Susan Trafton, Psychologist
Mindfulness and Meditation
Yoga for relief of symptoms of Anxiety and Depression
“The day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” -Anais Nin
Susan Trafton,EdD is a Licensed Psychologist.
“I provide a safe place for you to blossom. As the bud opens, the pain and hurt gradually release and the beautiful flower of who you are emerges. The therapeutic relationship provides the support necessary to allow that pain to be experienced so healing can happen.
My goal is to guide the individuals who come to me through the pain of anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions and difficult relationships to place where they can reclaim their birth right of joy, peace and love. My approach is holistic. I believe emotions, thoughts and painful body sensations are interconnected. The gateway into one’s healing can be through any of these doors. Usually all three ultimately need to be addressed. Healing of emotions occurs through allowing the pain to arise, be felt and thus let go. Healing of thought occurs through awareness that one’s thought patterns can create suffering. I help my clients become aware of their negative thinking and support them in choosing thoughts that bring a higher quality of life. I believe emotional pain is stored in the body which can result in body discomfort and illness. Thus, I help my clients release this stored pain. Through the psychotherapeutic process, the client gradually gains control of thoughts and emotions rather than be controlled by them. As the healing process proceeds my clients feel stronger, more resilient and self-confident, freed from past pain and empowered with techniques to live skillfully in their present lives. The ultimate goal is for the client to love themselves just as they are.
I achieve these goals through deep listening, cognitive behavioral therapy, inner child work, EMDR, mindfulness techniques, and yoga of poses and breath work.”