For people who have experienced any level of trauma in their lives, they know deeply that well-intentioned advice like “just put it behind you and move forward,” “just don’t dwell on it so much,” and “just think positively” simply does not apply to their situations. The experience of trauma changes how people think about themselves and impacts how they relate to the world in many aspects. The practice of trauma-informed therapy can help individuals unlock this mystery and understand the why behind how they feel, act, think and respond to challenges. That comprehension becomes a tool for repair and re-engagement in a new way. I help clients use specific, evidence-based techniques to break free from the hold that the experience of trauma can create.