Recovery from rape or assault can seem like a never-ending battle. However painful, scary and challenging this process may be, I am here to help you heal. My main goal is to help you begin to process your assault in a safe space so that you can get your life back.
An important component of healing is challenging irrational thoughts related to self-blame or other distorted beliefs that may have developed as a result of the trauma. Through our work together you will learn skills to help you transform these thoughts and reclaim your life.
So often our past pain and our projections about the future are the cause of a great deal of our distress. Using mindfulness techniques, I will help you learn to enter into the present moment, where you can find freedom and peace. I often incorporate scripted meditation to help you understand and integrate your thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations.
When we experience trauma, sometimes we begin to feel like our pain is who we are. It can be difficult to see past the pain and sometimes it can even be difficult to see the possibility of healing. However unthinkable what you have suffered is, I will help you discover that your pain is not who you are and does not define you. By building trust together, over time, we will create a safe place for you to begin to process your trauma so that it no longer rules your life.