Suchy has a Masters in Counselling Psychology and currently owns a private practice focusing on clients who have had trauma related to addiction. Her expertise specifically focuses on clients who have experienced traumas such as childhood abuse, physical and emotional abuse, accidents and injuries.
"There is a direct relationship between trauma and addiction," says Suchy. "Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder causes your brain and body to constantly operate on high alert, so your body never gets a chance to recuperate. Your immune system is overworked meaning you probably get sick more often, your heart and lungs work way too hard, and your muscles get strained from being too tense. This constant state of stress puts you at risk for diabetes, heart attack, obesity, depression, concentration problems, and even certain types of cancer. What started as a way to protect you from trauma has become a real problem."
Suchy's hope is to integrate the trauma theory and use trauma therapy when it is relevant to the the women undergoing treatment at the H.E.R. Women's Treatment Facility. With more research on trauma, she hopes to build a solid and complete holistic program for LDR's Holistic Programs.
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