Maybe while you were growing up, the family story was that everything was perfect, but now you’re not so sure:
~ You had to be the parent to your parent(s)
~ You could never win with them
~ They never really knew you
~ You know or wonder if they were narcissistic or alcoholic
~ Or maybe you were betrayed by someone else in your early life.
You may or may not remember specific traumatic moments in your childhood, but it seems clear that your overall upbringing left you with lasting mental and emotional scars.
You were left feeling not good enough, full of self-doubt, and that it was all your fault.
Same Old Same Old
Now, you feel responsible for…everything. You do a lot (and know you’re really good at certain things), but your fragile self-confidence crumbles in an instant, maybe after even a gentle criticism, or your inner critic raging at you (yet again).
Your emotional life can be a roller coaster: stressed and anxious one minute; hopeless, ashamed, and depressed the next.
~ You’ve started having panic attacks
~ You’re irritable
~ Things feel blah
~ It’s hard to concentrate
~ You feel numb
Your body is paying the price as well:
~ Your muscles ache from chronic tension
~ It’s hard to sleep
~ Your blood pressure is on the rise
~ You’ve developed an autoimmunedisease
~ You have unusual, unexplained physical symptoms
Living this way is exhausting!
You can still imagine a life that’s more true to you, free from the shadows of your past.
Maybe you’ve been in therapy before but talk therapy hasn’t quite been the answer.
You are open to new approachesthat incorporate the cutting-edge neurobiological knowledge that trauma is stored in the body and is most efficiently resolved through body-informed psychotherapy.
The next phase of your journey begins now!
Hello! I am Catherine LeBlanc, a trauma-informed somatic psychotherapist, and I am so honored to be able to work with people just llike you. It is humbling and awe-inspiring to watch my wonderful clients grow and flourish as the result of a trauma-informed approach. If you are ready to give trauma-informed psychotherapy a try, you’ve come to the right place. I am looking forward to hearing from you!