While need for human connection appears to be innate, the ability to form healthy, loving relationships is learned. And if there’s one thing we all know about relationships, it’s that they can be the source of trauma, both in things “done to us” as well as “withheld from us.” Intimacy disorders occur as a result of trauma and cause the inability to feel emotionally safe in sharing thoughts, feelings, concerns, desires, and needs with others.
This breach in secure attachments can result in shame, anxiety, low self-worth and depression. Often, addictions are a way of coping. Breaking this cycle means attuning into your true emotional self by sharing your innermost thoughts, feelings and needs with someone. That’s where Trauma Healing Center can help. By trusting the process, you can rebuild trust in relationships and eliminate the need for addictions.
In 2018, Lillie earned her certification in treating sex, porn and love addiction from the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals. Since then, she has worked specifically with those who suffer with intimacy disorders and their families to outline and treat the trauma and underlying issues that lead to addiction.