The secret life of trauma

As a psychotherapist, I’ve come to view trauma differently over the years. Trauma is not just an upsetting experience that happened in the past. It’s an ongoing state of feeling unsafe in the present. The brain gets stuck predicting danger, even when life looks “normal” again. This stuck state activates our fight-flight-freeze responses. The symptoms […]

It starts here.

Why do people decide to start therapy? Starting therapy = a pivotal moment for many of us.  The time finally feels right to take that first step towards change.  But what leads up to this turning point?  And how does that impact what we look for?  Major life changes often act as a catalyst. Graduating […]