How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime

As a trauma therapist, knowing my client’s ACE score directly impact my course of treatment with them.  Learning about adverse childhood experience has been revolutionary as a mental health professional.  Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Dr. Nadine Burke Harris explains that how repeated stress of abuse, neglect […]

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I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who understands addiction and trauma, both personally and professionally.I am extremely passionate about helping people who suffer from addiction, trauma or anything that is blocking them from living a meaningful life with purpose.That is why I started this blog, to share my thoughts, helpful tips, ideas and […]

5 Powerful Grounding Techniques

These are some of my preferred trauma-informed grounding techniques that I use with clients.  These utilize mental distractions to help redirect your thoughts away from distressed feelings and back to being in the present.  Which one is your favorite? Try the 5-4-3-2-1 method-Acknowledge 5 things you see around you, Acknowledge 4 things you can touch around you, […]