First off, thank you for being here and expressing interest in my work.
My name is Guy Macpherson.
I’m a connector, of sorts.
I bring together people and resources.
I’ve done that for as long as I can recall.
And here, with a Doctorate in clinical psychology, and with The Trauma Therapist Project, The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, and Trauma Therapist | 2.0, I bring together resources for clinicians and therapist of all kinds who are starting out on their trauma-informed journey.
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 assessing and treating 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.
This 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.
This site is dedicated to raising the awareness of trauma and to helping educate, support and inspire the individuals who are interested in learning more about trauma and who want to help those people who’ve been impacted by trauma.
How Things Started
When I got into graduate school I knew I wanted to become a trauma therapist and I thought that the path there was to simply take in all the information and knowledge I could. Now I’m not saying knowledge isn’t a great thing, I’m simply saying it isn’t the only thing. And I thought it was.
*I do not offer or provide therapy.