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The Trauma of Rape

One of the main issues I treat in therapy is the trauma of rape.  Since so many women and men face this type of trauma, I feel it is important to talk about how it could impact one’s life. Although … Continue reading

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When Anxiety Takes Over

Michelle’s Story Michelle, now 31 years of age, came into my office to learn how to manage her anxiety more effectively. Michelle grew up with a very anxious mother, who constantly worried about everything. To shed some light on what … Continue reading

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Learning to be Assertive

STEVEN’S STORY Steven has been with his girlfriend for almost two years and is tired of not getting his needs met. According to Steven, he has a difficult time in asking for what he wants and needs. A simple decision, for example, … Continue reading

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Tamara’s Story

Tamara is a 23 year old female who came to see me after a robbery at her home. She remembers lying down in bed reading her book, when all of a sudden, she started to hear noises in her home. … Continue reading

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What To Know About Bullying

Bullying is a type of abuse that attempts to create power over another person. Here are some of the common types of bullying: Emotional/Verbal bullying includes things like name-calling, social alienation, intimidation, sexual comments, joking about someone’s race, gender, etc. It … Continue reading

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Veronica’s journey of sexual abuse recovery

In walks in Veronica, a 24 year old sexual abuse survivor. Veronica had a long history of sexual abuse growing up by various family members, including her uncle and an older male cousin. Veronica had avoided sex as an adult … Continue reading

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Addiction and Trauma

Jaime, age 48, came into therapy to work on issues from her childhood. Jaime is a single mother who had a history of alcohol abuse, starting from the ages of 15 up to 43. She stated that she had been … Continue reading

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Getting to know your different parts

Learning about Tracy In walks Tracy, a 37 year old female. Tracy had initially come into my office to work on her abuse of marijuana. According to Tracy, she would use marijuana as a means to escape the many troubles … Continue reading

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Coping With Flashbacks for trauma

What is PTSD? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder. PTSD can occur after someone has witnessed or experienced a traumatic event that involved their belief of being threatened of injury or death. Traumatic events could include car accidents, … Continue reading

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Working with Trauma: Monica’s Story

In walks in Monica, a 33 year old Caucasian woman. Monica has come to see me due to her sexual traumatic experiences she had endured throughout her childhood, particularly by her uncle. Monica, now a successful broker, has begun to … Continue reading

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