A trauma refers to any situation in which a person feels overwhelmed and unable to cope. This may include “Big T” traumas or situations which we naturally think about as traumatic (war, car accident, assault, etc); or “little t” traumas which are situations/events that in and of themselves may not appear traumatic but become traumatic when they accumulate (job loss, relationship break-up, feeling unseen/unheard). The impacts of trauma are far reaching and can impact our mental, physical, social, emotional, and psychological well-being. Specialized treatment provided by a therapist with advanced knowledge and training in the treatment of trauma is often necessary to move towards recovery.
At Corbiell Counselling & Consulting Services, we specialize in the treatment of complex and developmental trauma and dissociative disorders. Through many years of advanced training coupled with personal and professional experience with EMDR, I have found a strong somatic focus with EMDR to be most effective.