Trauma Therapy in NYC
Women of color (WOC) face unique challenges when it comes to mental health. As a result, even when faced with pain, we tend to push it aside and present a brave face to the world.
Being the “strong one” often leads to downplaying or avoiding feelings. Certainly, the hard truth is that feelings that are complex (disappointment, sadness, shame) linger inside of us until they are acknowledged. Sis, we know it’s sometimes easier to pretend hurt isn’t there, but that doesn’t make the pain go away. We thank you for being on this journey of self-discovery.
Allow a trauma therapist on the be Morr Team support you with moving forward from painful experiences.
If you’re ready to start feeling better, schedule a complimentary consultation with us today.
Our approach to Trauma Therapy in NYC
Trauma is a term used to describe a distressing or disturbing experience that can have a long-lasting imprint on your overall health. In some cases, some people don’t identify with experiencing trauma because we’re used to associating trauma with acute or catastrophic events.
We love to give clients language to name their experiences. For example, in therapy, trauma is generally broken up into two categories: ‘Big T’ and ‘Little T’. Firstly, Big "T" trauma refers to events that are catastrophic, life-threatening, or intensely distressing. Secondly, Little “t” trauma, refers to experiences that may not be as severe as a major traumatic event, but can still have a significant impact on your well-being.
For instance, Little ”t” traumas can include experiences such as:
Emotional neglect or abuse
Loss of a job or financial instability
A breakup or divorce
A complicated move
Discrimination and racism
Receiving a medical diagnosis or a medical procedure
Growing up in a household where a parent had a mental illness or addiction
Witnessing a crime ( this includes videos online)
One thing to remember here is that the impact of trauma is subjective and can vary from person to person. What may be traumatic for you may not be traumatic for another person. For example, there is a household where two siblings witnessed their parents being abusive towards each other. One person may reconcile those experiences, while the other has deep distrust of others. Validating your experiences, despite who agrees with you, can be the starting point to your emotional freedom.
We understand that talking about previous experiences is not an easy task. To create a supportive environment, our team of Trauma Informed Therapists often use grounding exercises, mindfulness, and other relaxation techniques in sessions.
Trauma Therapy in NYC FAQs
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Most importantly, if you’re still on this page, we want to validate the experience of pushing feelings down or away. Think about it, what was the first thing you heard when you cried as a child? If it was something along the lines of “stop crying” or “you’re fine”, your survival tactic will be to keep going no matter what. It's important to remember that everyone experiences trauma differently, and there is no "right" way to cope with trauma.
If any of this resonates with you, it may be helpful to talk to a mental health professional who can help you process your experiences.
Give yourself the chance to unpack your experiences.