Therapy for Survivors of Violence & Abuse

Survivors of Trauma and Violence Therapy
A secure, non-shaming, and non-judgemental place to process pains and heal
– for survivors of sexual abuse, domestic violence, incest, intimate partner violence, childhood trauma, psychological abuse, human trafficking, and childhood sexual abuse. 
Also for those whose loved ones sustained abuse and violence.

Have you experienced childhood trauma and recent violence?

If you’re a survivor of abuse and violence, you can benefit from allowing yourself to process the trauma memories when you are ready. The threat of abuse and violence may have happened to you as a child or more recently, and these traumatic experiences are stored in your body and mind. 

Types of abuse and violence include, and are not limited to:

  • Sexual abuse (rape, coerced sexual acts, incest, harassment…)
  • Physical abuse (intentional physical injuries, mutilation…)
  • Emotional abuse (psychological manipulation, gaslighting, blackmailing…)
  • Stalking 
  • Human trafficking (labor or sexual exploitation through force or deception…)
  • Domestic violence (violence between members in intimate relationships, homicide…)

You may have survived the actual violent event, but you notice these childhood trauma or recent violent memories start to creep into your life. You might notice they haunt you in flashbacks, nightmares, panic attacks, and unmanageable emotions.

Your mind and body store these violent memories to preserve your present survival and keep your daily function. However, if they continue to be left unprocessed for prolonged periods, you may start to experience depression, hypervigilance, anger, difficulty focusing or dissociation, to name a few trauma responses.  You may benefit from therapy to process these trauma memories in a safe environment. This allows your mind and body to reprocess and release the complex trauma memories. In doing so, you may be able to remember the traumatic experiences as an event that occured in the past, acknowledge your resilience, live a fulfilled life and thrive.

Trauma Therapy with Angel Tang

 “Our sense of safety and stability in the world and our interpersonal relationships become undermined by childhood trauma because we carry these early thwarted—that is, deeply conflicted—survival patterns into adulthood.” ― Peter A. Levine

What is brainspotting?

How could Brainspotting help?

Brainspotting is one of the treatment techniques I use during sessions. 

Brainspotting has helped folx with many psychological issues, including:

  • Complex trauma and PTSD
  • Preverbal and childhood trauma
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Emotional Triggers
  • Depression
  • Addictions and negative coping behaviors
  • Obsessive-compulsive thoughts and behaviors
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Psychosomatic sensations
  • Performance anxieties (the “yips”)
  • And more…
 

I completed Phase 1 & 2 Brainspotting training by Tracy Gantlin-Monroy, MDiv, LPC. This modality unexpectedly furthered my own healing journey. 

Many clients report feeling notable relief after each Brainspotting session. 

If you’re ready to take a step toward trauma healing, contact me to schedule a consultation.
 
Call to schedule a free 15 minutes phone consultation
619-719-5567
angel@crescentshorespsychotherapy.com
1241 Carlsbad Village Drive
Suite 202
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Angel Tang, AMFT 137268 is supervised and employed
by Allison Arkfeld, LMFT 118095 at The Cove: Therapy & Coaching