Trauma Therapy

An Emotional Wound

The word "trauma" traces its origin to the ancient Greek, and it means wound or injury. This meaning aptly captures the essence of this pervasive yet often misunderstood experience that has both physical and emotional components. It is unfortunate to think that in our modern society, someone who has not experienced trauma is considered the exception to the norm. Thus, the importance of devoting time to reflect on our life and the wounds we carry. This will allow us to find the means to heal and live without suffering.

Healing From Within

Trauma is an injury upon the nervous system that leaves an imprint on the mindbody. Experts, such as Bessel van der Kolk, say that trauma is always preverbal. In other words, this psychic wound can happen in early life, before a person has developed the necessary verbal skills to understand what happened, or  process and make meaning out of the experience. This also means that trauma is stored in areas of the brain where thought and language do not have access to: the body

Trauma is something that happens within the person, as a result of a hurtful or difficult situation. In the words of another lead expert in the field, Gabor Maté: “It is not what happens to you, but what happens inside you.” 

As Maté suggests, it is helpful to reflect on where do I fit in the “surprisingly inclusive trauma spectrum”? Which marks of this experience do I carry and how have they impacted my life? Finally, what would life look like if I give myself the opportunity to understand and relate to those marks in a different, more functional, curious, and response-able way?  

In my work, I see trauma from a multifaceted lens, and emphasize the importance of synchronizing the mindbody’s natural capacity to recover from overwhelming experiences. Through body centered approaches such as mindfulness, movement, imagery, and EMDR*; I support my clients as they reconnect with themselves, regulate their emotions, and process traumatic memories in a safe environment.


By integrating these diverse perspectives, we engage with a holistic healing process that addresses the various layers of trauma's impact. This might involve:

Developing Awareness

Mindfulness is a way of training the mind to focus and slow down, so that it can be more aware of what is going on in the present moment. Being aware is a fundamental skill to practice when it comes to personal work.


The basics of how our nervous system functions, how the stress response gets activated, and vulnerability to trauma develops, can bring understanding to your patterns of behavior and inform us in choosing the best healing strategies for you. 

Building Resilience

By pulling from all your resources (inner and outer) and strengths that allow you to feel balanced. Engaging in activities that promote self-care, healthy relationships, and meaningful engagement with life can foster resilience and support your continued healing journey.

Processing Memories

Gradually exploring and processing traumatic memories in a safe and controlled environment, using techniques like EMDR, journaling, breathing, or somatic explorations to release trapped energy and memories, can help you gain new perspectives and integrate the experiences into your narrative.

Addressing Early Life Experiences

Addressing the root causes of trauma, the experiences that shaped who you are today can explain patterns that continue to create your present life. Your life story is important, and as your therapist, we explore these patterns and I support you to break out of cycles that have you repeating past limiting beliefs through curiosity, and specially chosen practices and tools.

Cultivating Self-Compassion

Learning to forgive, accept, and love ourselves for our past experiences is crucial for promoting emotional healing, increasing forward movement.

Our Therapy Process
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