Betrayal Trauma

by Stacy Korfist LMFT, CEDS-S, CSAT-S, CDWF

Betrayal trauma shatters the core of our existence because it happens from people we trust and love. The turbulent emotions that follow… heartache, shame, anger and loneliness, feel unrelenting. The uncertainty and distrust of our partners, and of ourselves, is difficult to tolerate. Vulnerability is almost too much to bear.

To cope, some partners get stuck in unhealthy and copious tracking of their partners, to the extent that they lose awareness of themselves. Others may shift from perseverating on the partner, to perseverating on the self and holding their own bodies in contempt.

This is a time when self-kindness is most important. I work with partners to create necessary strategies to heal from the trauma of betrayal and discovery of sex addiction.

I use a psychobiological approach to treating relational trauma. As a CSAT and CSAT Supervisor, I integrate many tasks and tools to address addiction interaction, shame resilience, emotional dysregulation, trauma resolution, cultivating self-kindness, rebuilding trust and intimacy, managing stress, interpersonal effectiveness and instilling hope and happiness

We work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression and grief counseling to addiction treatment, and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, we offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth they’re striving for. Call Today!


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