Unfortunately, almost all people experience trauma at one point or another. Sometimes it happens before you and your partner meet, sometimes it happens to you while you’re together. Other times, it happens to one partner and not the other.
Examples can range from childhood abuse and neglect, sexual abuse and assault, bad parenting, and natural disasters, to injury, infidelity, miscarriage, loss of job, death in the family and many, many more terrible happenings.
Every example is unique, and we each respond differently. Our brains create new neural pathways associated with such events in order for us to keep functioning in our daily lives. Over time, this protection the brain creates for us can become a big problem – the trauma becomes not the incidents themselves, but how we carry that baggage forward through the rest of our lives.
The effects can ripple throughout our lifetime if not processed and dealt with in a healthy manner. Learning to process trauma together can take communication and other skills that we haven’t fully developed or have too much baggage to tackle unobjectively.
Learning to trust again
Our therapists, in addition to the expected therapy requirements, have licensure and degrees in everything related to human relationships…that is, how humans relate to each other. So much of our interpersonal world is dominated by trauma, and as such, we are skilled at helping you to the other side.
Through a safe and objective counseling space, we can help you heal and process these moments that have in the past defined you and how you relate not only to each other, but to the world. We can help you build new perspectives around these wounds so your relationship with yourself and others can thrive.
If you think we can help, please reach out to get started, or find a therapist near you. You can also read more about trauma on our blog.
If you need immediate assistance, please call 911 or use these crisis resources.