Individual Counseling; New Year and New You – Practice Healing!


Individual counseling at Take Charge, Inc. can help heal in the new year! We can help people recognize triggers for trauma, and ways to move through them. Often just recognizing that you are triggered allows you to focus on addressing it differently. Step into 2023 by practicing healing with individual counseling with Terri at Take Charge Inc.

Trauma can affect us as we navigate throughout our lives. While growing up if we experience trauma in our interpersonal relationships through neglect, abuse, financial poverty or more complex trauma can be the result. We also can experience trauma that occurs from events which are shocking to our system such as a car accident, diagnosis of severe health condition, being in a tornado or announcement our spouse is filing for divorce.  This trauma can cause emotional flashbacks during the holidays. With individual counseling with Terri Dichiser at Take Charge, Inc. in Overland Park, Kansas, you can learn how to deal with the effects of trauma and live your best life.

As stated by Gabor Mate “Trauma is a word that’s used by a lot of people, and some people have a narrower definition…. When you look at the original word trauma, it’s a Greek word for wounding. Wherever we’re wounded, there’s scar tissue that forms, and scar tissue is always harder, less resilient, and less flexible than the tissue that it replaces.” He goes on to state that “The mind and the body can’t be separated. It’s not that there’s a psyche that’s separate from our physiology. It’s that both the psyche and the physiology are part and parcel of our organism and are designed for survival. If I were to scream at you right now, that would profoundly change your physiology in a split second, even though we’re talking on the phone in two different places, and I can’t possibly hurt you. Your emotions would affect changes in your autonomic nervous system, your cardiovascular system, your gut, your immune system, in your blood vessels, in your muscles. In other words, everywhere.”

So how do we practice healing? Utilizing individual therapy can help, but Gabor goes on to explain his views of the healing process; “There are multiple ways in, but it begins with the recognition that the healing process is necessary and possible. What all good healing processes have in common is reconnecting you with yourself, both on the emotional and the physiological levels. Whether you look at Somatic Experiencing, expressive dance, EMDR, Brainspotting, Internal Family Systems, or my work, Compassionate Inquiry, it’s all about reconnecting people with their authentic feelings and emotions.”

With individual counseling, Terri provides a safe, comfortable environment that allows you to put your thoughts and feeling into words, without fear of criticism or judgment. She will guide you into a better understanding and possibly a different perspective on your life’s circumstances. For more information about individual counseling, contact Take Charge, Inc. at (913) 239-8255, or to schedule an appointment, check out our website.

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