My healing and spiritual journey began with my own search for meaning through a traumatic time in my life. My identity and who I knew myself to be had dissolved in an instant. I was left wondering how I got there and how it could be happening to me. Worse than the disbelief was the knowing that it was the choices I had made along way that somehow brought me there and I had no idea how to climb out. Some refer to this as their “dark night of the soul”. All I knew was that I needed to get off the floor.
I started taking classes and reading books, desperate to find the answers. What I began to see were these strengths I had, to cope and go on, that I never knew were within me. Through fierce honesty, a lot of guidance from wonderful professionals, and a resolute commitment to heal, I have come through that “dark night” to a happier and more peaceful me.
I have focused my training and practice on helping others heal from trauma. Trauma can mean many things; our response to a real or perceived life-threatening event or the repeated abuse and neglect that triggers our survival response. I’m particularly passionate about helping our warriors on their journey home to healing. I am certified in EMDR, Trained in TRM Level 2 for somatic work, and EAGALA certified for equine therapy.
Allow me to share the wisdom of my journey and walk with you on the path to healing.
Susan Clayton MA, MFT, LPC
LMFT #116367 / LPCC #7801
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