Can Trauma Help You Grow?

In this New Yorker article, the author describes the impact of devastating trauma to his development and worldview. Despite the fact that one would never wish trauma on anyone, studies demonstrate a phenomenon referred to as “post-traumatic growth” in which adverse experiences force a reevaluation that often renders life more meaningful. As clinical psychologists, we know the value of talk therapy in processing and integrating grief into one’s life narrative. If you have experienced trauma, we can help.