Many Of Us Are Victims Of Trauma & We Don’t Even Know It

A Collaboration By Michelle Maidenberg, Ph.D., MPH, LCSW-R, CGP & Dana Carretta-Stein, MS, LPC, LMHC owner & founder of Peaceful Living Mental Health Counseling in Scarsdale, NY. Both of us are committed and advanced trained EMDR therapists and are active in the EMDR community.


When we hear about trauma, we usually think about all the disasters we unfortunately keep hearing about. Mass shootings, school shootings, terror attacks, among other traumatic events buzz across our airwaves way too often these days. These are just some of the traumas we hear about or experience. There are many more that we just overlook because they are considered the “little” traumas and seem relatively inconsequential. All types of trauma are noteworthy and in almost all cases treatment and support is indicated.