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About Jennifer Carragher

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After my own D-Day, I saw several therapists who didn’t seem to understand the emotional abuse I had been through. I spent a ton of time and money on therapy, only to realize that I was learning far more on my own about recovering from betrayal trauma.

This is a common experience. Many therapists don’t understand the type of abuse involved in betrayal trauma, so they encourage victims to work on their boundaries, communication skills, intimacy, and/or “codependency” (a dirty word around here). You probably already realize that this doesn’t work. It’s like telling a woman who has been beaten by her husband that their relationship will improve if she communicates her needs better. Just no.

I found that I had to create my own therapeutic program to process the abuse I had experienced, all while dealing with PTSD symptoms (hyper-vigilance, not sleeping, getting triggered easily, flashbacks, etc.), wondering if I was losing my mind, and feeling overwhelmed with rage, despair, fear, and shame.

Part of my healing process involved becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling so that I could help others who experience betrayal trauma. I’m currently licensed to provide counseling in North Carolina, and I provide coaching to folks outside of North Carolina.

I don’t want anyone else to have to go through what I went through. That’s why I started Recovering from Betrayal Trauma. While I can’t put a stop to infidelity and betrayal, I can help you with the following:

  • Coping with symptoms of trauma (including PTSD)
  • Managing obsessive thoughts and triggers
  • Understanding your situation better
  • Processing the roller coaster of emotions
  • Reviewing your options
  • Learning to trust yourself
  • Making hard decisions
  • Creating a plan for change

I know the brutal path you’re on because I’ve walked it myself. I will fully support you as you take steps away from the shitshow that is betrayal trauma and toward the fulfilling life you deserve.

Learn more about working with me or get in touch to schedule a session.

The number one thing that determines successful outcomes in therapy is the relationship between you and your therapist. You need to feel like the two of you are a good match, like they “get” you.

To make sure we’re a good match, here are a few things you might like to know about me:

  • My goal is to help betrayed partners feel safe, unconditionally accepted, and fully supported. To help them find answers and a path forward. I treat all clients with respect, dignity, empathy, and kindness.
  • I understand what it’s like to be traumatized, to question your sanity, to feel unheard and unimportant, to have difficulty trusting anyone, to feel so depressed that you can’t get out of bed, to revel in suicidal thoughts.
  • I believe that being authentic is the best way to establish a meaningful, effective relationship. I will crawl below blanket mountain with you during the bad times and shower you in chocolate and eco-friendly glitter during the good times.
  • I am one of the most diligent, hard working people you’ll ever meet. I enjoy doing things other people think are impossible.

Think we’re a good match? Get in touch.