"Serving Berkeley, Oakland, Piedmont, Grand Lake, Emeryville, Rockridge, Temescal, Lake Merritt and the East Bay"
Teresa Allen MFT
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist #39878
Trauma can take many shapes. Memories are stored in your body, mind, and emotions. Trauma can be a sudden event or an ongoing pattern. It might include:
Common symptoms include depression, anxiety, intrusive memories, feeling numb, and feeling on guard all the time. Traumas can alter your perceptions about the world, yourself, and others in dramatic ways. In therapy the goal is to break free from the grip the old experiences have on your life by working through the trauma and transforming negative thought patterns.