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Understanding Complex PTSD Dissociation in Trauma

Understanding Complex PTSD Dissociation in Trauma

Trauma is a complex experience that can have a lasting impact on an individual’s mental and emotional wellbeing. While many individuals may experience a range of emotions and symptoms after experiencing a traumatic event, Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) is a disorder that occurs after prolonged exposure to a traumatic event or a series of traumatic events. One of...

Healing from Childhood Trauma

Healing from Childhood Trauma

Childhood trauma can impact one's emotional, mental, and physical well-being for a long time. Traumatic experiences from childhood can lead to difficulties in relationships, anxiety, depression, and even physical ailments. Finding the right help and support to overcome childhood trauma is crucial to one's well-being. Fortunately, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therap...

Overcoming Anxiety and Depression Without the Use of Medications

Overcoming Anxiety and Depression Without the Use of Medications

Anxiety and depression are two prevalent mental health conditions that have been found to significantly impact one's quality of life. According to surveys, almost 80% of American adults experience anxiety and depression at various points in their lives. While medication can be an effective therapy for some patients, there are alternative therapies that have proven to be equally beneficial...

The Psychological Impact of Sexual Abuse

The Psychological Impact of Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse is a traumatic experience that can leave deep scars on a survivor's psyche, causing long-lasting emotional and mental health problems. One of the most pervasive and distressing effects of sexual abuse is shame. Shame can be defined as a feeling of unworthiness, self-doubt, and a sense of profound humiliation and disgrace. Survivors of sexual abuse often feel overwhelming sham...

How to Build Connection & Trust in a Relationship

How to Build Connection & Trust in a Relationship

Relationships are not always a bed of roses. Every relationship goes through its ups and downs. However, maintaining the quality and strength of a relationship requires effort and a solid foundation of trust and connection. Trust and connection are the two key factors that help keep a relationship stable, healthy, and long-lasting. In this blog post, we will share some valuable tips on ho...

The Link Between Trauma and Chronic Illness: Exploring the Connection

The Link Between Trauma and Chronic Illness: Exploring the Connection

When we hear the word "trauma," we often think of events like natural disasters, accidents, or violent crimes. However, trauma can also stem from ongoing experiences of abuse, neglect, or other forms of chronic stress. While these experiences can impact mental health, they can also have physical consequences. In fact, research has shown that there is a strong association between trauma an...

The Silent Relationship Killer: Why Communication is Central in Any Relationship

The Silent Relationship Killer: Why Communication is Central in Any Relationship

Relationships are not always a bed of roses, and sometimes things can get rocky. But how do you tell when that rocky patch turns into something much worse? If you are currently experiencing difficulties in your relationship, it may be time to evaluate what’s causing them. As a couples therapist in Orlando, one major relationship killer I commonly come across is communication - or the la...

Helpful Tips for First-time Parents

Helpful Tips for First-time Parents

Becoming a parent for the first time is a life-changing step that is both exciting and scary. Whether you’ve planned for it or it came as a surprise, there are many things you need to learn and prepare for. Bringing a new life into the world is a wonderful experience, but it can also be overwhelming, especially for new parents. As you embark on this exciting journey, we would like to sh...

10 Rules for a Happy Marriage

10 Rules for a Happy Marriage

Marriage is a bond between two individuals who love each other and want to spend their lives together. It's a beautiful commitment that requires patience, love, and understanding. However, maintaining a happy marriage can be challenging at times. Couples often struggle to keep their relationships on track, and disagreements can easily escalate into serious problems. The good news is, it's...

Repairing Broken Family Relationships: A Guide to Healing and Moving Forward

Repairing Broken Family Relationships: A Guide to Healing and Moving Forward

Family is one of the most important things in life. However, family relationships can sometimes get complicated, and conflicts arise. In some cases, these conflicts lead to broken relationships. Whether it's a breakdown of communication, resentment, or something else, conflicts can cause a rift that is difficult to repair. If you find yourself in such a situation, know that all is...


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