As a trauma-informed therapist, I have received advanced training in working effectively with clients with both single-incident and complex trauma. Most people think of trauma as something that happens to war veterans, but that is only one type of traumatic experience. Trauma can occur in many different ways and at varying degrees of intensity. A short and by no means comprehensive list can include experiences ranging from unresolved grief to divorce to bullying to childhood neglect to assault to natural disasters. Unhealed trauma gets trapped in the emotion-regulation area of the brain and in the body; to heal it, we have to work with it at those levels. If unresolved, trauma can leave us feeling unsafe in the world or even inside our own bodies, it can interfere with all our relationships, and it can make us feel lost and alone. Once we are able to heal it, however, we can experience tremendous growth and freedom.