Trauma and PTSD: the 3 levels of psychotherapy treatment

In graduate school, I often thought to myself "I'm not interested in working with people who have trauma, addictions, eating disorders, or anything else along those lines." At the time, I found those particular issues interesting, but it was not my main area of passion. You see, passion is big for me. Growing up, I … Continue reading Trauma and PTSD: the 3 levels of psychotherapy treatment

What Lies Beneath “I’m not good enough”

It's that familiar thought, feeling, and gut wrenching experience. That "I'm not good enough" experience. It's when a teacher humiliates you in front of the whole class. When every one else makes progress and you aren't. When you feel criticized, isolated, unimportant, and flawed. Some people call this shame. Some call it "bullshit." I call … Continue reading What Lies Beneath “I’m not good enough”

A Call for Better Recognizing Trauma

Traumatic events can be caused by a singular occasion, or a form of ongoing, relentless stresses. An event is more prone to leave an individual with longer-lasting emotional and psychological trauma if: The individual was unprepared for the eventThe event occurred out of the blueThe person felt powerless to prevent the event or felt powerless … Continue reading A Call for Better Recognizing Trauma