Trauma Therapy

The definition of trauma:

“…the unique individual experience associated with an event or enduring conditions in which (the individual) is overwhelmed (and felt there was) a threat to life…” 

                                        (Pearlman & Saakvitne, 1990)

Trauma ServicesAnn has extensive training in how to help people who have been traumatized or diagnosed with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). She has studied trauma interventions and applied them with great success for countless individuals. Ann has over 11 years of experience in trauma therapy. 

Methods that Ann uses:

  • Psychodynamic and supportive
  • Cognitive Therapy for Trauma
  • EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy

    • Ann is a Certified EMDR therapist
  • DBT: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for stabilization of mood and emotional self-regulation
  • IRRT: Imagery Rescripting & Reprocessing Therapy
  • Meditation & Mindfulness Practices

Types of Trauma identified by Christine Courtois, PhD, ABPP:

  • Accident, Disaster, or  “Acts of God”Trauma Servces

    • Sudden or unexpected
    • Chronic illness or disability
  • Interpersonal

    • Chronic or one-time & time-limited                                        
  • Identity, ethnicity, or gender

    • Lifelong or episodic vulnerability
  • Community or group membership
  • Cumulative, continuous: known as Complex Trauma

Helping you recover your true self from any traumatic events in your life.

Call Ann at 516.314.9879 and go from “survivor” to “thriver”!