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Want deep healing in an intensive format?  Consider an Individual Therapy Intensive.
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Trauma Focused Therapy
in Boston and all of Massachusetts

Individual Trauma Therapy for Complex Childhood Trauma and other Attachment Injuries 

Trauma Focused Individual Therapy will help transform your feelings from frightening and unacceptable to safe and understandable. It will change the relationship you have with your self.

Trauma Focused Emotionally Focused  Therapy Can
Help You:

Kimberly Schildbach Therapy  - Trauma Focused Therapy in Boston and all of Massachusetts
  • Understand how all the relationships from your past influence how you are in life and your relationships today.

  • Learn to understand and become more comfortable with all of your emotions.

  • Help you come to terms with past traumas and current fears.

  • Learn to seek comfort in safe and supportive relationships.

  • Help you discover what kind of partner, parent, friend you want to be.

  • Gain new insight into what your limits are and what boundaries you want to set. 

  • Break free from shame and self-hatred.  

  • Regain a sense of lightness and safety in your relationships, including the relationship you have with yourself.

Trauma Focused Therapy Using Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT)

Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) tackles trauma by addressing the underlying emotional needs and attachment issues that often arise from traumatic experiences. 

In EFIT we'll work together to understanding your emotional core:

  • Trauma disrupts feelings of safety and security, leading to a complex web of emotions like fear, anger, and sadness. EFT focuses on helping individuals identify and acknowledge these emotions, rather than suppress them.

In our sessions together my non - judgmental and accepting stance can help you resolve trust and attachment issues:

  • Traumatic events can damage a person's sense of trust and belonging. EFT works on building secure attachment bonds within the therapeutic relationship. The therapist acts as a safe and supportive figure, providing a space where the individual can openly express their vulnerabilities and emotions.

By working together we can help you transform negative relationship patterns:

  • Trauma can lead to behavioral patterns that hinder healthy relationships. EFT will help you recognize these patterns and develop more constructive ways of communicating and interacting with others.

Emotion focused:

  • I help my clients access and express their underlying emotions, which might be hidden beneath layers of defense mechanisms. This allows for deeper processing and release of emotional burdens.

Benefits of Emotionally Focused Therapy for Trauma

  • Improved Emotional Regulation: My clients learn to manage overwhelming emotions in a healthier way, reducing the risk of emotional avoidance or numbing.

  • Enhanced Self-Awareness: By exploring their emotional responses, individuals gain a better understanding of themselves and their triggers.

  • Building Healthier Relationships: EFT equips individuals with the tools to build and maintain secure attachments, fostering stronger and more fulfilling relationships.

When we're feeling vulnerable or overwhelmed we sometimes protect ourselves with self-defeating behaviors.  Our protection becomes our prison.  Let's work together to get you released and living again.

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Do You Have Trust Issues in Your Relationship(s)?

Has something happened in your relationship(s) to make you lose trust? 

If there has been infidelity in your relationship I would love to help you develop a plan for rebuilding trust or a plan to exit the relationship with courage.

Have you always struggled to trust?  

I would love to help you identify underlying issues that are causing you to struggle with trust. Did you experience betrayal or infidelity in this or a past relationship? Do you have a fear of abandonment stemming from childhood chaos? Is something "off" but you can't quite put your finger on it?


Once you understand the root of the problem, you can start to work on addressing it. If you have a history of broken trust, it may be helpful to develop new ways of making your needs known. 

The trauma is behind you and yet it's
with you every day.  Let's work together to get your life back.

Specializing in....

Couple in Love

Couples Counseling

Online in all of Massachusetts

We are wired for connection and attachment but things can get in our way. Therapy can help you move from defensiveness and distrust too openness and emotional attunement. 

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Individual Trauma Focused Therapy

Online in all of Massachusetts

Anxiety, depression, trauma. 

I use an Emotionally Focused Therapy lens to help you gain a secure and confident sense of self again.  

Also Individual Therapy Intensives for accelerated healing.

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Couples Therapy Intensives

Online in all of Massachusetts

Intensives allow you to jump start the therapy process.  Choose a morning or afternoon 3 hour afternoon intensive.  Intensives can be a one-off or a limited series.  Couples say that their intensive turned their relationship around and started them on the road to healing. 

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