The events that happen in your life have an interconnected impact on your emotional, mental, physical, and behavioural well-being, which can create a variety of symptoms.
You may notice that you struggle to manage your emotions and make unhealthy choices to cope. This response is due to trauma that often starts in childhood and becomes more noticeable after a life transition or challenging event. Trauma topics that affect mental health symptoms and induce shame include family secrets, life transitions, break-ups, affairs, betrayal, sexual abuse, divorce, abandonment, and childhood neglect or abuse.
Your symptoms increase the longer the issues and emotions go unresolved and worsen until you begin to address the pain. Treating the pain from childhood frees you to live and express yourself authentically as an adult. See below for common health flags, issues I specialize in, and treatment approaches I practice to support you throughout your therapy work and healing journey.
Signs of health distress:
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Muscle tension
- Digestive issues
- Appetite changes
- Increase in addictions