I Know____, but I Feel_____.

The Dichotomy of Mind Caused by TraumaI know but I Feel - The dichotomy of Mind caused by Trauma (wide title)

By Kristy Cobillas, MEd, LPC

Feelings can be tricky. Feelings can reflect perceived reality, but they certainly do not dictate what reality is. Sometimes the two do not line up! Why does this happen? What is this dichotomy of mind that takes place between what one thinks and what one feels?

The answer, in part, is biological. Different parts of the brain have different functions. For example, the prefrontal cortex is the area that is known …

Darrell Provinse, MA, LPC, NCC

Executive Director and CEO

Darrell Provinse earned his degrees from Washington University and Webster University in St. Louis, MO. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri and a National Certified Counselor. He is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), American Counseling Association (ACA), Association for Specialists in Group Work, and the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. He is also the Executive Director…

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

After experiencing an intense threat to someone else or ourselves, we can experience Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Although, we often feel that we should not be so affected, PTSD can drastically affect our ability to cope or function in daily life. .

Use the questions below as a self-reflective guide.

Have you…

experienced a life-threatening event to you or someone else?

relived the event through nightmares or flashbacks

found yourself avoiding circumstances …

Byron D. Loy MA, LPC, LCPC, CRADC

Byron Loy is licensed counselor and certified alcohol and drug counselor in Missouri and Illinois. Graduating from Wheaton College in Illinois, he utilizes cognitive behavioral and family systems interventions to assist those he serves. With over 20 years of counseling experience, he appreciates the honor of serving others at some of the most difficult times of their life.

His specialties include:

  • Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • PTSD
  • Individual and Group
  • Kristy Cobillas, MEd, LPC

    Kristy Cobillas earned her Master’s of Education in Counseling from the University of Missouri St. Louis. She specializes in working with adults who have a history of childhood abuse and/or neglect, and works extremely well with those who suffer from pervasive anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Kristy has been trained to utilize Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to facilitate the processing of trauma. She also utilizes Neuro-linguistic…

    Dwain Sliger, MDiv, MA, LPC, CRAADC

    Dwain Sliger received his Master of Divinity Degree from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis and a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University.  He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and a Certified Reciprocal Advanced Alcohol and Drug  Counselor in Missouri.

    He specializes in working with clients with:

  • addictions
  • anxiety
  • trauma
  • depression
  • grief
  • life transitions
  • family mediation
  • He has worked with the military and the…