Trauma Resolution Specialist
When talking for insight is no longer enough, trauma resolution can help.
If the trauma you’ve survived continues to impact your life, relationships and livelihood, I can help.
Resolution is a uniquely hopeful perspective on trauma recovery. My aim is to help discharge the traumatic stress you still hold, without simply dumping the harm on to others. Whatever the events were and however long ago they happened, there is a way through.
What matters now is restoring your sense of self, connecting with loved ones, and renewing your purpose. Resolution is an experience of validation, relief and satisfaction.
Who I am
I offer evidence-based health and wellness support services in the areas of substance use, family dynamics, chronic health conditions, and intimacy/sexuality/spirituality.
I am an excellent advocate, competency-based coach, family mediator and somatic/bodyworker. I use components from many modalities, curating a deeply private and personalized experience in healing and recovery. I welcome you to involve your inner circle and close trusted supports – strengthen and rejuvenate your home base. Tend to root causes now.
I have decades of experience in many justice systems – traditional (civil/common), Traditional (Indigenous), extrajudicial (human rights/victim offender mediation), alternative (organizational/incident investigation) and restorative (healing ceremony/medicines). Harm was done. I am not neutral. I am here for you.
My approach to resolution is dual – using a telescopic perspective to create context and some breathing room, new reference points, more reliable sign posts to better navigate and steer by. And the microscope, to seek out and give aid to the trauma wounds still raw in you. The help you needed never came and others around you carried on. Trust is hard. It’s on you now and you don’t have to struggle alone.
Now can finally be the time for your journey of inner search and rescue, recovery and resolution. I am comfortable being alongside deep distress. I understand the challenges you’re facing. Don’t hesitate to reach out.
What I do
For those living with residual traumatic stress, the urgency you feel makes sense, given what you’ve survived. The source may be from childhood, an event, from an operational or occupational injury. There was a tipping point of overwhelm and a slippery slope ever since. The trauma resolution services I provide are intended to give you an anchor point and a plan. You can reorient your path.
My services range from one hour strategic conflict resolution sessions, dealing with the fall out of unresolved trauma within a family and community; to 10 plus hours over a few days, adding on layers of more in-depth and experiential integrative healing. I work on-line and do house calls, and retreats. My core offering to you is greater freedom from the default responses that the trauma has created. Robust recovery is possible.
Along with the four levels of service I outline below, I am a mentor and participatory researcher in this field – I’ll be posting about opportunities I create, to provide supervision and to generate change in our current mental health and substance use system, collaborating with those who are directly affected by its failures.
Working with me on resolving your trauma means getting real and practical help now, feeling more productive, strengthening relationships, establishing clearer communications and renewing trust. You deserved better back then, and need validation now. You’re still here reading with me so, we share some beliefs about hope. I look forward to working with you.
06.04.2023Models/Modalities/Theories: in no particular order, these are some of the places I’ve been in my decades of journeying to learn trauma resolution. I’ll be highlighting these going forward. This month it’s Organic Stretching – an amazing pain management system originating out of the University of Chicago and crossing my path on the shore of Bahia […]
06.04.2023I take notes in class. This year long training resulted in my CCTP designation – certified clinical trauma professional. 2016 was the year “The Body keeps The Score” sort of broke open what was at the time a very narrow world for the treatment of traumatized people. Bessel made up the diagnosis of PTSD in […]
What people have to say
“What I look to in Ella is her practical yet compassionate approach, she carries ideals and a vision of how people can recover to live more peaceful, caring lives. She knows and appreciates diversity and can be at home almost anywhere”
“I can think of several instances where Ella was able to turn a negative experience into a positive one. She has the gift of seeking out the truth about someone’s feelings, bringing clarity and hope to them. Her intelligence and wit combined with her education and experience can turn both a person and a situation around to a good way of thinking and living”
“Ella has the ability to explain things in a gentle way, avoiding negative reactions, creating a safe and healing atmosphere so people can learn and adjust to life’s issues. Two avenues aid in this - her education/training/skills, and her own self-examination”
“With her help, I have overcome some barriers to reintegration - very few people have the gift to connect with a wounded spirit and be of assistance. Ella has demonstrated the ability to support me while keeping her own balance”
“Ella reflects exceptional gifts at integrating present learning with past insights, and with projections about future impact. Her integrity and reliability range in the exceptional category”
“It appears to me that her intellectual gifts have been overlooked and misunderstood yet I expect her to make a major contribution to our world, namely by helping marginalized people and groups to be better understood by the rest of us. She is especially adept at understanding cultural phenomena which lie at the fringes of ‘normality’”
“This will come as no surprise to you Ella, very sensitive, highly intuitive, you convey a message of gentle care and grasp complex relationship dynamics very quickly and accurately. Quite open to all expression of meaning, you are a seeker and searcher”
“Ella is one of those persons who can be very centered in her own beliefs while at the same time being able to stay centered and genuinely respectful of others' values and needs. Others find her easy to work with and trust her leadership in learning to value one another in daily interactions”
“Incredibly skilled at taking charge when everyone else is flailing, her confidence and experience with mental health disorders, treatment and services make her a passionate advocate and inclusive specialist. She believes that healing is possible”