You want to forget, but you can’t
Something terrible happened to you and you are angry. But you feel ashamed and confused why it happened. You wonder what you did to deserve this. You have tried to forget and move on with your life, but the memories and the nightmares will not stop. It seems like no matter how hard you try to forget and move on the memories return. You try to work and enjoy times with friends and family but you keep seeing what happened replay in your head over–and–over again. You ask, “Why can’t I just control my mind?” but you cannot seem to shake the feeling that this terrible thing is happening again–and–again.
You relive the event over and over again in your mind
You wonder why you can’t just move on. You feel scared and have anxiety that something terrible will happen again. It seems you are easily startled no matter what you do you can’t relax. You just want to feel safe, but faces, places, sounds, and even smells cause you to remember the terrible thing that happened.
You survived but feel like a victim
This terrible thing you experienced has a name, it is called trauma.
If you have experienced a trauma, you feel guilty and angry. You want to know why it happened, so you blame yourself. You often feel stressed, irritable, ashamed, and frustrated.
What happened was not your fault
A trauma can happen to anyone. A trauma is any terrible, scary, and overwhelming event that causes you to feel like your body and your life, or the life of someone you love, is in very serious danger. Trauma causes your body and your mind to be in a state of stress and fear, making it very hard to calm down, relax, and think about more positive things.
You do not have to live in fear
You can learn to regain control. It is possible to overcome this and leave this terrible thing that happened to you in the past. Looking back is necessary to move forward but I am here to help you. I have over 10 years experience as a mental health counselor and special trauma training to help people, just like you, overcome traumatic experiences.
Dr. Steph is a Licensed Professional Counselor
Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) cause great emotional upset and pain. Trauma memories can impact how you think, feel, and relate to people, even though you try really hard to avoid it.
What if you could regain your power and experience peace and happiness in life?
Dr. Steph can offer you safety and support to face the emotions and memories that are haunting you. She will help you find the courage to face what happened to you. She will help you find the tools you need to face memories and reminders that cause the stress and anxiety. If you want to live a happier and more relaxed life, call and set up an appointment to see if she can help you through therapeutic discussion.
We will work together in therapy sessions to understand what happened and remove the feelings of guilt and shame. Individuals find self-esteem and confidence working and opening up in therapy. I will help you learn how to relax and silence the memories and thoughts in your mind. You will find the courage to face what happened, find confidence, peace, and happiness.