During this time of the Covid-19 crisis, I am with you and available through Telehealth video and phone sessions. This time of uncertainty can cause feelings of powerlessness, hopelessness, grief, loss, anxiety, anger, isolation, and fear of the unknown. This can trigger our very sense of survival which touches deep childhood wounds. You are not alone in your pain and together we can help build your coping skills to get through this experience.
LEANNE LEMIRE, MSW, LCSW
Honoring The Survivor Within, LLC is a counseling and consulting practice specializing in treating adult survivors of childhood trauma.
Who is The Survivor Within You
When we are born, we all come into this world inherently valuable, lovable, special, innocent, and we are good enough just as we are. This is the truth of who we were then and who we are today. However, when we experience any type of trauma in our childhood, we become disconnected from this truth. It is still there but we have lost sight of it and may not have had the nurturance or support to ever believe in it as children or as adults today. Because this truth survives within us regardless of what we have been through, to heal we must learn how to acknowledge and reconnect with our truth in order to live a new life Honoring the Survivor Within us.
Your time to heal has come.
You and Leanne will work together as a team helping you to reconnect with the survivor within yourself, build upon strengths, heal your most vulnerable wounds, learn healthy coping skills, live in the present moment, and improve your relationships today. In doing this work, you’ll not only say the words “I am valuable” but you will believe it, own it, and live it.
Nervous System Regulation
The degree to which we are able to heal is directly related to the degree in which we are able to be present. Having survived any type of trauma emotionally or physically leaves us with a dysregulated nervous system. This has affected our ability to be present, leaving us in a flight, flight, or freeze response. Leanne offers various ways to assist you in learning how to ground yourself and come back to the present moment so true healing can take place.
Once we understand how the trauma is affecting you today we can do a deeper piece of work. Experiential therapy creates an internal shift and is more effective than just talk therapy alone. It breaks through unconscious resistances and gets to the root of the underlying traumas. By depicting your inner world visually through inner child work, Gestalt empty chair techniques, psychodrama techniques etc, you will experience new insights, release emotions, and new healthy beliefs about your true self will emerge.
“It’s never too late to be what you might have been”
– George Eliot
Once you chose hope, anything is possible.