No one asks to be abused, neglected, or to find themselves in any type of situation where they fear for their life and safety or that of a loved one. And if anything like this has happened to you, it is not your fault. You are not to blame. You did not do anything to deserve this.
When an individual has experienced some type of traumatic event or events, it is not uncommon for them to continue to experience distress and discomfort after the event itself has ended. This can include experiencing flashbacks and nightmares, as well as an intense desire to avoid people, places, and situations that are associated with the trauma.
While it can be incredibly scary and difficult to talk about the traumatic event or events that have occurred in your life, it can be healing to have the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors surrounding this event(s) heard and validated in a safe and nonjudgmental space. I guide and support my clients through this process of healing at a pace that feels comfortable to them, so that they may find some peace and a new way forward.