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From Surviving to Thriving: 

Find Freedom and Joy after Childhood Trauma

Therapy and coaching for adults to heal their wounded inner child

Your past may be sabotaging your life

If you feel like you're not good enough, or struggle with trusting people, overreacting, shutting down emotionally, or using unhealthy coping mechanisms, you may be among millions of adults living with childhood trauma. 

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Trauma is often misunderstood

Many people assume that trauma must involve sexual or physical abuse, but the best synonym for trauma is “stuck.” Many of us experienced unsafe and overwhelming situations as children, leading us to adopt ways of coping that no longer serve us as adults. 

Taking the next step in your healing journey takes courage

I work with adults to help them connect, validate, and empathize with their wounded inner child, the part of them that’s stuck reacting from past pain.

 

Whether through individual or group sessions, my clients gain awareness of their reactions and develop the ability to reparent their inner child. This leads to improved personal boundaries and relationships, and to greater hope, freedom, relief – and joy

As a fellow childhood-trauma survivor, and now a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW), childhood-trauma therapist, and life coach, I understand what you’re going through.

 

Accepting that our childhood was “that bad” can take time. I get it. My journey began at age 18, when a mentor gently pointed out that I showed clear signs of childhood trauma and suggested some reading that resonated with me, but I still resisted the idea.

 

I get how it can be frustrating to invest time and energy in therapy and not seem to make progress in actually finding relief. After working with therapists for years, I began the most transformative phase of my journey at age 46. I received group and individual therapy in the Relationship Recovery Process (RRP) model for healing childhood trauma. 

What is RRP?

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RRP is a healing model for helping childhood-trauma survivors relate to themselves and others in healthier ways; it involves re-parenting their wounded inner child toward healing and enhancing healthy intimacy skills.

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Unresolved and unprocessed childhood trauma leaves us vulnerable

Sadly, people who didn't receive love, safety, and emotional connection in a good-enough way as children often feel lonely, unworthy, depressed, or anxious as adults. 


Even more alarming, childhood-trauma survivors are more susceptible to engaging in self-defeating behaviors and being taken advantage of by others later in life. So, when left untreated and unprocessed, childhood trauma leaves us vulnerable to further pain and suffering.

Bridge into the Woods
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But there is a better way

I passionately believe it’s never too late to heal from childhood trauma. 

 

You are destined for more, to reclaim your hope, freedom, peace, joy—and your life story.

 

People who work with me find a caring voice, understanding attitude, and a comforting safe space where they learn to connect with and reparent their wounded inner child. Supported by the validation and empathy I provide, they can proceed at their own pace and talk openly about their experiences.

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