In my work with clients, I often combine traditional talk therapy with newer, innovative approaches that are grounded in current trauma research. Talking about traumatic experiences is important and necessary, but, when it comes to trauma treatment, it is just as important to not talk. Non-verbal activities and therapies, such as outdoor therapy and animal-assisted therapy, offer important access to the parts of the brain where trauma memory is stored.
Traditional Talk Therapy
Perhaps you need some help to make a plan for dealing with burnout or secondary or vicarious trauma. Or a little extra support and encouragement while raising your child. If there’s no need to look at deeper issues, then we can focus our time on supportive and practical matters.
If your concerns and difficulties are especially distressing, which is not uncommon when someone has experienced childhood abuse or neglect, it might be time to take a deeper look into what’s going on. A psychodynamic, relational approach, with an emphasis on development and attachment, can be very effective in helping to you to find a better quality of life, improved relationships, and relief and healing that lasts.