“I no longer feel shame or fear, and my relationships have improved tremendously after therapy with Dr. Hacker” (former client, age 26)

What is ptsd?

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD? If you have suffered from distressing events in your life, you have experienced trauma. Have you had an experience where another person has devalued you or put you down over and over again? That can be referred to as trauma.  Have you suffered from sexual assault, physical abuse, been a witness to war or near death experiences? These are all trauma.  Suffering from intrusive thoughts and images and difficulties in having close relationships are all symptoms of the experience of trauma and could mean you have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  And, the good news is that there is relief. 

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There is good news for you if you suffer from trauma or anxiety. Resolving the way your brain and body respond to traumatic memories and anxiety can be greatly shortened with certain techniques.

What I can do to help you heal from PTSD is to use my skills and experience to work with your nervous system and your brain to help rewire linkages that are causing you emotional pain and giving you trouble in your relationships.

I offer EMDR, (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), an integrative psychotherapy approach especially designed for resolution of trauma and negative beliefs and memories held in the brain and body (EMDRIA.org). Often we can work together to resolve trauma fairly quickly with the use of this type of therapy along with some traditional psychotherapy, the incorporation of mindfulness meditation (which helps calm the parasympathetic nervous system), guided imagery, sand tray therapy, and expressive art work, just to name a few.  Working together, we can address symptoms in your mind, body, and spirit that can free you from the long term unwanted effects of trauma.

 Treatment Options for PTSD:

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) - helps you learn to navigate challenging interpersonal situations as well as painful thoughts and emotions through mindfulness and other practical skills development to bring you personal peace and success.

  • EMDR - eye movements that stimulate the brain to heal painful emotions and memories by moving them or reprocessing them so that they no longer intrude in your everyday life.

  • Emotional Freedom Technique or tapping therapy - easily learned skill that utilizes pressure points. It can be used anytime anywhere to reduce anxiety, negative feelings, thoughts, and beliefs.

  • Energy work such as Reiki, which is found to calm the nervous system and balance emotions.


It is very important you find the right therapist for you, and that you find one who actually does have the training and experience to help you heal.  There are many people who call themselves trauma therapists.  Look into the training and experience of anyone you choose to help you. Contact me for a free consultation

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