After receiving my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, I worked with victims of sexual and/or domestic violence for several years providing both individual and group therapies. I then transitioned to work with our Veterans in the VA Hospital in Hampton, VA, when I received years of specialized training treating PTSD and other trauma-related disorders. Trauma affects every aspect of one’s life and functioning; you can no longer see the world the same way. If left untreated, trauma can have a devastating impact on the whole family. Depression, anxiety, addiction, and anger are common co-occurring conditions with trauma and can be alleviated when the root cause is addressed. There are therapies that are effective and can restore purpose and hope.
We are all navigating our own unique journey and must find a way to respond to the things that knock us off our path, such as trauma, divorce, abuse, life transitions, infidelity, grief, or simply losing our own sense of direction and purpose. Depression, anxiety, helplessness, confusion, and fear are common reactions. Therapy can help create a new path that results in a secure sense of self-worth, purpose, and improved quality of life. We don’t always choose the things that change the course of our lives, but we can choose how to react to them. Seeking therapy is courageous step and I am here to help.