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Trauma Sucks.  Trauma Therapy Doesn’t Have To.

Hi.  I am Shay.   As a Trauma and Anxiety therapist in San Diego I help clients overcome feelings of hopelessness, fear, excessive worry, and shame.  My clients discover they are lovable as they are and to create a sense of peace in their bodies.  I can’t change your past but you deserve a healthy path forward.  Come work with me.


You Tried to Talk About It, It Didn’t Work.

You feel broken, stuck, afraid to talk about what happened.  

You tried talking but heard “you have it better than I did”, “get over it” or weren’t believed. You got the message no-one was there for you.

You’re ashamed. “Was it my fault?”  You can’t tell anyone. They will act different and you can’t stand that.  No one knows the real you.


Your Body is Tired of Keeping Score

You push it down, but it’s so exhausting.  Your health is suffering from the chronic stress.

The only escape is to numb out by binging tv, scrolling on your phone, shopping, drinking….

When you aren’t numb you’re anxious, angry, and doubt yourself.  You want to do things and hate yourself because you can’t.


You Want Relief

You are afraid of what might come up if you start to talk, but this isn’t living.

You are always on guard, unable to trust others, unable to regulate emotions, and always giving more than you get.

You’ve tried other kinds of therapy and are ready for something to work.


How I Can Help

With years of specialized training in clinical social work and trauma-focused therapy, Shay DuBois is the premier trauma therapist in San Diego. She approaches each client with compassion, understanding, and interventions that work for YOU. Shay understands how difficult trauma therapy is and makes safety and connection her priority.  Shay works with the Mind, Body, and Brain using Somatic Therapy for Trauma so that all parts of you heal.

When therapy is working, you will notice you start to feel more present, have an improved self concept, and can let go of the burdens of the past.  Healing is possible!  Book a session now.

Meet Shay

Shay, trauma therapist in San Diego, CA with a cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Luna.

Specialties & Modalities

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Compassionate Inquiry
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Internal Family Systems
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Interpersonal Neurobiology
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Somatic-Focused Therapy
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Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Find Your Way Back to Yourself

If you’re battling trauma or anxiety, you deserve compassionate support from someone who truly sees you. Book your 15-minute consultation with trauma therapist in San Diego, Shay, today.

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