Author Archives: Dr. Ann Goelitz

About Dr. Ann Goelitz

Dr. Goelitz is a writer and a scholar with a wide scope of clinical experience, ranging from working with trauma survivors after September 11th to her role as a psychiatric social worker at a top New York hospital. For the past ten plus years, she has specialized in her private practice on cognitive behavioral therapy, dream analysis, and EMDR, helping clients navigate transitions and heal from trauma and loss. A seasoned educator, she has done extensive public speaking, published numerous articles, and co-authored an award winning resource directory for caregivers. Her soon-to-be published book, From trauma to healing, has received endorsement and accolades from leaders in the field of trauma. Her latest writing projects include a book on how to cope with stress written with both laypeople and professionals in mind. She has taught at Columbia University and Hunter College.

Using EMDR to treat trauma

For some people EMDR can be very effective when working with traumatic reactions. It strengthens the positive and calm feelings so important after trauma and weakens the impact of painful emotions and memories. See the demo below to get an … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: From Trauma to Healing Released by Routledge

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Witnessing Trauma

Witnessing trauma can be as difficult as experiencing it and can cause trauma symptoms. Witnessing occurs through media reports of traumatic events, community violence, watching a loved one suffer from trauma, and being unable to help someone in danger. The … Continue reading

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Healing Trauma With Loving Acts

There is much shame, guilt, and self blame in trauma. To counter this and promote healing, we can introduce acts of self love. By actively loving ourselves or at least going through the motions of loving ourselves even if we … Continue reading

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Trauma Can Be Lonely

Trauma can leave survivors feeling alone with intense emotions we do not know how to share with others. We may feel frightened, overwhelmed, helpless, and abandoned. Finding ways to cope with these feelings and re-connect with the world is key … Continue reading

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Thriving after trauma?

Resilience is key to thriving after trauma and determines both whether Post Traumatic Stress Symptoms (PTSS) occur and how we fare with PTSS. To avoid being a victim and instead thrive, we can use these resilience tips. Become aware of … Continue reading

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When Trauma Occurs

Trauma erodes our basic sense of safety. Prior to trauma we feel we have a certain amount of control over our lives and trust we will be safe without even consciously thinking about it most of the time. When trauma … Continue reading

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