stop recalling the past and be present in your daily life now. Left untreated, the body may develop symptoms of anxiety, a racing heart beat, panic attacks, sleeplessness, nightmares, or chronic pain.
Just like a person who breaks a leg benefits from a cast for healing, the trauma survivor benefits and heals with excellent professional Trauma Informed Care.
Because Michelle has survived prior trauma, she has been diligent and relentless in pursuing training to treat trauma fully, the body and the mind, without re-traumatizing which can occur in traditional talk only therapy. Michelle utilizes the most up to date and innovative treatment modalities that clear the effects of prior trauma effectively.
Healing after trauma is an act of courage and Michelle is highly honored to walk this path with you, restoring your mind and body’s natural feeling of goodness.
”Hi Michelle, I just wanted to thank you for our nice appointment today. It felt good to talk about the positive things that are going on in my life. I don’t know what the future holds, but I feel like I am making good progress and I know you have played a huge role in that journey. Thank you for being such a great sounding board, resource, and warm safe place to unload and decompress. It means a lot to me. You have helped me so much, and I am sure you have done the same for many other people too. You should be very proud of the work that you do.😊” Client Text Message