Trauma Therapy

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What is trauma therapy?

Trauma-informed therapy is an approach to mental health treatment that recognizes and responds to the impact of trauma on an individual's well-being, and its effects on both the mind and body.

The goal of trauma-informed therapy is to create a safe and supportive environment where individuals, children, families, can process their traumatic experiences, foster resilience, and promote healing.

What is trauma?

Trauma can be broadly defined as an emotional, psychological, or physical response to a distressing or harmful event or series of events. It is essential to recognize that trauma is subjective, and what maybe traumatic for one person may not be traumatic for another. Trauma is an event or experience that has overwhelmed an individual’s capacity to cope.

Big “T” Trauma

Also known as "Type I Trauma," refers to single incident, major, life-threatening events. Examples include natural disasters, severe accidents, physical or sexual abuse, combat experiences, and witnessing violent acts.

Little “t” Trauma

Also known as "Type II Trauma," chronic trauma, can include prolonged and repeated exposure to distressing circumstances that may not be life-threatening, but can still have a profound impact. Examples include emotional neglect, abuse, divorce, bullying, non-life-threatening accidents, and chronic stress.

Trauma-informed therapy operates on several key principles


Understanding and respecting an individual's cultural background, including workplace culture, is important to provide appropriate, effective, and sensitive care.

and Transparency

Building trust with the therapist is crucial, and therapists in trauma-informed therapy prioritize open communication and clear expectations.

Choice and

Individuals are encouraged to make their own choices about their therapy and recovery process, empowering them to have a sense of control over the therapeutic process.


Therapists work collaboratively with clients, valuing their personal perspectives and insights, and encouraging the individual as an active participant and contributor in their healing process.


Recognizing and building upon the individual's strengths and resilience can help foster confidence and self-efficacy.


Ensuring a physically and emotionally safe environment for the individual is paramount. This includes recognizing and addressing potential triggers.

Integrative approaches

Trauma-informed therapy utilizes integrative approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), somatic and mindfulness-based therapies, among others.

The specific approach used will depend on the individual's unique needs and preferences. Trauma-informed therapy focuses on helping the client process their experiences at their own pace and in a safe manner.

We specialize in treatment for trauma disorders, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Depression
  • Divorce Trauma
  • Grief Counseling
  • Life Adjustments
  • Mood Disorders
  • OCD
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-injury or Harm
  • Sexual Trauma

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Address the emotional, mental, and physical impacts of trauma to reduce distress and promote long-term wellness.

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