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To Save Your Marriage, It’s Crucial to Address Post Infidelity Trauma Disorder

Despite extramarital affairs being commonplace in the modern world, these unfortunate happenings often feel like the dropping of a huge bomb. Especially when you’re the one who was betrayed. It’s not uncommon for you to feel trapped inside the traumatic experience, bubbling up rage and anger every time something reminds you of the incident. Feeling unable to move into a [...]

Why NOT to Rush to Couples Counseling After Infidelity

The advice you may receive—especially from friends and family—on how to recover from infidelity often is to rush immediately to couples counseling. What these well-meaning people don’t realize, however, is that this approach can be counterproductive. Why? Jumping right into couples counseling after infidelity often bypasses any trauma the situation has created for you. In other words, experiencing a betrayal [...]

The Calming Breath: Why It Is Essential in the Treatment of Anxiety Caused by Emotional Trauma

Why do therapists, physicians, even your best friends tell you to “slow down and take a deep breath” when you’re anxious and upset? They know what your body knows: intentional deep, calming breath settles the emotion, clears the mind, and soothes the body. The breath is our built-in tool for calm and self-correction. You become present, feel safe, and behave [...]

The Value of Turning Inward When Managing Emotional Trauma That Causes Anxiety

The idea of bringing calm and peace to the mind and body is something therapists share across many therapeutic approaches. Whether a therapist teaches you to manage your emotional trauma and pain through the practice of mindfulness meditation, somatic therapy, or Rapid Resolution Therapy, two important factors come into play: turning inward and utilizing the calming breath. Let’s consider the [...]

How to Move On after Sexual Trauma with Rapid Resolution Therapy

In my last post, “Molestation and Sexual Assault: How They Impact You,” I’ve discussed how sexual trauma can impact a person. Often, the underlying sexual trauma is the root of all kinds of seemingly unrelated problems that eventually manifest themselves in emotional dysregulation. This happens because the original trauma is stored in the person’s brain unprocessed. It resurfaces when triggered [...]

Molestation and Sexual Assault: How They Impact You

According to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), the scope of molestation and sexual trauma is widespread. 1 in every 6 American women experienced an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime. 1 in 33 of American men experienced an attempted or completed rape in his lifetime. From 2009 to 2013, Child Protective Services agencies across the nation indicated [...]

Trauma After Ending a Toxic Relationship: How You Can Heal and Move On

Was your marriage a toxic relationship? How do you really know if what you endured was traumatizing? And now, after the divorce, what’s next for you? Was Your Relationship Toxic? What does abuse or toxicity look like in a relationship? It can present in a multitude of ways. You know that you felt bad in your marriage. However, you may [...]

Preoccupied with Getting Sick? – 3 Strategies for Coping with Health Anxiety

Imagine you have a dog that you have trained to bark at intruders. Yet, instead of only alerting you when there is a danger, the dog barks at everyone: the mailman, your boyfriend, strangers passing by on the sidewalk. In fact, the dog’s barking prevents you from inviting friends and family over, impedes you from taking the dog on walks, and [...]