My name is Guy Macpherson, PhD. (I have a doctorate in psychology and do not offer or provide therapy.) For the last several years I have dedicated myself to the study of trauma, post-traumatic growth, and most recently, the intersection of trauma and psychosis, specifically the signs of early psychosis.
My inspiration comes from working with the courageous individuals determined to learn and find meaning from the trials they have endured.
My inspiration also comes from personal experience: My brother is a Navy SEAL veteran who suffered with PTSD.
A few years after my brother’s return from Iraq, and inspired by his accomplishments, I went on a two-week survival course with Boulder Outdoor Survival School (BOSS) in the middle of Utah. It was the first time I’d ever done anything like this and it required all the courage I had. It was the middle of summer, we were hiking all day, without backpacks and just the clothes we could wear. We had water, but no food for the first four days. On the third day one of our members became ill and wasn’t able to walk. Myself and another member carried this young man for the next two days. We helped him up ridges, through canyons, and tried to encourage him with every step.
I share this story because it was at that moment that I knew that I wanted to dedicate my life to helping individuals find meaning, strength and inspiration.
As a result of these experiences I have focused my energy on the study of trauma psychology and trauma therapy, and most recently the creation of a business,The Trauma Therapist Project, along with the Trauma Therapist | Podcast and membership site, Trauma Therapist | 2.0, which brings together seasoned professionals in the fields of trauma, addiction, minduflness and yoga, to educate and inspire those just beginning their trauma-informed education.
This site is dedicated to those individuals –the psychologists, marriage family therapists, social workers, psychiatrists, any and all trauma workers—who are interested in learning more about trauma. If you’re not a therapist specializing in trauma therapy, or if you’re a survivor, that is fine, too. You are also welcome! My hope is that you will find something of value here, as well.
Thanks so much for taking the time to check out my site,