Why Trauma Matters

Knowing what trauma is and finding out how it may be affecting you is an important part of therapy. Trauma impacts who we are and how we see the world. Many of the things that brought you to therapy are likely rooted in traumatic experiences. By addressing trauma, we are able to address the root causes of your problems.

Did you know that trauma is not limited to PTSD? Trauma can be linked to all of the following conditions and situations:

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy is a cost-effective, non-invasive, evidenced-based trauma processing therapy that uses bi-lateral (left and right brain) stimulation to process traumatic memories that create problematic symptoms in our day to day lives. EMDR helps us to become “unstuck” by processing events and interactions that may have left us confused, depressed, and unable to cope with daily tasks of life and love relationships. Through processing the traumatic experiences individuals are able to incorporate new ways of living, interacting, and responding to their environments and the people around them.

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Erin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and sociology, and a Master’s Degree in Counseling. She is a licensed professional counselor of mental health and holds a professional license to practice in the state of South Dakota.


Counseling and therapy services include marriage, parent and teens, depression and anxiety, weight and body image, spirituality, and life transition counseling.


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