Anne Dinkelspiel, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist (PSY14393)
1664 Solano Avenue
Albany, CA 94707
510.527.4589

Trauma Therapy

“I have come to the conclusion that human beings are born with an innate capacity to triumph over trauma. I believe not only that trauma is curable, but that the healing process can be a catalyst for profound awakening—a portal opening to emotional and genuine spiritual transformation.” ~Peter Levine

With my background in Developmental Psychology and Attachment, combined with Somatic Experiencing training and insights from Organic Intelligence and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, I can help you heal from the effects of trauma. By carefully following the signs of your own inherent healing wisdom, I can help you release the tensions that are held in your body following traumatic experiences and help you gain inner resources to bring you a sense of resilience and stability.

Trauma can come in the form of “shock trauma” caused by a specific event such as an accident, assault, natural disaster or medical emergency. The effects of these events, such as intrusive memories, behavioral and mood changes, can interfere with functioning.

“Developmental trauma” refers to the traumatic effects of growing up in a family with abuse, neglect or other damaging family dynamics. Developmental trauma often occurs over the course of many years of chronic patterns of interaction. Even prenatal, birth and infant experience has been shown to leave traumatic imprints without any conscious memory. Intergenerational trauma, trauma from parents and grandparents, can also impact children even when the children have no explicit memory or knowledge of the trauma. Unlike shock trauma, the impact of developmental trauma can show up with or without conscious memories and can interfere with our functioning in relationships as well as in other spheres of our lives.

Whether you’ve experienced shock trauma or developmental trauma, we will work together to bring you a sense of well-being, stability and greater capacity for resilience.