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Laughers, get ready to embrace your inner strength with expert insights from Dr. Laura Anne Copley! In this heartening chat, Dr. Copley, a seasoned trauma-informed counselor and author of "Loving You is Hurting Me," unpacks the complexities of trauma bonds and the radiant light of post-traumatic growth. Dr. Copley’s own journey to self-trust unfolds as she recalls her enlightening moment to the tune of David Bowie's "Heroes," signaling a pivotal career shift from an academic path to launching her own thriving practice, Aurora Counseling. With her candid narrative, she guides us through the rigors and rewards of finding a suitable trauma-informed therapist. Stressing credentials and the dangers of one-size-fits-all approaches, Dr. Copley charts the course of navigating complex PTSD and its nuanced differences from single-incident traumas. Packed with humor and earnest conversation between Dr. Copley and our beloved host Dawn Davis Womack, this episode melds comedic flair with genuine advice on "dating" therapists to find the perfect match, promoting resilience, and fostering growth beyond trauma. Plus, enjoy a light-hearted banter about mouth-watering PrePOPsterous popcorn and the serendipitous birth of Aurora Counseling. Spanning a tapestry of challenges including finding balance with motherhood and professional ambition, this episode is a beacon for anyone yearning to heal, grow, and laugh along the meandering path of self-discovery. Tune in to transform your struggles into hopeful stepping stones, and keep smiling with every listen! Cheers!

Dr. Laura Anne Copley - Aurora Counseling & Well-Being, PLLC

Location: 57 S. Main St, Suite 409, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

Instagram: @doccopley


Book: Loving You Is Hurting Me on Amazon, Barnes & Noble & Target!

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Physical Location: 400 N Main St, Bridgewater, VA 22812


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