Improving Our Relationships After Experiencing Trauma
Today’s episode is one I have been looking forward to releasing because I know it can help so many people!
I am honored to share a conversation with a colleague who I admire greatly. Maritza Plascencia, LMFT, lives and works in the OC. She has worked in the trauma field since 2007 and is a graduate from UC Irvine with a Masters in Mental Health from the California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University.
Maritza specializes in domestic violence, sexual assault, EMDR and EFT (emotional focused therapy).
In her private practice she works with couples, individuals in both Spanish/English but has found a lot of success with biracial, bicultural couples who actually pursue her “spanglish” therapy.
Early on her career, Maritza came to realize she wanted to work with trauma following her journey of healing from PTSD.
Mrs. Plascencia begins by sharing her own definition of trauma. We also talk about the definition of attachment, and the way trauma can impact the how we relate to others.
Some of the resources Maritza shared on the episode are:
‘Love Sense’ and ‘Hold me Tight’ by Dr. Sue Johnson.
'The Body Keeps the Score' by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk
‘Healing Trauma’ by Peter Levine
‘When the Body says No’ by Dr. Gabor Maté
Avatar (2009 Film)
For more information about Mrs. Maritza Plascencia you can visit her website: www.
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