Trauma & Abuse


Things happen. You didn’t ask for it; you just were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

When negative events occur that are outside the norm of everyday life, it is considered “trauma.” Because trauma is usually unexpected, most people are not quite sure what the “normal” process of coping is, much less how to start healing. We can help.

As you come to realize that your reactions to the traumatic event are part of a process that is predictable, you will be better equipped to respond in healthy ways.

Abuse, a particular kind of trauma, is often unrecognized until it starts negatively impacting your life. Sometimes people stay in an abusive situation because they don’t know how to get out of it or how to prevent it in the future. We can help you understand the steps toward healthier relationships, help you recognize the cycle of abuse, and give you the tools that will ensure your physical and emotional safety and well-being.


Contact us at (916) 797-3344 for an appointment today.