Ep. 31 – How Unresolved Trauma Impacts the Mothering Experience – Allyson Pitre

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When your emotional health breaks down, and you “suck it up” without resolving the trauma that happened, your wounds will continue to fester.

You might think you’ve “gotten over it,” but in reality, it’s likely you haven’t. These unresolved traumas can unconsciously affect the way we mother and how we show up in relationships.

And The Mommy Therapist, Allyson, is here to talk to us all about it. 

Back by popular demand, Allyson Pitre MA, LPC, returns to discuss how unresolved traumas impact the mothering experience and relationships and why you need to work through these traumas.

Allyson even breaks down some of Brandi’s childhood traumas and exposes how she is both reacting and reenacting these past traumas in both motherhood and her marriage.

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Bio: Allyson Pitre MA, LPC brings a passion for people coupled with a longtime desire to help them find peace amid turmoil, trauma, or dysfunction. Growing up, she often longed to help those around her who seemed to have lost their way. Those longings in her formative years led her to seek a career path in counseling. She attended Louisiana State University and graduated in 2009 with her B.A. in History with a minor in Psychology. Because she wanted training that would merge her passion for working with hurting people with her devotion to Jesus Christ, she received an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Denver Seminary in 2011.

Her experience has included various roles at the Eating Disorder Center of Denver and individual therapy with several counseling agencies. Believing that the family system is often an obstacle or avenue for emotional healing, she has worked for over three years as a community-based counselor working with both children and their parents.

Mentioned on the show:

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk MD.

It Didn’t Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle by Mark Wolynn.

Keeping Your Marriage Healthy During Quarantine  with Allyson Pitre, MA, LPC

Overcoming Isolation in Motherhood with Allyson Pitre, MA, LPC


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