We have a tendency as human beings to "compartmentalize" or avoid the memories associated with trauma. Here is an analogy: there is a river of painful emotions associated with the traumatic event, and we protect ourselves by building a dam. Eventually, that dam loses its effectiveness in keeping the memories away, and we get flooded with upsetting thoughts and feelings. Our work together will involve building a bridge to safely travel across this river. By expanding upon your strengths, we face these memories and reframe their meaning and impact on your life.