MMy name is Colleen Patrice. My life’s work is committed to nurturing love, optimal health, and authentic happiness within myself and others.
My healing services include Trauma Recovery Coaching, Intuitive Bodywork Therapy, and Cleansing Programs. My intention is to help restore harmony and balance to your body, mind, and spirit.
As a result of my own history, I am also deeply dedicated to raising awareness about the symptoms and effects of Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I am an EMDR Advocate, and the author of the EMDR Journal: A Companion for Healing, Courage, and Clarity. My blog, Healed but Still Human, will share some of my own personal experiences along my life’s journey.
My work is grounded in my loving presence and compassionate heart, integrated with years of formal education and a lifetime of personal healing.
I look forward to being of service to you and your loved ones.
Blessings on Your Journey!
For most of my life, I struggled and suffered. I had moments of happiness and success but they were fleeting. I always seemed to return to the depths of sadness, extreme self-judgment, chronic worry, and fear. I tried everything: positive thinking, prayer, hours of journaling, focusing on the blessings in my life, disciplined self-care. Nothing worked long-term. I had been told by previous therapists that I had PTSD, but I didn’t believe them because I had neither fought in a war nor been the victim of a violent crime. I figured something was wrong with me because I could not hold my life together. When buried memories began to surface during EMDR therapy, I was finally on my way to healing. Turns out, what I thought was a “normal” childhood was not at all, and I did have PTSD. Today, I am not only a survivor, but I am thriver. Read more.
Learn About Trauma
There are many types and degrees of trauma. True trauma in the technical sense of the word does not include typical life stressors (natural death of a loved one, loss of job, etc). However, if traumatic events are affecting the quality of your life, or you suffer from any of the symptoms of trauma, you can benefit from healing. Read more.
Why EMDR Therapy?
I experienced a lifelong struggle with bouts of depression, mood swings, and the intense fear of loss. I also battled with anxiety, compulsive thinking, and an eating disorder. My sense of self-worth was low, and I had no boundaries whatsoever. After a devastating blow, I found my way to EMDR therapy. What I discovered changed my life. There are many different forms of therapy, but I am a huge proponent of EMDR Therapy. Almost immediately, it changed my life in miraculous ways. If you have been in therapy for years, with no significant results, I encourage you to find a new therapist, preferably one who is proficient in EMDR.Read more.