The experiences that we have as children affect who we become as adults. If we experience abuse or neglect as a child, or if we simply perceive our childhood to be dangerous, frightening, or uncertain, it is possible that symptoms of Complex PTSD can show up in our lives in negative ways. Complex PTSD can be created by an event or events that might be difficult to pinpoint, such as a childhood that just generally felt unsafe or unstable. Complex PTSD can show in an adult who felt rejected, hated, unwanted, or unloved for extended periods throughout their childhood. Sometimes we might not even know we experienced childhood trauma, but are experiencing symptoms such as depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, relational problems, substance abuse, addictions, etc.
If, for whatever reason, we are not able to fully process our traumas, they will start getting in the way of our ability to live to our fullest potential. Therapy for Complex PTSD can provide a safe space for us to be able to identify, sit with, and process past events to allow for more freedom and well-being in our lives. Trauma is healed by looking at it and learning how to integrate it into your life. Utilizing both mind and body approaches, we will collaborate with you to create a treatment plan specific to your needs.