Many people with trauma experience intense dysregulated anger and other dysregulated emotional states. During these moments, traumatized people often feel they have little control and feel shame after coming back to emotional homeostasis. I'm a trauma therapist in Oakland, CA and though I know next to nothing about comic books, I think Dr. Jacob Ham's metaphor using The Hulk is perfect for describing what a lot of trauma survivors experience.
As a couples therapist in Oakland, CA, I recommend this podcast episode from Therapist Uncensored all the time: Ping Pong Vs. Catch: Turning Communication from Competition to Connection. So, I decided to make a little comic to demonstrate the idea!
How Couples Therapy Works
As a couples therapist in Oakland, CA, new clients are often curious about what happens in couples therapy saying, "I know how regular therapy works, but what about couples therapy?"
Stephanie Bain, LMFT
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