Paula Timon, LCSW
Paula is an LCSW with a private practice in the Pasadena area, and a virtual practice throughout California. She is EMDR trained and utilizes principles from IFS, DBT, and feminist theory in her longstanding work with PTSD/C-PTSD.
Paula has been passionate about healing trauma since early in her career, and has provided clinical services in child welfare, community mental health, inpatient and intensive outpatient mental health and addiction programs. She has also worked in clinical and hospital administration and teaching at the graduate level.
In the last few years, Paula has synthesized her passion for trauma work into working with survivors of hidden/narcissistic abuse. Her personal experience as a survivor informs her work in helping clients identify and safely leave these relationships, rebuild their lives, and help resolve trauma, codependency, attachment and self-love issues that make survivors vulnerable to hidden abuse.
Through clinical work with hidden abuse survivors and their children, Paula has seen firsthand how misinformation in every system survivors interact with causes further harm. She is on a mission to raise awareness and advocate for systemic change, while still providing direct services to survivors.
Shannon Higgins, LPC-S
Shannon is a Licensed Professional Counselor and maintains a private practice in North Plano, TX. She is EMDR trained and specialized in Complex PTSD. Shannon is a Certified Christian Counselor through International Institute of Fatih Based Counseling and provides faith-based therapy upon request.
Her passion(or as she will affectionately say “crusade”) is to educate the public, mental health profession and court system about the signs of hidden/narcissistic abuse not only as a therapist but also as a survivor and now a thriver.
The trauma methods used in treatment with Shannon are informed from research in
physiology, neuroscience, psychology and sociology. It is a holistic approach that includes
somatic, emotional and cognitive process integration that provides evidenced based positive outcomes for her clients over traumatic experiences such as hidden abuse. Teaching skills to learn about the dynamics of hidden abuse, how to safely leave or stay (if that is a prerogative) is an essential part of supporting clients. In addition, learning how to move forward in life and not allowing this to be a defining moment is pivotal. Above all, providing a safe, compassionate and
supportive environment for her clients to assuredly know they are believed, seen and heard is at the core of hidden abuse recovery.