Recognizing PTSD in Women: Signs and Symptoms

“Research indicates that women are twice as likely to develop PTSD, experience a longer duration of posttraumatic symptoms and display more sensitivity to stimuli that remind them of the trauma.Although women are at greater risk for negative consequences following...

PTSD Recovery: 3 Ways to Support Your Healing

There are many valuable approaches for addressing PTSD. A powerful starting point is to focus on the issues and challenges that accompany the letter “T” in the disorder’s full name: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The source of this disorder is trauma. How trauma...

What is Somatic Therapy and How Does It Work?

By now, you have probably heard or seen the phrase “mind-body” many times. It’s good that more people are seeking more connections but, in reality, the mind and body are already connected. The body, which is often neglected in traditional psychotherapy, comes front...

How Childhood Trauma Can Impact Your Adult Relationships

Healing your past can involve multiple approaches.  At times, we might dwell far too much on perceived failures, letdowns, and missed chances.  The common (and often best) advice is to try moving on. However, there are past events that need far more attention and...

Complex PTSD: What it is and How it Relates to Childhood Trauma

We are always learning more about the long-term impact of childhood trauma. For example, we now know the pain can manifest in certain adult mindsets and habits like: Low self-worth. Our negative self-talk grows from negative perceptions of ourselves. If victimized as...

What Avoidance Has to Do with Anxiety

The equation seems obvious. Anxiety can be agonizing. Even at it’s best, it is no fun at all. Therefore, avoiding anxiety makes a whole lot of sense. Right? Well…as you know, things aren’t always that simple. Let’s start by introducing the concept of negative...