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The Recovery Process


When we have upsetting experiences as children or as adults, we often have a hard time resolving them on our own. The stresses and demands of life keep us from being able to address our needs and to heal.

Over time, unresolved hurts cause problems with our functioning in the world in whatever role we have, whether student, employee, parent, or other. The stress affects our physical and mental health. Our basic beliefs about ourselves impact our ability to love and to receive the love and support we need.  

Healing starts with you and your life experience. Therapy can help you understand yourself, feel better, and have more satisfying relationships.

through the recovery process you can:

  1. Improve your relationship with yourself  
  2. Develop good self-care practices  
  3. Find a nurturing inner voice  
  4. Identify and acknowledge your strengths and resources  
  5. Learn to respect what you did to cope and survive  
  6. Become aware of your body's ways of letting you know what you like and what you need  
  7. Develop healthy ways to manage your feelings  
  8. Increase your ability to tolerate distress as well as pleasure  
  9. Identify thoughts and ways of thinking that are limiting and not reflective of your current reality  
  10. Learn to believe and trust new ways of seeing yourself and others  
  11. Process and resolve the traumatic experience(s), its meaning, and your body's response  
  12. Sort out family-of-origin issues  
  13. Manage current relationships with your family-of-origin  
  14. Change unhealthy behaviors that leave you feeling empty and unsatisfied  
  15. Address your relationships with others  
  16. Find meaning and purpose in your life