Trauma manifests in various ways, and it’s crucial to recognize its signs. If you find yourself experiencing persistent anxiety, nightmares, flashbacks, or difficulty trusting others, you might be grappling with unresolved trauma. We are here to guide you through a compassionate and evidence-based approach.
We understand that trauma affects individuals uniquely, and our goal is to provide tailored support for your healing journey. Our therapy services are designed to help you reclaim control and build resilience.
Through a combination of proven therapeutic techniques, we address the root causes of trauma and empower you to navigate its impact on your life. Our compassionate therapists create a safe space for you to explore, process, and gradually overcome these challenges.
Take the first step towards healing. Reach out to us for therapy that prioritizes your well-being. Let us support you on the path to recovery and empower you to live a life free from the constraints of unresolved trauma.
We provide services for EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which is a highly specialized form of therapy geared towards trauma. EMDR is a form of psychotherapy developed by Francine Shapiro that uses eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation to assist trauma victims in processing distressing memories and beliefs. It is commonly used for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The theory behind the treatment assumes that when a traumatic or distressing experience occurs, it may overwhelm normal coping mechanisms.
If you have dealt with any trauma, EMDR has proven extremely beneficial in efficiently and effectively working through that trauma and overcoming it.
Internal Family Systems
Internal Family Systems was created by Richard Schwartz and is gaining popularity as one of the most beneficial and effective methods to heal trauma. All of our therapists at Changing Tides Counseling are trained in IFS.
Brainspotting is a powerful, neurobiological tool that works by identifying, processing, and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, disassociation, and a variety of other challenging symptoms. There is increasing evidence that trauma is “stored” in the body and that it can alter the way the brain works. It doesn’t have to be something catastrophic, it can be parents divorcing, physical injury, difficulty in school, etc . For example, it can affect emotions, memory, and physical health. Brainspotting seems to activate the body’s innate ability to heal itself from trauma. Psychological issues – such as anger, procrastination, and difficulty concentrating, among others.
Brainspotting is a psychotherapeutic approach that uses the field of vision to locate “relevant eye positions” (or Brainspots) that are correlated to one’s internal physical/emotional experience. You are guided to observe your internal process (focused mindfulness) until you arrive at a state of resolution. It is not uncommon for clients to find relief after just one session. Because it can work quickly and without much talking, it is ideal for children and adolescents.
Who can benefit from Brainspotting? It can be effective for just about anything including all forms of Trauma, Anxiety, Attention Issues (ADD/ADHD), Anger Issues, Phobias, Substance Abuse, Chronic Fatigue and Chronic Pain, Impulse Control Issues, and Sports Performance Issues.