“Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold
inside in the absence of an empathetic witness.”
– Peter A. Levine
With the understanding that we all experience trauma to various degrees throughout our lives, the therapists at New Leaf work from a trauma-informed perspective. This means all of our therapists implement foundational understanding of how trauma influences the body, mind, and connections to others.
It is our priority to first establish an emotionally safe, consistent, and supportive space for you, as this is the basis for all trauma treatment. Utilizing established and evidence-based interventions associated with mind/body awareness, mindfulness, and connection to resources, it is also essential that we help you establish ways to remain emotionally and physically safe within and outside of sessions. At an individualized, appropriate pace, we will help you explore the impacts of your experiences on your current circumstances and collaboratively navigate improving your quality of life.
Trauma often manifests in the following ways:
- Somatic Issues
- Medical Issues
- Sleep Disturbances
- Physical Pain
As you can see, trauma can be at the root of a variety of symptoms and presenting difficulties; therefore, with your permission, we often collaborate with doctors, psychiatrists, family members, close contacts, and other institutions that may enhance the assessment and treatment process.
In the spirit of helping you find empowerment and ownership over your choices and fulfillment, we firmly believe in guiding you to establish your own therapeutic goals with expert collaboration and support. You are in the driver’s seat, and we are the navigation system. Yes, we help our clients heal trauma, but it’s typical to experience laughter and joyfulness in our sessions – humor and light-heartedness must always be a part of this process too!
Please do not hesitate to contact us
to learn more about our therapists and their qualifications.