Ashley Evans, C.P.C., M.A ., LPC Associate
Supervised By Dr. Mckinley Johnson, LPC-S
Hi. I’m Ashley Evans and I’m a trauma-focused therapist. Sometimes people think of trauma as what we call “the big T traumas” – surviving a war, a sexual assault, a car accident or a terrorist attack, or some other life-threatening event. That is true. However, trauma is also comprised of what we call “smaller T traumas” – perhaps a pregnancy loss, neglect in a primary relationship, surviving emotional or physical abuse, having a high conflict relationship, discovering an affair, recovering from a breakup, or healing from past sexual, emotional, or physical abuse. Maybe it’s even carrying forward a perceived hurt from our past whose message, whether right or wrong, continues to influence us in known or unknown ways. This is all trauma. Over time, these smaller traumas can sometimes add up to have devastating effects, not unlike those larger T traumas. Moreover, the cumulative effects of smaller traumas layered together can create a massively negative impact on your present and future that, without being properly addressed, will continue to manifest as stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD/CPTSD, substance abuse, or addiction until it is healed. Trauma is complex, and it is common. I am the person that wants to release that for you to bring healing, clarity, peace and connection.