What is Gaslighting?

Gaslighting is a form of persistent manipulation and brainwashing that causes the victim to doubt themselves, and ultimately their sense of perception, identity, and self-worth.

Unresolved Trauma and Addiction: Why I Became a Trauma Informed Therapist

I realized early on in my career when clients were not willing to deal with their trauma, the relapse rate was extraordinarily high. The main reason that I became a trauma-informed addiction therapist is because addiction is so often a response to past trauma. In my opinion, you cannot effectively treat the addiction piece without […]

Toxic Relationships: Are you Turning Red Flags Green?

It is so easy to get distracted in the honeymoon period of a new relationship; those first few months people are typically on their best behavior.  However, over time people show us who they are and it’s our job to listen.  In the excitement of a new relationship we want to only see their good […]

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 […]