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Trauma and the Brain

Posted by on September 22, 2016 in Blog Posts, featured, PTSD, Trauma | Comments Off on Trauma and the Brain

Trauma and the Brain

What happens in the human mind when something traumatic happens? How do this process effect ones everyday life and functioning? Why is it important to understand what happens in the mind when a traumatic event occurs and how can it help us cope with PTSD, anxiety and depression that commonly occurs as a result?

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Clinical Trauma Professional Certification

Posted by on September 22, 2015 in Blog Posts, featured | Comments Off on Clinical Trauma Professional Certification

Clinical Trauma Professional Certification

I find myself so often in awe of people’s power and, most of all, their resiliency to the challenges that they face. As a result, trauma work has always called to me because there are so many times I have had the pleasure of watching people overcome their unique challenges that can seem so insurmountable, where the easy choice would be to give up and instead they thrive.

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Traditional Counseling

Posted by on January 7, 2013 in featured | Comments Off on Traditional Counseling

Traditional Counseling

Traditional counseling services are time tested and evidenced based approaches to helping people work through a variety of life’s challenges. Durango Counseling, as a licensed and insured professional counselor, utilizes a variety of traditional counseling techniques to help my clients in their personal growth.

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The Power of Touch

Posted by on November 8, 2012 in Blog Posts | Comments Off on The Power of Touch

The Power of Touch

I recently came across an article titled “Trauma Touch Therapy” Karrie Mowen (Osborn) which did a great job of describing the benefits of touch for survivors of sexual and physical abuse. The article discuss how touch can help those who have been violated by touch and how they can slowly begin to integrate touch back in their lives in a safe and nurturing manner.

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Counseling Is Not A Dirty Word

Posted by on November 8, 2012 in Blog Posts | Comments Off on Counseling Is Not A Dirty Word

Counseling Is Not A Dirty Word

Seeking help when you really need it is one of the most courageous and difficult things that someone can do for themselves. Asking for help can be scary and intimidating while, simultaneously, one of the best things that we can do to start creating the life that we have always wanted.

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Body Centered Psychotherapy

Posted by on November 8, 2012 in featured | Comments Off on Body Centered Psychotherapy

Body Centered Psychotherapy

The mind and the body are indelibly interconnected. Integrated Somatic Psychotherapy (ISPT) is a unique form of Body Centered Psychotherapy in Durango, CO which we have developed to people that have suffered from trauma to reintegrate the connection between the mind and the body.

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Challenging Our Beliefs With The Rule Of 6

Posted by on November 8, 2012 in Blog Posts | Comments Off on Challenging Our Beliefs With The Rule Of 6

Challenging Our Beliefs With The Rule Of 6

The rule of six states that for “each apparent phenomenon you should devise at least six plausible explanations.” While there may be many more explanations, if you can develop six, it will help you become conscious to the vast array of possibilities that exist and prevent you from insisting on one right truth.

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DBT Therapy

Posted by on November 7, 2012 in featured | Comments Off on DBT Therapy

DBT Therapy

DBT stands for Dialectical Behavior Therapy – an innovative and effective form of psychotherapy designed to help you work with your emotions, your thoughts, and your behavior. DBT is widely accepted as a highly effective, evidence based method of therapy which focuses on helping an individual to spend time exploring and “feeling” their emotions rather than avoiding them. Learn more about our DBT program and how it can help you or a loved one by visiting my DBT Page by clicking here....

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Stress Got You Down?

Posted by on November 7, 2012 in Blog Posts | Comments Off on Stress Got You Down?

Stress Got You Down?

From that nagging voice of irritation in your head to debilitating depression and anxiety, we all feel it. Some studies suggest that 75% of people get “stressed out” at least 2 times per month and that over 25% of the drugs prescribed in our country are sold to treat it. Alternatively, stress is a condition that can be very effectively treated in various other ways including massage, acupuncture, and counseling/therapy.

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New Mothers Support and Postpartum Depression

Posted by on November 7, 2012 in Blog Posts | Comments Off on New Mothers Support and Postpartum Depression

New Mothers Support and Postpartum Depression

Many new mothers suffer from the baby blues within the first year after giving childbirth but some suffer from a more severe form of emotional suffering known as Postpartum Depression (PPD).

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