Therapy Issues

Betrayal Trauma

Right now, as a result of your unresolved betrayal trauma, you may be experiencing…

  • An inability to trust in any loving relationship.
  • A lack of safety or belief in institutions and organizations you previously felt “held” in.
  • Profound grief, mixed with shock, anger, and despair.
  • A sense of constantly questioning yourself, wondering if your view of reality was accurate.
  • Depression, anxiety, and a profound change in your mood and well-being.

You’re realizing that your unresolved betrayal trauma is getting in the way of your life…

  • It’s been some time since the event happened but time doesn’t seem to be “healing all wounds”; things still feel just as fresh and painful. 
  • You’re noticing you’re having a hard time focusing and you’re zoning out more and more and it’s impacting work. 
  • You’re shutting yourself off from other relationships in your life because you don’t know who you can trust anymore.
  • You’re starting to engage in self-sabotaging behaviors and dependency patterns to help keep the feelings at bay. Especially at night.
  • Your anger and rage over what happened to you feels all-consuming. And people are starting to mention this to you.

You’re wondering…

  • When will I stop being so angry, sad, and hurt by what happened?
  • What does it say about me if this happened to me? Am I fundamentally unloveable?
  • Why is this hurting me so much? Why is what happened so intensely painful?
  • Will I ever be able to love and trust again?
  • Is what I went through even considered a trauma? 


You’re longing for…

  • An ability to drive around the streets of your town/city and not feel heartbreak and pain on nearly every other block because a memory took place there.
  • An ability to feel some acceptance about what happened. To find closure and answers.
  • An ability to trust and have faith in other relationships again and to imagine a future where you can be in another relationship again. 
  • A repaired sense of esteem and confidence.
  • A sense of hope for a positive future, despite what happened to you.

What you’re longing for is possible.

At Evergreen Counseling, we have a staff of seasoned, evidence-based therapists skilled in treating betrayal trauma.

How we can help you

By pursuing therapy for betrayal trauma, you can imagine the following:

Before Therapy After Therapy

Endless mental looping, causing you distress but no resolve and seemingly no ability to turn the mental rumination off.

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A set of tools and skills to regulate your thoughts and feel more at ease mentally.

Disrupted sleep, waking up from dreams and nightmares that bring the betrayal back to the forefront.

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More restless sleep, leaving you more equipped for your days.

A sense of distrust in everyone, an inability to ever have faith in relationships again.

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A grounded, informed sense of trust. In others, and in yourself to discern healthy relationships.

Falling into distressing patterns; harmful dependency habits and negative behaviors are your only options for keeping painful feelings at bay.

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More choice about how you face, feel, and rise out the strong emotions that come up for you.

What if I’m Not Ready?

If you don’t feel quite ready to book a complimentary consult call yet, that’s completely fine.

We don’t want you to feel pressured and we know that the choice to seek out therapy can feel difficult.

Part of you wants to do it, and another part of you is, perhaps, scared to begin because of the feelings you might have to finally feel.

Or a part of you questions whether or not you can even be helped at all.

Whatever the reason, no matter how ready or not ready you feel to begin therapy, we want you to have the information you need to make an informed choice.

So, to that end, please explore the additional information below to learn more about us and how we can help you.

We’ll be here whenever you’re ready to reach out for support.

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