What is EMDR Therapy and How is it Used?

Do you have trauma that you’re looking to heal? Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a proven psychotherapy approach effective for the treatment of trauma. The goal of EMDR is to process your traumatic experience in a way that rewires the brain to react differently in the future to these memories of the trauma. […]

Art Therapy and Healing Trauma

guest post by Becky J. How does art therapy help people who have experienced trauma? When we are born and begin to develop as human beings, our first expressions are nonverbal. As we age and develop the use of language, we become conditioned to the functions of a society that communicates mostly with words. It […]

The Truth You Probably Don’t Know About Gun Violence and Mental Health

Guest post by Jennifer DiCostanzo, LCSW, CADC, CODP1 Let me start off by making it clear that this piece is not political. It is not intended to persuade an opinion about the Second Amendment in either direction. Rather, it is to destigmatize mental illness and to be an advocate for a community I have devoted […]

Why Understanding What Trauma Does to the Brain Helps You Heal

Monarch butterfly symbolizing the rime required for change

Trauma happens when you experience an event as physically or emotionally harmful or even life-threatening. Your body’s ability to cope is overwhelmed. Even though the event passes, trauma has lasting adverse effects on a person’s mental, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being. With nearly 61% of men and 51% of women experiencing trauma in their […]

How Does Childhood Trauma Affect Adults

Sometimes the world feels overwhelming. The news seems filled with stories of adults doing seemingly inexplicable things: mass shootings, child sexual abuse, or secret addictions. Then your circle of friends seems to increasingly become victims of disease – autoimmune disorders, cancer, and more. What’s going on? None of these disparate things starts in a vacuum. […]