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Welcome Dr. Sylvanna Vargas to the COPE Family!

Welcome Dr. Sylvanna Vargas to the COPE Family!

Dr. Sylvanna Vargas has a particular expertise in treating self-harm, trauma, and emotional dysregulation, as well as the way these issues intersect with addiction. Dr. Vargas works with adolescents, young adults, and minoritized people, including ethnic, sexual and...
The First Part of Trauma Healing

The First Part of Trauma Healing

One of the first tasks of trauma-focused therapy is to begin gaining greater emotional awareness. This is necessary for trauma healing. One way to increase awareness is to listen to your body and to think of the input being received from your thoughts, bodily...
Breath and Trauma Healing Exercises

Breath and Trauma Healing Exercises

Trauma has a significant impact on the body. It sensitizes the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, which is the area of the brain responsible for our body’s central stress response system. The cumulative impact of trauma(s) can make us quite reactive to stress....
How Trauma Affects the Body

How Trauma Affects the Body

Trauma is a serious issue that requires trauma therapy. An estimated 90% of adults in the United States have experienced a traumatic event at least once in their lives. Eight million people have PTSD at any given time. Approximately 7-8% percent of all adults—1 of 13...

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