There are unique circumstances throughout life that can have a significant impact on the individual’s peace of mind. Childhood abuse, witnessing a tragic event, being victimized in a relationship or by an accident, all irrevocably change the individual.

Nightmares, depression, intensity of anger not previously experienced, unusual changes in life style, feeling excessively vulnerable, anxiety, etc., can be the result of exposure or recollection of a traumatic event.

To forget such an occurrence is not possible, but to neutralize as much as possible the negative emotional impact is part of the therapeutic process.

As a therapist John Reininger holds certifications for Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) and is a ”responder” for on site work. Experience in this area ranges from working at “Ground Zero” as a member of a national team, to families where there is a tragic death.