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Are You Minimizing Your Trauma? – How to Tell

Are You Minimizing Your Trauma? – How to Tell

It's not always easy to tell if you’re minimizing your trauma. That’s why it sometimes takes the help of a skilled trauma therapist to point out the signs, so that you can finally move forward. Even though it might be difficult, being honest with yourself is important...

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...

How PTSD Can Affect Your Relationship

How PTSD Can Affect Your Relationship

Cope Psychology. If you or your loved one are struggling with the emotional fallout of PTSD, you’re not alone. Couples counseling can help you both gain a better understanding of how PTSD is affecting your relationship and what to do about it. First, let’s start with...

Which Trauma Treatment is Right For You?

Which Trauma Treatment is Right For You?

Two evidence-based treatments that may help you manage your trauma reactions. There are a lot of different types of trauma therapies out there that a trauma therapist can choose to specialize in, and of them, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Record) is probably the...

The Most Destructive Communication Habits

The Most Destructive Communication Habits

We’ve all had to find creative ways to manage our stress and anxiety during the last year. For those of us between partners, the social isolation of extended lockdowns has taken a toll on our mental health. But being stuck at home has also caused relationship...

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....

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