I have over 30 years of experience with trauma, autism, addictions, and mental healthcare in a wide range of capacities. From direct care to case management to being a therapist there are few as experienced with mental health in all of its variations. One thing I have learned and that I tell my graduate students and clients alike is that all mental health issues are related in some way to trauma and the effect it has on the brain. Often we think only of accidents, abuse, war, disasters as trauma. Those are big T traumas but little T traumas like poverty, racism, bullying, constant criticism can be even more impactful.
We approach every client from where they start. Whatever has become difficult in your life it is a matter of watching how your brain and body are interacting, slowing down the anxiety response, and then work to rewire the negative thinking patterns.
My deep understanding of trauma is very personal for me. Having a childhood steeped in trauma and struggling with my own addiction being clean over 33 years and having my stepson (Tristn Jevon, check out his story on the about us page) die from the effects of trauma in his early life and throughout, my knowledge is very personal and reaches well beyond my master’s degree and licensure. I have learned from my mistakes and experiences and am dedicated to helping our clients do the same.
THERE IS NOTHING SO WRONG WITH YOU THAT IT CANNOT BE FIXED BY WHAT IS RIGHT WITH YOU. I WOULD LOVE TO WALK THAT JOURNEY WITH YOU.