childhood & sexual abuse trauma

Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape, or natural disaster. Experiencing a traumatic event can harm a person’s sense of safety, sense of self, and ability to regulate emotions and navigate relationships. Long after the traumatic event occurs, people with trauma can often feel shame, helplessness, powerlessness, and intense fear.

Difficult childhood experiences are very common

  • Did you feel that you didn’t have enough to eat or had no one to protect or take care of you?
  • Did you lose a parent through divorce, abandonment, death, or other reasons?
  • Did you live with anyone who had a problem with drinking or using drugs?
  • Did a parent or adult in your home ever swear at you, insult you, or put you down?
  • Did you experience unwanted sexual contact?
  • Did a parent or adult in your home ever hit, beat, kick, or physically hurt you in any way?

I believe in the healing power of therapy and its ability to promote transformation and growth. I’ve gone through extensive trauma training and specialize in helping Black, Indigenous, and People of Color adult survivors, maybe like you, heal from childhood and sexual abuse trauma, providing a safe and supportive environment for their healing journey.

My commitment to you is to provide a compassionate, inclusive, and confidential space where you can find the support you need to heal from childhood and sexual abuse trauma. My focus is on healing your mind, body, and spirit to improve your overall well-being. I’m here to guide you on your healing journey, restore hope, and empower you to reclaim your life.

Are you ready to Embrace Support & Thrive?

Here are some ways I can help you in the healing process:

1. Validation and Empowerment: I provide a space where you can safely share your experiences, free from judgment and shame. I validate your feelings and experiences, empowering you to regain control over your life and build a positive self-image.

2. Emotional Support: You may often face a range of complex emotions such as fear, anger, guilt, and shame. I am trained to help you navigate these emotions, offering empathetic support and guidance to help you cope and heal.

3. Coping Skills and Emotional Regulation: Childhood and sexual abuse trauma can deeply impact one’s ability to manage emotions and cope with stress. I equip you with effective coping strategies and tools to regulate your emotions, establish healthy boundaries, and build resilience.

4. Trauma Processing: I provide a safe space to process traumatic experiences and work through the associated emotions. I use evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as trauma-focused therapies, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy to help you process your trauma and find relief.

5. Rebuilding Relationships and Trust: Abuse trauma can strain relationships and weaken trust. Through working with me, you can explore and rebuild your relationships, foster healthy connections, and develop a strong support network.

6. Restoring Self-Esteem and Empowerment: Abuse trauma can significantly impact one’s self-esteem and confidence. I work collaboratively with you to rebuild your sense of self-worth, challenge negative beliefs, and foster self-empowerment.

7. Creating a Path to Resilience and Post-Traumatic Growth: I help you cultivate resilience, allowing you to navigate and overcome the challenges you face. With my support and guidance, you can begin a journey of post-traumatic growth, discovering new strengths, and reclaiming your life.