According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, trauma has been defined as a traumatic event involving the threat of death, serious injury, or sexual violence (DSM-5). In other words, trauma is defined as any situation in which someone’s health and safety are threatened.
The World Health Organization suggests that 1 in 3 women will experience physical or sexual violence in her lifetime, usually by an intimate partner.
Symptoms of trauma may include:
Chronic illness ( gastrointestinal and pelvic problems from sexual abuse)
Reckless or self-destructive behavior.
Depression can present itself through many different emotions and symptoms. Some reasons you may struggling with Depression:
Increase or decrease in appetite
Sleeping too much or too little
No longer interested in activities you use to enjoy
Overwhelm with decision making
If you identify with any of those symptoms, let’s work together to help you manage your Depression, identify coping skills, and help you feel like yourself again!
Feeling worthless or unloved.
Fear of conflict
Imposter syndrome: perfectionism or procrastination
Anxiety, Women’s issues, Stress management, Work-life Balance, and Chronic illness.
If you or someone you know experiences any of the above symptoms, Felicia is certain to provide a safe haven for collaboration and healing through your journey. Please contact Felicia and see how she can support you through therapy.