• Therapy for Trauma

    Almost two-thirds of Canadians will experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives (Statistics Canada, 2021). These traumatic events will impact their emotional, physical, and social health as well as the well-being of future generations.

    Our mission is to transform lives through trauma recovery. 

    While trauma is powerful, resiliency  is insurmountable.

    We believe that through effective therapy, compassion, and collaboration, survivors can tap into their resiliency and overcome the impact of trauma.

     We are guided by evolving research and committed to providing evidence-based psychotherapy. These are well researched treatments, proven to help survivors heal, not manage, the symptoms of trauma.

    We are not just trauma informed, we are trauma focused. 

    Trauma informed simply means that you understand the impact that past experiences can have on mental health. This is often why trauma survivors continue to struggle after therapy – they were not receiving therapy intended to heal trauma. They were simply working with someone who understands the impact.

    At New Moon Psychotherapy we are trauma-focused. We don’t just understand how trauma effects survivors, we know how to treat it.

    Areas of Focus

    You are NOT defined by the things that happened to you and you CAN heal from them.

    The reason this is hard to believe is because trauma changes the way we think, feel, and act. It makes us believe that others can’t be trusted, that there’s something wrong with us, and that we’re not good enough. We feel out of control of our emotions and at the same time detached from them. We feel on edge, hypervigilant, and have a feeling that something is going to go wrong – even when there is no proof. Decision making is difficult. Spending time with others is hard. Keeping up a front is exhausting.

    Sometimes we’re haunted by our memories, our sleep suffers, and it feels like nothing will ever help us. Like we’re beyond fixing.

    This is trauma.

    Trauma is not what happens to you, it’s what happens inside you as a result of what happened to you.

    – Dr. Gabor Maté

    At New Moon Psychotherapy, we recognize that trauma manifests in unique ways for each survivor and is impacted by the distinct types of experiences that bring on the trauma.

    Our dedicated team understands the intricacies of these impacts and offers tailored individualized treatment plans to meet your needs.

    We take into account the varied ways traumatic experiences shape thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, ensuring a comprehensive approach to healing and growth.

    Use the links below to explore our areas of focus.

    Evidence Based Trauma Treatment

    When you’re struggling, it can be hard to know where to start and to imagine feeling better. Maybe you’ve reached out for help and it didn’t work – maybe it even made things worse.

    At New Moon Psychotherapy we are committed to your healing journey. We want to help you rise from your experiences, release the past into the past, and claim the life you’ve always wanted.

    We do that using evidence-based treatments. These are modalities grounded in research, studied meticulously, and proven to effectively treat trauma.

    Curious to learn more? Explore evidence-based trauma treatments using the links below.

    Your path to healing awaits!

    Meet our Trauma Therapists

    Use the links below to learn more about our trained and passionate trauma therapists.

    Ready to put the past in the past?

    This part can feel uncomfortable and it’s the first step to finding freedom from your trauma symptoms.

    Call, text, or email using the information/form below. Our administrative team will answer any questions you might have and learn how we can help you.

    Prefer to book on your own? Don’t want to wait for the office to open? Click the link below to schedule a consultation.

    You will then be connected with a therapist for a free 15-minute consultation.

    This is a chance for you to meet the therapist, ask questions and learn about their approach so that you can determine if they’re the right fit for you.

    Schedule your first therapy appointment and begin your healing journey!

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