If you have experienced trauma – in the past or more recently, you may be experiencing a variety of responses. Trauma is defined as anything that made you feel a sense of shock, helplessness, or voicelessness. Trauma may include sexual or physical abuse, emotional abuse, spiritual, birth or medical trauma, reproductive trauma (including infertility, miscarriage, or perinatal loss), chronic health diagnoses, or race-based/racial trauma. Trauma can be single or ongoing experiences and can also include historical, intergenerational,and systemic trauma. For some, trauma may lead to difficulty sleeping and ongoing anxiety. For others, trauma can lead to the development of chronic health concerns and a loss of joy.
As a Certified EMDR Therapist, my role is to facilitate holistic trauma integration using trauma-sensitive mindfulness, somatic practices, trauma therapy, & EMDR therapy to help your mind, body, and spirit to make sense of what has happened. As an Asian American social worker and clinician of color, I also seek to practice from a multicultural and culturally-attuned perspective with clients. Holistic trauma integration may also involve connecting you with trauma-sensitive and informed practitioners in the community, as needed. This may include functional medicine practitioners, trauma-sensitive yoga instructors, acupuncturists, chiropractors, physical therapists, and massage therapists.