Laura C. Westmoreland, LMFT

10350 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 330,  Los Angeles, California  90025 | laura@laurawestmoreland.com424-256-3881

License:  MFT 105690

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"History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again." - Maya Angelou

Trauma...a distressing or disturbing event (or series of events) which can cause overwhelming physical and emotional symptoms such as pain, depression, and anxiety.

Perhaps you dismiss or diminish your experiences.  Maybe you have convinced yourself that "ït wasn't that bad".  Everyone experiences trauma differently, but it can impact how you interact with others, how you react to events and situations, and your ability to lead the life you desire.

Whether you have experienced Big "T" trauma (for example: natural disaster, war, or life-threatening events) or Little "t" trauma (for example: bullying, harassment, or emotional abuse) both can cause severe emotional distress.  Regardless of the degree of trauma, your body can exhibit a trauma response as a way to protect you.

Together, we can explore the impact these events have on your mind and body.  We will incorporate your body story; a body story is unique to each individual.  When we use the wisdom of our bodies, we can move from surviving to healing and thriving.