Trauma Therapy

Overcome the Pain of Past Experiences

“I just want a life worth living.”

 

We all live through difficult experiences. But, sometimes those experiences are terrifying and can cause a lifetime of pain. This is trauma. 

Untreated, trauma can impact every aspect of your life:

 

You don’t need to suffer any longer!

 

Trauma therapy has evolved over the past two decades. Now, there are powerful, innovative ways to resolve and heal past traumatic experiences. By working through the body/mind connection with a trauma therapist, we can heal the impact of trauma.

What is trauma?

 

Trauma is what can happen when we experience scary or life-threatening events. Yet, it’s important to remember that what is scary to one person is not to someone else. Sometimes we get through these times quite well. At other times, we can struggle for years with the impact of trauma-related conditions like Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

In fact, underlying common conditions like depression, anxiety, ADHD, and stress are often unresolved trauma. We tend to bury these painful memories. And when we do, the wear and tear on our body and mind become clear over time. After a while, we can’t hold it any longer

Untreated trauma can impact us in many ways. It may alter how we relate to others, the world, and ourselves. Or, it can devastate our lives, bodies, and spirits. One of my trauma therapy clients put it best when he said “there is nothing in my life that isn’t impacted by my trauma.

What causes trauma?

  • Abuse – physical, emotional, sexual
  • Natural disasters
  • Car accidents
  • Crime
  • Domestic violence
  • Losing someone close to you
  • Witnessing something scary
  • Public speaking
  • Illness, surgeries, diseases
  • End of a relationship
  • Bullying

There is Hope! Trauma Therapy in Pasadena, CA Can Help.

 

Over the past few decades, the field of psychology has uncovered innovative, effective forms of trauma therapy. In specific, the field of somatic psychology. Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Brainspotting are all examples of modalities that have emerged recently.

My work incorporates many of these modalities along with:

  • Mindfulness
  • Hakomi Therapy
  • Attachment Theory
  • Relational Somatic Psychotherapy
  • And other psycho-biological disciplines

Every day I work with people who have been through a myriad of traumatic events in their lives. I am privileged to help them get their lives back! 

Help is available. And it works! You do not have to suffer any longer with the devastating impact of trauma.

Symptoms of Trauma

 
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Social anxiety
  • Health anxiety
  • Addiction
  • Sleep issues
  • Chronic muscle tension
  • Migraine headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Avoidance
  • Intimacy and sexuality issues
  • Promiscuity
  • Sexual/love addiction
 

Symptoms of PTSD

  • Painful memories
  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks
  • Avoiding things that remind you of the trauma
  • Hopelessness
  • Negative thoughts
  • Memory troubles
  • Relational issues
  • Feeling disconnected from others
  • Feeling numb
  • Depression
  • Guilt or shame
  • Sleep problems
  • Difficulty paying attention or staying focused
  • Increase startle response
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Overcome Shame and Isolation

Realize you are not alone, and it’s not your fault.

Regain Comfort and Safety

Experience a calm body and a peaceful mind.

Feel Powerful and Confident

Take on the world, Reach your goals.

Live Life to its Fullest!

Finally, a life worth living!

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Begin Trauma Therapy in Pasadena, Los Angeles, or Sacramento, CA!

 

You don’t have to suffer through past trauma. Our caring therapists can help you feel more confident from our Pasadena, CA-based therapy practice. To start trauma therapy, follow these simple steps:

1. Reach Out!

Set up a free consultation with me by clicking the button below. Let’s connect in real-time. Sometimes this is the hardest part.

 

2. Let’s Get to Work

We combine somatic therapy, trauma therapy, mindfulness, and neuroscience together. A caring therapist can help free you from the powerful grip of trauma.

3. Live Your Beautiful Life!

With trauma now in the past, you are free to live, love and enjoy everything life has to offer. 

 

Other Services Offered by Dr. Chris Tickner, MFT

Trauma therapy isn’t the only service we offer at our Pasadena, CA-based therapy office. Other services offered include depression treatment, individual therapy, anxiety treatment, couples therapy and marriage counseling, somatic therapy, affair recovery, and group therapy. Also, we also serve all of California via online therapy. For any other questions, please visit our FAQ page!

 
 
 
 
 
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