Trauma comes in many shapes and forms. A deeply distressing and disturbing experience in your life can have many negative effects such as feeling numb or like you’re just “going through the motions,” deep depression and sadness, or feeling “broken.” But you are not alone in feeling this way.
When it comes to the damage of childhood sexual abuse, one out of three girls and one out of six boys have suffered. That is your wife, your brother, your husband, or the cashier at your grocery store. Or maybe it’s you. Yet that is just one form of trauma.
“Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.” - Brené Brown
I understand the power of trauma and how it can destroy you, overtaking your mind and your body. It’s a wound that changes a person. Especially if you don’t let it out. It finds a way. The trauma can overpower you and take control. But it doesn’t have to! You can get your power back. You can become “unbroken.”
Your story is a gift that I will honor. Safety and confidentiality are sacred to me. I’m a down to earth therapist that will listen to you without judgment, and together we will find your healing path. You may never be who you once were before the trauma, but by sharing your story and learning tools to decrease the disturbing memories and pain, you can become whole.
Anxiety, depression, and other post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms can indeed alter a person’s life path.
- A Person-Centered approach.
- Basic Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a therapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.
- A holistic treatment that focuses on the relationship between the mind and body and one’s psychological past called Somatic therapy.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a treatment that helps such problems as depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol, and drug abuse, marital problems, eating disorders, and severe mental illness.
- Animal therapy, which can reduce anxiety, grief, and isolation.
About Carolee J Horning, LPC
If you are looking for a counselor with a calling to help others find their own path on a healing journey of a happy and healthy life, has excellent active listening skills and experience with trauma, including childhood sexual abuse, and is open to all cultures, ethnicities, and beliefs, then I hope you will call me. There also may be times when you will need to advocate for yourself and learn how to set personal boundaries in order to reach your best self. Anxiety, depression and other PTSD symptoms can truly alter a person’s life path. However, these can be overcome!