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Hello community,

I hope this is the appropriate place for this post. Admins, please contact me if it is not!

In my practice recently, I think that stored trauma is surfacing. After spending the last month trying to work through it with RAIN, which is the most effective tool I have, I have come to think I may need to work with a trauma therapist. The catch is, I’m wondering if I could work with a student who needs experience and hours, as I cannot afford much. 
Does anyone have any contacts or ideas? And just to be clear- I am not asking for money, nor do I want it 😊

Most warmly to you all,


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Hi Melissa,

This is absolutely appropriate here! Thank you for sharing openly and reaching out for support.

I do not know of anyone studying as a trauma therapist, but one idea I have would be to reach out to schools directly and find out if they have a practicum component for their students. I have no doubt there are many trauma therapists-in-training who don't have people to work with just yet. Schools could help you to get in touch with those who are just starting out or who need hours of practice before completing their program.

I hope this is helpful. Sending you love and support!



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Hi Melissa:

I just saw your post. I hope you've found the help you were seeking and that you are doing ok. I know what it's like to live with trauma, and how sneaky it is...it just comes up when you least expect it. Unfortunately, I do not work with trauma, so I can't help you with that. But I do want to recommend two books that have helped me along the way:

"The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook" by  Matthew McKay; and "How to Heal Yourself from Depression When No One Else Can: A Self-Guided Program to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t" by Amy B. Scher. Both are available on Amazon, but I'm sure you can find them wherever you prefer to buy books. I hope these help.

Namaste, Maria

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Hi Melissa,

It's always nice to see you in our Q & A every Wed.; I know we covered a lot of heavy material yesterday; Sean gave some wonderful suggestions regarding this concern; I'm wondering if you hit the nail on the thread when you said: "I have come to think I may need to work with a trauma therapist". That may need to happen; I think a Therapist who knows you better than anyone else may be able to assist you because I trust you would lay your cards on the table with such a Therapist. Again, Sean had great suggestions as well, so anything you do Practicewise would be an additional benefit to Therapy.

My Best wishes to you; I know what is feels like when one door that slams & opens up old wounds...Inspite of it all, wherever you are, it's ok....I'll be thinking Good thoughts of you...


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