Lou Lebentz is a therapist and trauma specialist. She came to her work through her own experiences of trauma, addiction and eventually psychosis. Lou says that years of trauma are like a shaken-up bottle of fizzy drink — at some point it will explode. She sees her role as helping clients to open the bottle gradually and help release that pressure. She finds that her own therapy is still work in progress and that she continues to find layers of trauma going back years inside herself. She urges people needing help to follow their hearts to find what will help heal them.