Getting Over Trauma
Help for sexual abuse trauma, combat-related trauma, emotional trauma, physical abuse trauma, accident-relate trauma, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and other kinds of trauma
"It takes a real storm in the average person's life to make him realize how much worrying he has done over the squall." -Unknown
Hi, I'm Bill O'Hanlon, a psychotherapist
who has treated trauma victims and taught therapists about
helping others to get over trauma for 25+ years. I have
written several books on overcoming trauma that have been
published by mainstream publishers such as W.W. Norton and
Penguin/Perigee. I started this site to give hope and help
to people who have suffered traumas. By trauma I mean
childhood trauma, emotional trauma and psychological
Contrary to what some psychologists, psychiatrists and mental health (perhaps we should say "mental illness") specialists will tell you, you can get over trauma. This site will give you the knowledge, tools and resources to find hope and your own pathways to getting over traumas and moving on in your life. Click on any of the tabs to learn more about each topic.
The very fact that you are visiting this site shows, no matter how messed up or discouraged you have been, something inside you is looking for hope and answers and you have already taken a small step to find those answers. You may or may not have trauma treatment or trauma therapy and you could still benefit from this site.
A word of warning: Don't let anyone, including me or the resources I will provide from others, tell you how you should feel or heal. That is always personal and unique. Nobody knows what works (and doesn't), what fits and doesn't, better than you.
P.S. If you can, please donate (via PayPal) to support this site and its providing free help for people.