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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Bakalarski

Therapy + Neuroplasticity = Trauma Healing



Trauma does not have to be a life sentence. There is hope. The brain continuously evolves and is shaped by life experiences (Siegle, 2019). This notion is known as neuroplasticity. Trauma and overwhelming situations can result in changes in the brain that lead to lasting mental and physical symptoms (PyschCentral, 2022). Yet, just as the brain changes in response to trauma, it can rewire itself in response to intentional positive, healing experiences such as psychotherapy. EMDR is particularly powerful in achieving this goal by changing how traumatic memories are stored in the brain. Healing is possible.

It is brave to ask for help. Please get in touch with me for a free 15-minute consultation. I provide services to children (6+), adolescents, adults, couples/relationships, and families. I provide in-person services in my Santa Cruz office. Telehealth is available if deemed clinically appropriate.


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