You walk into a restaurant, and before you even give your name, you are scoping out the exits, and making sure you have a clear way out. The next step is letting the hostess know that you “need” a table by the door or one of the exits. Even better is when the restaurant has an outdoor patio. This pattern seems to happen when you go to most places: a stadium, crowded areas, department stores, amusement parks, and if you can tolerate it, a concert venue.
You have been hypervigilant about everything around you. It doesn’t matter where you are, as you can always hear every noise that goes on. It is so hard to go somewhere and not scan the room to make sure it’s safe. And worse, yet, you are still sometimes having nightmares or waking up panicked in the middle of the night.
These are just a few scenarios that happen after you have been a victim, or family member of a victim, of a shooting. Being always on edge and afraid has become the norm, and you just can’t stand feeling that way anymore.
I am here to let you know, I can help you. I have worked extensively with clients in individual and group settings who have experienced the shooting at the Route 91 concert in Las Vegas in 2017, and the Borderline Bar Shooting, most recently in 2018.
I use a combination of talk therapy and EMDR therapy to work with these concerns and struggles that you are experiencing. My biggest, and most important, focus is starting where you’re at. We will work at your pace, however it is that you are comfortable, and help you move past these traumatic memories that seem like they will never end.
If you have experienced anything like this, or you are a friend or family member who is struggling as a result of any such traumatic events, please click the link below and set up your free 20 minute phone consultation. I can help get you to a place of healing and peace within.
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