Has a Painful, Traumatic Experience Caused PTSD symptoms and Permanently Altered your Life?
Is the COVID-19 pandemic making your PTSD symptoms worse?
Are you suffering in isolation, unsure of where you can go for support?
You might be having sleepless nights. A traumatic event can leave you on a constant cycle of hypervigilance, anger, fear and drain you physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Possibly, these PTSD symptoms are preventing you from having meaningful connections and a deep sense of life purpose.
Perhaps, you’re looking to redefine your experience and deepen your spiritual growth – but you don’t know where to turn for help. This can be especially difficult if you recently immigrated to a new country and want to work with someone who understands and values your culture and spirituality.
Do you wish you could talk to someone who can help you heal, not just physically and emotionally, but spiritually as well?
A trauma therapist who implements both scientifically validated approaches and ancient spiritual practices into their work, can help you find meaning and personal growth in your past experiences.
Going through Trauma is not Uncommon
About 60 percent of men and 50 percent of women experience at least one traumatic event in their lives. A portion of those who experience trauma, develop PTSD symptoms or other trauma related diagnoses. Those of us who have been directly affected by a traumatic event, are more prone to develop PTSD and will need therapy.1
However, not everything is doom and gloom! Almost half of people who are seeking treatment, like you, improve within six weeks of receiving PTSD therapy.
Moreover, data shows that people who seek PTSD treatment lower the intensity of symptoms significantly, and approximately two thirds achieve full symptom elimination.2 Even more so, some people develop Post-Traumatic Growth, which is a transformation that occurs when the pain of the trauma is transmuted into a deep sense of life purpose.3
PTSD treatment with a Spiritual Focus Can Help You Find Meaning and Purpose
Deciding to reach out for help is a big step, and it shows your inner strength and resilience. You are already stronger than you think, and I can help you develop that strength, to not only heal your body and mind, but deepen your spiritual life.
My therapeutic approach involves a combination of techniques validated scientifically to reduce symptoms of PTSD and trauma, in addition to spiritual practices. This combination help us take your PTSD treatment from a simple reduction of symptoms to transforming pain into life purpose.
I like using spiritual techniques throughout sessions to help foster an environment of safety and non-judgment. Finding spiritual meaning in trauma might allow you to manage your situation, not as a helpless victim, but as a human being given a challenge to transcend to a higher level in life.
What about non-spiritual techniques?
Depending on your needs, I may incorporate Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR therapy), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) or/and Motivational Interviewing (MI) into our work together. EMDR helps reprogram your brain’s response to the trauma, and in many cases, reduces significantly the most intense and difficult trauma symptoms. DBT combines mindfulness techniques and cognitive skills that increase your self-awareness and challenges your negative beliefs of self. MI skills helps us elicit “change talk” so you can let go of your ambivalence and get motivated for change.
What would the therapy process look like?
In our first session together, I will evaluate your PTSD symptoms and goals. In our second session, we will start working on reducing symptoms through a resourcing stage. This stage might incorporate shamanic techniques, energy work, and visualizations or solely EMDR techniques, based on your preference. Later, we will dance between grounding for safety, and processing traumatic memories to reduce PTSD symptoms. At the end of our time together, we will review the skills you learned to maintain a sense of wellbeing. We will also reflect on how would you use your newfound wisdom to help yourself and others.
Having worked with trauma survivors since 2009, and having facilitated trauma therapy groups, I have had the privilege of walking alongside many people in their healing journeys. I have seen them grow from scared to thriving and strong.
What happened to you in the past doesn’t have to affect your present or future. A trauma therapist with a spiritual focus can help you find a renewed sense of purpose and direct you forward.
If you are committed to finding meaning in your experiences, there is nothing that can hold you back.
You may have some concerns about PTSD treatment…
Is PTSD treatment expensive?
Investing in yourself will help you live your fullest life. Untreated trauma can negatively impact your career, relationships, even your sleep – all of which can affect your finances. Just one hour in therapy can help you increase your motivation, time management and productivity every week. Instead of focusing on the trauma, you can enjoy living your fullest life.
I’ve tried therapy before, but it didn’t work.
PTSD treatment and trauma treatment are different from just ‘talk therapy.’ As a trained trauma therapist, I use innovative techniques proven to treat PTSD symptoms. Also, my approach is different from that of other trauma therapists. Many therapists just use EMDR or somatic therapies, but I bring in ancient techniques that our ancestors used to treat trauma. This unique approach allows me to get to the root of the issue.
Is online therapy effective?
Due to the pandemic, in-person treatment has become undesirable. The efficacy of online therapy has been researched and fortunately, it has proven to be as effective as in-person therapy.4 Online therapy allows me to enter the client’s home, and use the clients’ space as a therapeutic tool. Clients are also able to include their pets as emotional support. There are many other perks of being at home while receiving counseling and you might enjoy it more than you think.
Learn How You Can Find Meaning In Your Painful Past With PTSD Treatment
If you’re ready to work with a Denver trauma therapist, spiritually focused, bilingual (English-Spanish) and with extensive experience, I invite you to text me at (720) 809-7709 or reach out via my contact page. You’ll receive a customized text with 2-3 questions as a basic screening, to make sure we’re a good fit. Then, I will send a link to an online portal, so we can start the enrollment process. I look forward to hearing from you.
If you want to get to know a little more about how I work, prior to our first session, here are some free videos offering skills that will benefit you right away!