A traumatic event can involve a single experience, or enduring repeated events, that overwhelm the individual’s ability to cope or integrate the ideas and emotions involved in that experience. Often trauma can be an absence of connection with primary people in one’s life.
I choose to work as a trauma specialist in order to reduce or possibly ameliorate the life symptoms that traumatizing events leave behind. We all have experienced some form of trauma in our lives, whether it be the mean kids at school, or the PTSD from war or sexual abuse, we want those symptoms to go away. I believe this is the most effective way to do that and to help people to feel free to live the lives they chose as adults, unencumbered by unwanted symptoms.