“Beneath the surface of the protective parts of trauma survivors there exists an undamaged essence, a Self that is confident, curious, and calm, a Self that has been sheltered from destruction by the various protectors that have emerged in their efforts to ensure survival. Once those protectors trust that it is safe to separate, the Self will spontaneously emerge, and the parts can be enlisted in the healing process” ― Bessel A. van der Kolk
Clarity Counseling believes in a collaborative, compassionate, empathetic, and nonjudgmental approach to counseling. This approach assists individuals in finding a sense of calm, centered connectedness within themselves and in their lives. Utilizing mindfulness, clients learn to approach life in a calm, compassionate, reflective manner. Through guided skill teaching and practice, individuals will learn how to let go of judgements and begin to experience their emotions without being controlled by them. Ultimately, individuals that seek services through Clarity Counseling will begin achieving greater peace and fulfillment in their lives. Clients are given guidance and build skills that provide insight and unlock their true potential to cope with life's challenges. Clients will develop an understanding of how life experiences have impacted their way of functioning in the world, their self-worth, how they relate to others, and how they react to different situations and relationships. Clarity understands that trauma has many forms. Shattered trust, connection and safety whether caused by abuse, neglect or emotional unavailability on the part of a caretaker or partner, can negatively impact brain structure and function. These types of experiences fundamentally change self-perception, self-esteem, self-worth and perceptions of the world around you and how you perceive and respond in relationships. Experiences that disowned choice, trust, collaboration and safety have a profound impact on the existence of survivors. Survivors often describe a part of themselves that never fully released the pain of their past or a response pattern that they continue to loop through. Clarity counseling integrates experiential and psychoanalytic therapies to assist clients in gently releasing the burdens from the past, while gaining insight into how trauma informs their life and relationships while respecting the sacredness of safety, collaboration and trust necessary to promote lasting change. Clarity believes in teaching emotional regulation and distress tolerance skills so clients leave sessions feeling more equipped to manage their emotions. Assisting clients with developing mastery over these experiences is a key to achieving long-term success. EMDR and Somatic therapies are utilized to assist with fully processing trauma to allow for integration of new healthier beliefs about yourself, your safety and return to pre-trauma functioning.
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