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trauma therapy in San Diego

Trauma Doesn’t Define You

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Trauma Therapy With Shay

Trauma can make people feel numb and afraid. It can affect your relationships with friends, family, and other loved ones. It can keep you from engaging with your work, your passions, and your daily life. It can make you question everything.

Trauma therapy in San Diego is specifically designed to help you explore, process, and understand your past experiences to heal and overcome. If you’re looking for someone who can help you make sense of what happened, trauma-focused therapy can be the relief you’re looking for.

About Trauma Therapy

Consultation Required?



Trauma can effect the mind, body, and brain—healing must be holistic

Average Treatment Duration:

4 months - 1 year


Making sense of your thoughts, experiences, and feelings

Applicable Conditions




Early childhood abuse and neglect

Attachment disruptions

Why Try Trauma Therapy in San Diego?



Each session begins with setting an intention. This brings clarity to every conversation.


Shay’s number one priority is to make clients feel understood and listened to.


Shay starts each session by creating a calm environment where clients can feel safe.


Shay starts each session by creating a calm environment where clients can feel safe.

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What to Expect

The Trauma Therapy Process


Step One

Your first session will be a short, one-on-one consultation with Shay. She can help you identify what pieces of your past are keeping you from moving forward and help you create a plan for your journey to healing, including what therapy models would suit your needs the best.


Step Two

Therapy sessions look different for each client. And each client’s session may look different each week. As much as therapy is focused on healing, it’s also focused on care and compassion. Trauma therapy with Shay will only go as in-depth as you are comfortable with.


Step Three

When it comes to trauma therapy, almost no journey is linear. Some clients will continue their sessions for a few months, and some for years. Some clients will meet once a week, some will meet more. It’s all about finding what sets you on the right path to overcome your past.

Meet Shay

Hi, I’m Shay 👋 I work with the mind, body, and brain, bringing a variety of skills that allow you to work with trauma in the way you need. Whether it is EMDR, Compassionate Inquiry, somatic therapy, neurofeedback, IFS, or other trauma-informed practices, we will work so you can find relief without it feeling scary or too hard.

When therapy is working, you will notice you start to feel more present and begin shifting how you see yourself. With regular practice, you may even feel relief from the burden of the past. You don’t have to feel like you’re stuck sleepwalking. Together, let’s move your life forward.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is trauma therapy?

Trauma therapy in San Diego with Shay is a discipline that may include a number of different therapy techniques and models, including, IFS, EMDR, compassionate inquiry, and more.

How do I know if I need trauma therapy?

Trauma can look different in everyone. If you’re unsure about whether you are the right candidate, visit the resources page for self-screening tools and more information.

Self-Screening Resources

How long will I need therapy?

Every trauma therapy journey is different, but most patients meet weekly for a few months to a year. You are welcome to meet with Shay for as long as you feel comfortable and cared for.

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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 Shay today.

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