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EP 008:

How Do I Support a Loved One Who Has Experienced Trauma?

With Tara Booker

Today we’re exploring how to support the people in our lives who have experienced trauma. Therapist Tara Booker kindly walks us through the best ways to show up for our loved ones and offer sustainable support. (Spoiler alert: the best way to show up for someone else is to first show up for ourselves!)

“How do we support a loved one experiencing trauma? Take care of yourself. Do your own work.”

– Tara Booker

5 Things You May Need to Hear If Your Loved One is Struggling

  • You can’t save someone else 
  • Their health is not your responsibility 
  • Boundaries may hurt, but they don’t harm 
  • It’s important to do your own work

Taking care of yourself is not selfish, it’s self-less

Meet this episode’s expert

Tara Booker, LCSW, serves as an Adjust Therapist for the clients of Milestones, Onsite’s Residential Trauma Program. She joins our team with experience from a variety of organizations supporting individuals impacted by trauma and addictions since 2013, including the Next Door and The Ranch.

Tara was drawn to working at Milestones because she enjoys working with individuals partaking in the residential treatment experience. She was excited to join a team of top-notch clinicians who help clients mend deep wounds with trauma-focused and intensive therapies in a group setting.