Discrete, life-threatening experiences aren't the only experiences that can impart traumatic stress on you. Trauma can be caused by anything that threatens your perception of self and who you are as a person, including oppressive systems and institutions. The way trauma has affected you may not be what is traditionally represented in the media. It may be that you are struggling to find your identity, so you depend on others, or that you constantly question your reality. Maybe you have developed some coping mechanisms, and they’ve worked until now, but you're looking to thrive rather than survive.

Trauma informed care is the cornerstone of all of Anastasia's work. She strongly believes in the power of the therapeutic relationship, collaborating with the client to ensure a trustworthy and empowered relationship. Anastasia has training in cognitive processing therapy (CPT), an evidence based, manualized treatment modality specifically for post-traumatic stress disorder.