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trauma therapy in Fair Oaks California

Trauma/Brainspotting Therapy

Fair Oaks and Greater Sacramento
Understanding and Healing with Brainspotting

At the core of our therapy center, we recognize the profound effects trauma can have on the psyche, rippling through every aspect of one's life, relationships, and well-being. We provide tailored, intensive, and empathetic care utilizing brainspotting therapy, a cutting-edge approach to healing, to help individuals navigate and overcome the deep-rooted traumas they carry.

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What Is Trauma? How Is It Classified?

Trauma is a profound emotional and psychological response to events that shatter our sense of safety and normalcy.

Whether its "big T trauma," which involves major, often life-threatening experiences like combat or severe abuse, or "small t trauma," encompassing less severe but still distressing events like ongoing stressors or emotional neglect, these traumatic experiences, whether major or subtle, whether one-time or recurring, can profoundly affect our mental and emotional health, impacting our daily functioning and overall resilience. Recognizing and addressing these emotional scars is essential for healing and promoting well-being.

How Can Trauma Affect Us?

Trauma, whether experienced firsthand or witnessed, can have profound and long-lasting effects on our mental, emotional, and physical health. It can alter our ability to think clearly, make decisions, and even affect our relationships and daily activities. The aftermath can manifest in various ways, including mental health disorders such as ADD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar and others, emotional numbness, persistent sadness, flashbacks, or even physical symptoms such as headaches and nausea.

How do I Know If I Am Or Someone I Love Is Suffering From Trauma?

Recognizing trauma is the first step towards healing. Here's how to identify its signs:

  • Initial trauma symptoms: Shock, disbelief, denial, anxiety, confusion, or difficulty concentrating.

  • Delayed trauma symptoms: Emotional detachment, anger, irritability, guilt, shame, loneliness, insomnia, nightmares, or persistent fears about the traumatic event repeating.

  • Severe trauma symptoms: Intense flashbacks, prolonged depression, suicidal thoughts or actions, or avoidance of reminders of the traumatic event.

Symtoms of trauma and how to get help
what is brainspotting and how does it help with trauma

Types of Traumas

Traumas can vary in nature and intensity. One of the most profound traumas experienced is early childhood trauma. This includes any adverse childhood experiences such as neglect, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. These events during the formative years can shape one’s personality, leading to various challenges in adulthood, from difficulties in relationships to mental health disorders.

What Is Brainspotting?

Brainspotting is an innovative therapeutic method that helps individuals process trauma by identifying, processing, and releasing deep emotional and bodily pain. It operates on the premise that where you look can affect how you feel. By locating specific eye positions, called "brainspots," therapists can tap into the patient’s inner self, making it possible to uncover and address traumatic experiences.

Our Approach to Trauma Counseling, Using Brainspotting and Attachment Theory to Help Understand and Heal Trauma.

Here in Fair Oaks and the greater Sacramento area, our approach to trauma counseling is comprehensive. We combine Brainspotting with attachment theory. This dual approach ensures that while Brainspotting addresses the deep-seated traumas, attachment theory helps understand the impact of early relationships on an individual's psyche. This holistic method ensures that our clients not only process their traumas but also understand their triggers and patterns, enabling a fuller recovery.

Benefits of Brainspotting Trauma Counseling

Brainspotting therapy offers several benefits:

  • Deep Healing: Unlike traditional therapy that often deals with surface issues, Brainspotting dives deep to root out the core of the trauma.

  • Quick Results: Many clients experience relief in fewer sessions compared to other therapy types.

  • Body & Mind Connection: Brainspotting connects physical sensations with emotional responses, providing a comprehensive healing approach.

How Brainspotting can Help with Addiction, Anxiety, and Depression.

Trauma often lies at the heart of many mental health disorders and addictions. Brainspotting, by targeting the traumatic core, can effectively address related issues like addiction, anxiety, and depression. By processing and healing the trauma, individuals often find that associated disorders also become more manageable or even resolve entirely.

How Our Trauma Counseling Can Help.

For the residents of Fair Oaks and Sacramento seeking healing and understanding, our trauma counseling services offer a beacon of hope. We provide:

  • Tailored Treatments: Our counseling is tailored to each individual, acknowledging that trauma is personal, and healing paths are unique.

  • Skilled Counselors: Our team is highly trained in Brainspotting, attachment theory, and mindfulness techniques, ensuring that you receive expert care.

  • Supportive Environment: Our center is designed to be safe and supportive, allowing clients to open up and heal in a conducive environment.


If trauma is affecting your life or that of a loved one, remember that help is available. Reach out to us in Fair Oaks and the greater Sacramento area.


Let's take the journey towards healing together.

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