Trauma is an Experience, Not an Event


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Santiago Delboy, MBA, MSW, LSW, S-PSB, is a bilingual psychotherapist at Wellington Counseling Group, in Chicago, IL, where he conducts individual, couples and group therapy. He works with adults dealing with the consequences of experiencing trauma during childhood and people who feel different, broken, empty, or out of control. He uses a relational approach to help others develop self-awareness, understanding, acceptance and growth. Santiago is involved with the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis, is a Specialist in Problematic Sexual Behavior, has trained in the Gottman Method for couples therapy, and is in the board of the Illinois Group Psychotherapy Society.

Trauma is an Experience, Not an Event