TRAUMA FOCUSED THERAPY
Complex traumatic events consist of physical, psychological, and sexual abuse; terrorism and war; domestic violence; race-based traumatic experiences, witnessing violence against others; and accidents and natural disasters. They can result in serious stress and detrimental consequences for survivors and their families. Approximately one half (50%) of all individuals will be exposed to at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, one in three girls and one in five boys will experience sexual abuse prior to the age of 18. Many survivors currently living with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) experience symptoms that are both chronic and severe. These include nightmares, insomnia, somatic disturbances, difficulty with intimate relationships, fear, anxiety, anger, shame, aggression, suicidal behaviors, loss of trust, and isolation.
Our trauma therapists complete thorough trauma-focused assessments to provide customized and collaborative treatment plans. Our therapists are trained in multiple evidence-based trauma-focused interventions including, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), narrative psychology, prolonged exposure, EMDR, EFT tapping, and integrative treatment for complex trauma (ITCT). Our trauma-focused treatment encompasses safety, creativity, empathy, and expertise.