As a counselor committed to supporting trauma survivors on their healing journey, I was drawn to narrative therapy because - from its foundation - it is trauma-informed. Key concepts of narrative therapy align with those of trauma-informed counseling. Both prioritize transparency, collaboration, empowerment, choice, voice and social justice.
When you are considering counseling, it is important to know that you will not be judged by your responses to trauma. Instead, the meaning that you've given to the traumatic experiences in your life will be explored with you. If you are consumed by certain experiences of your life, and you feel stuck, I will examine with you just how this problem is impacting your life. I will help you explore the times in your life when you were resilient, when you felt most free, and help you celebrate and learn from those moments.
What you feel you missed or do not have in your life tells a lot about what you value most. Is it connection, love, being respected, feeling fulfilled? I will listen to your stories, help you externalize your problem, thicken your alternate narratives, and support you to become who you want to be and how you want to feel right now.