Unresolved Trauma and Relationships

By |2023-03-31T02:24:32+00:00March 31st, 2023|

What is Trauma? Traumas are an emotional response to an extreme life event that threatens someone’s physical or psychological survival. Many people develop symptoms due to trauma including physiological reactivity to triggers, panic attacks, chronic anxiety, feelings of anger or numbness, a loss of trust, or addictive behaviors. When trauma goes unresolved, it becomes an [...]

Addiction and ADHD: What You Should Know

By |2023-01-13T16:53:06+00:00January 13th, 2023|

 What is the link between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and substance use disorders? Many adults with ADHD struggle with addictive behaviors that are often unrecognized and untreated. People with ADHD have an increased risk of alcohol or substance misuse as a way to self-treat or self-medicate, undiagnosed or undertreated symptoms of ADHD, such as [...]

Betrayal Trauma: Signs & Strategies to Recovery

By |2022-12-02T04:22:22+00:00December 2nd, 2022|

What is Betrayal Trauma? Betrayal trauma typically refers to the lingering pain and turmoil experienced after betrayal by a parent, another childhood caregiver, or a romantic partner. However, in the field of sex addiction, it is mostly referred to when a spouse or partner has an affair and violates the sanctity of the relationship.  When [...]

Understanding Group Therapy

By |2022-11-01T17:30:52+00:00September 28th, 2022|

What Is Group Therapy? Group Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that involves one or more therapists working with several people at the same time who have gone through similar mental health struggles. During these meetings, a professional therapist helps the client tackle specific or general problems such as a particular mental illness or a source of [...]

Unveiling a New Type of Trauma: Exploring the Deep Wounds of Small “T” Traumas

By |2022-11-01T17:31:03+00:00August 24th, 2022|

What is Small ‘t’ Trauma? Many people have written off the idea that they could have experienced trauma because they have not experienced something as seemingly significant as sexual assault or physical abuse. After all, remember the old saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me?” Turns out that was [...]


By |2022-11-01T17:31:13+00:00July 26th, 2022|

What is EMDR Therapy? Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a psychotherapy treatment developed by Francine Shapiro, Ph.D., designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories or events. EMDR therapy is done through bilateral stimulation, commonly through eye movements, which is used to allow the brain to reprocess and ultimately reinterpret the meaning [...]


By |2022-11-01T17:31:29+00:00June 20th, 2022|

 Addiction:      Addictive behavior and addiction have a variety of origins. They can stem from family history, mental health diagnoses, peer pressure, use of highly addictive substances, and others. An environmental fact that is often linked to addictive behaviors is trauma. An underlying traumatic incident in someone’s life may lead to behaviors associated with [...]


By |2022-11-01T17:30:38+00:00April 26th, 2022|

Healing from Addiction  Addiction is an all-consuming disease that affects each aspect of someone’s life. It takes over control of decision making, but more importantly risks the long-term health of those afflicted. Having an addiction is lonely and without professional help and/or peer support, can be virtually impossible to control. Getting help or treatment for [...]

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