“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou
Trauma has many faces. It may be a single incident or a prolonged experience of childhood abuse or neglect. When you have been hurt and betrayed, the thought of trusting another human being is daunting. Safety seems elusive and hope may be difficult to sustain.
The effects of trauma impact one’s sense of self, and can impede healthy relationships at the times that they are most needed. It is a natural instinct to want to retreat and self-protect in the face of adversity, yet connecting with others is essential to healing.
The process of healing occurs differently for each survivor but the counseling relationship is key to developing the capacities necessary to heal, restore self-esteem, and establish healthy, mutual and non-traumatizing relationships.
We offer trauma-informed therapy for children, teens, and adults of all genders and sexualities as well as couple, relationship and family therapy.
For questions or to discuss an initial appointment, please contact our intake counselor, Jan Smallwood, MS.ED, LCPC, CADC, at 847-475-7003 x 10, or email her at [email protected]
We look forward to having the opportunity to work with you.