“We are all inherently able to heal from effects trauma so that we can live our best authentic self in the present”.Christina Granados
On the outside, people around you see you as a strong and high-functioning woman. To the outside world, you can “do it all” –whether it’s your ability to balance career and family; or being a full-time caregiver to children or loved ones –you seem to do it all effortlessly. But what you don’t let them see is that on the inside, you’re hurting.
Here’s what they don’t know about you
They don’t know that you’ve been feeling overwhelmed, tense, and on edge. They don’t know that your mind is consumed with worries and fears that have led to panic attacks. They don’t know that in reality, you feel alone, sad, and worthless. They don’t know how many times you’ve asked yourself “what is wrong with me”?
Your Past is Present
According to trauma specialist Dr. Bruce Perry, we need to shift from, “what’s wrong with you” to “what happened to you” because your past has shaped you into the person you are today. And If your past was filled with painful, traumatic, or overwhelming experiences, you may be carrying unprocessed psychological and physiological wounds from those experiences. Those past unprocessed wounds can lead to the distressing issues and symptoms you are experiencing today.
The good news is you can heal those wounds when you feel truly seen and validated. You can heal when you are offered a space to be authentic and vulnerable. You can heal when you are provided with information and tools to help you flourish. That’s what I’m here for.
I am committed to providing a safe, non-judgmental, and validating space where you can openly explore your thoughts and freely express emotions. In this space, all of the parts you hide from everyone else -the messy, unfiltered, and stuck parts -they are all welcome here.
You can finally take off the mask and connect with your inner wisdom so that you can be your most authentic self.
Empathy * Compassion *Kindness * Curiosity *Trustworthiness * Authenticity * Transparency * Collaboration
Treat women who have survived trauma can experience hope, healing, and growth
To provide you with a safe and validating space where your strengths will be recognized and where you are able to explore thoughts and freely express your emotions.
Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW) Kansas
Master of Social Work, 2009 Newman University, Wichita, KS
Bachelors of Social Work 2007 Wichita State University. Wichita, KS
EMDR Certified Therapist 2019 Maiberger Institute
Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy 2016 Wellness Institute
Play Therapy Certification 2013 Wichita State University