When something bad happens to you or when you are part of a terrible event, the memory plays over and over and over in your mind and just won’t go away. You can see it just as it happened .. and no matter how hard you try to change things the memory plays on. You might try to push the memory down deep to keep from thinking about it but, for some reason, it always surfaces just when you least expect it. And no matter how much you want to find a way out, you find that you are caught in a never-ending, repeating nightmare of guilt, pain, and despair.
Until you find Your Hidden Door. That’s what many of my patients said happened after they participated in a Cognitive Confrontation session. It was as if they saw the way out of their recurring memory for the first time — and the door stayed open as they slowly healed. In fact, within 3-6 months, over 70% of my homeless, mentally ill, and substance abusing patients successfully progressed in treatment and recovery. They improved for the first time in many, many years — and, in most cases, focused on treatment that often included prescribed psychotropic medication, counseling, and participation in a drug treatment program. Healing takes time but it starts when you find a way out of your nightmare.
Your Hidden Door is waiting to be found. I look forward to working with you.