• Jessica Hernandez, LMFT

Where Our Pain Hides

Updated: Oct 13


I want to chat about with you an article I found on Oprah's website.

I like how the author points out hiding places that are not exactly obvious, but are serious triggers for flashbacks, hyper startle, and perhaps feeling as if you're in the situation that initially created your pain in the first place. These are all symptoms of PTSD.

It really gets you thinking, doesn't it. Where's my pain hiding out? What is the pain behind my perfectionism, my defense mechanisms, or even my anger? (Yes, pain is usually what's behind anger. Along with fear.)

Then, once you find the pain, what do you do with it? How do you make it stop or go away?

These are all great questions to bring to therapy! With some exploration, awareness, and new choices, you can alleviate those hidden pains.

Contact me if you're ready to schedule a session.

#beinghuman #pain #therapist #text #selfawareness #ptsd #triggers #defensemechanisms #anger #fear

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As a Psychotherapist (Marriage & Family Therapist), Jessica provides Silicon Valley, CA residents, including Palo Alto, Atherton, Portola Valley, Woodside, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Mountain View, Stanford, San Jose, Santa Clara, Cupertino, Campbell, Almaden, South San Jose, Morgan Hill, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Boulder Creek, Ben Lomond, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz with Individual Psychotherapy, Therapy, Ecotherapy, EFT, Tapping, Online Therapy, Life Coaching, and Counseling for: anxiety, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, introverts, divorce/relationship issues, self-esteem, co-dependency, stress management, mindfulness, spiritual exploration, abuse survivors, HSP's, Empaths, work/life balance, trauma, and more.