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TRAUMA

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:

 

Avoidance

Dissociation

Re-experiencing

Hyperarousal

Mood changes

Sleep Disturbances

Chronic illness ( gastrointestinal and pelvic problems from sexual abuse)

Reckless or self-destructive behavior.

DEPRESSION

Depression can present itself through many different emotions and symptoms. Some reasons you may struggling with Depression:

 

Sad

Irritable

Worthless

Helpless/ Hopeless

Empty

Guilty

Headaches

Increase or decrease in appetite

Fatigue

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!

IDENTITY &

SELF ESTEEM

Negative self-talk

Comparison

Feeling worthless or unloved.

Fear of conflict

Imposter syndrome: perfectionism or procrastination

Self-destructive behavior

OTHER

AREAS

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.