Jessica Potter, LMFT licensed marriage &
family therapist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

jessie potter's information

EMDR Therapy for Trauma

Trauma Informed Therapy

 

About Trauma: Psychological trauma and post-traumatic stress are neurobiological responses to a deeply distressing or disturbing event or series of events. Traumatic experiences overwhelm our ability to return to a state of normalcy and self-regulation. Many life experiences can be confusing and overwhelming for people who have experienced trauma. They often feel flooded when ordinary events trigger thoughts, emotions, and sensations associated with the traumatic event as if it were still happening. Trauma survivors can feel disoriented and discouraged because they often function well in some areas of their lives, but feel incapacitated in others.

Trauma survivors may develop a variety of symptoms and coping strategies that can disrupt their lives. Survivors often struggle with feelings of helplessness, diminished self-worth, difficulty feeling a full range of emotions, and an inability to feel safe and satisfied. Common symptoms include depression, anxiety, fears and phobias, social isolation, feeling numb or detached, nightmares, insomnia, sexual difficulties, constant self-criticism, chronic exhaustion, headaches, and many unexplained physical symptoms.

Trauma-Informed Therapy offers hope and healing for people whose lives have been impacted by trauma. The trauma-Informed approach integrates a variety of therapeutic modalities to address the impact of trauma on the mind, body, and spirit. An integrative, trauma-informed approach carefully assesses where survivors are in their healing process and utilizes gentle, supportive methods to improve coping tools and facilitate healing.

As a Trauma-Informed Therapist I utilize Psycho-education, Attachment-Focused EMDR/Flash Technique, Structural Dissociation, Internal Family Systems, Sensorimotor and relaxation techniques, Psychodynamic Talk Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness Practices.

For more information on PTSD and Complex PTSD: How is CPTSD Different from PTSD?

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