Trauma

Trauma: Healing Your Inner Child

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Experiencing any kind of trauma or distress can cause levels of discomfort within anyone, though what about it is different when it is experienced as a child? To put it simply, there are quite a few differences between experiencing trauma as an adult and experiencing trauma as a child.

Trauma Therapy to Help Prioritize Your Values

Many of my clients have difficulty living the life they want and need to feel truly happy. They struggle with expectations placed on them by others, feelings of guilt if they put themselves first and most days feel like they cannot catch their breathe. Self-care isn’t selfish- I know it’s a clique but it is true. You need to take care of you to be your best self for your family, friends and career. If this is speaking to you, strap in- I have some Pro-tips for you.

LGBT+ Affirming Therapy in New York

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LGBT+ affirming therapy/counseling in Smithtown, NY and Bohemia, NY LGBT+ affirming therapy/counseling online across New York State Suffolk Family Therapy offers counseling/therapy to the LGBT+ population. A counselor or therapist that treats LGBT+ people needs to be more than just “gay friendly”.   Being “LGBT+ informed” is ever changing! Our therapists engage in continuing training/education …

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What is TF-CBT Therapy?

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TF-CBT may sound like an intense acronym and a bit overwhelming. We therapists love our acronyms! It stands for Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In everyday terms, it is a trauma-focused intervention that is specifically for people from ages 3 to 18 that are diagnosed with PTSD due to experiencing a traumatic event. The key components …

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EMDR therapy for Depression in Suffolk County, NY

 Much to the relief of mental health workers the stigma attached to depression is lessening as awareness increases. Times are changing and so are your options when it comes to seeking treatment for depression. EMDR can be an effective means to treat your depression when traditional options have not helped. Most people are familiar with …

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Disenfranchised Grief-How the COVID-19 Pandemic Continues to Impact Your Mental Health

Let’s face it-the COVID 19 pandemic was something that most could have not imagined, let alone prepared for. Life as we knew it was immediately turned upside down. While there were many losses incurred, none seemed to compare to the families who lost loved ones to COVID-19. As a society, we were called on to …

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Trauma Bonding

A traumatic event is an occurrence that overwhelms our stress response system. When we endure trauma from someone close to us we can develop a trauma bond, especially when we experience trauma repeatedly by an attachment figure. A trauma bond occurs when the abused develops sympathy or affection towards their abuser. This can happen over any time period and rarely, if ever, develops into a healthy relationship. A trauma bond can cause the abused to experience guilt, confusion and self-judgment when analyzing their feelings towards their abuser, however this type of bond, while unhealthy, can originate from a protective place in the abused person.

What is Complicated Grief Therapy?

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Grief is a normal response to mourning the loss of a significant attachment figure. However, some people experience complicated grief characterized by an intense, prolonged mourning period focused on unhelpful, painful thoughts, dysfunctional behaviors and difficulty regulating emotions. When someone struggles with complicated grief, unique therapeutic interventions are required to address it. Complicated Grief Therapy …

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