Anxiety Therapist in Houston, TX
One of the insidious side affects of trauma is high anxiety all the time, 24/7. Sometimes the high anxiety escalates into panic attacks, without reason. You will feel unsafe and know that something’s wrong, but will be unable to put your finger on just exactly what is wrong or unsafe about your current situation, which leads you to think you’re “crazy” or “making things up.”
The real reason for the high anxiety is the original trauma. Long after the event or events, the anxiety (feeling of fear) is still running in your nervous system. You are still in survival mode.
Somatic Experiencing (SE) treatment, developed by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D. goes directly to the nervous system where the anxiety resides. My goal is to help you process the traumas via your nervous system so that you no longer have to live in survival mode and instead, move to thriving mode where you can experience ease and safety.