Trauma & Consensual Non Monogamy
We all bring our histories of trauma to our intimate relationships which can hinder our ability to have healthy relationships. Even within stable, nurturing relationships, past trauma can heighten conflict and make resolution more difficult. This workshop will discuss the nature of trauma, how it comes to play in non-monogamous relationships, and how we can manage and heal from trauma both as participants in non-monogamous relationships and therapists serving clients who practice non-monogamy.
Emily Viola, LCSW is a queer therapist in Tucson, AZ who enjoys working with children, teens, young adults, and their families. She specializes in working with people who are working to heal from trauma, have been in the foster care system, and/or are exploring their gender and sexual identities. Emily has 11 years of experience in the field of social work including working in group homes, teaching youth in foster care, providing in-home therapy, and providing group, individual, and family office based therapy. Her knowledge of trauma comes from professional experience and training as well as her own journey in healing from long term traumatic experiences.