What it is and Why its Important (even if you don't think you have experienced trauma)
What is Trauma-Informed Therapy
Trauma-informed therapy is not a set of techniques, but a way of approaching and understanding the variety of emotional and psychological struggles people face. It helps us remember that people act, think, and feel in certain ways often because of the difficult things they have gone through in their lives. It guides us in creating a safe space that both promotes greater self-understanding and facilitates the healing process in a non-judgmental and empowering way. It is also designed to decrease the chances therapy will be destabilizing or "re-traumatizing" to our clients.
Even if you think your issues have nothing to do with trauma, you can still benefit greatly from working with a trauma-informed therapist. This is because your therapist will be knowledgeable about the variety of impacts that all kinds of psychological, emotional, and physical stresses can have on the mind, body, and spirit. We recognize that emotionally stressful and overwhelming life experiences are at the root of many psychological, emotional, or behavioral difficulties people face and want to heal.
Why we specialize in Trauma-Informed Therapy
Two facts drive our dedication and passion to providing the upmost quality of trauma-informed care:
Millions of people have experienced at least 1 traumatic event in their lives
Most people who come to see us do not realize they have experienced any kind of trauma
We are also aware that it is difficult for most people to recognize, understand, and make the connections between adverse or overwhelming life events and current emotional or behavioral struggles. Therefore, we see it as our responsibility to be knowledgeable and competent to help our clients explore their experiences and to achieve a greater understanding for themselves.