Trauma Focused Therapy

It is becoming common knowledge, backed by several research studies including the recently publicized Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, that chronic, unresolved traumatic stress is at the root of many psychological disorders and addiction. This includes what we term “Big T Traumas”- significant, fear-based events that are not integrated in the body and mind, such as physical/sexual assault or car accidents, as well as “Little t Traumas”- smaller events that are still distressing but not at the level of the Big T, for example, bullying or the loss of a significant relationship.  What is considered traumatic for one person may not affect someone else in a similar circumstance, so what is most significant is exploring the impact of the trauma rather than the traumatic event itself.

At Authentic Recovery, all of our clinicians provide trauma informed care, possessing a broad understanding of traumatic stress reactions and how to provide appropriate care to those who have experienced varied types of trauma.  Many of our counselors also specialize in the treatment of trauma and utilize cutting edge and highly effective treatment approaches to resolve these issues.

Sensitive to the specific needs of trauma survivors, our entire team works to foster a sense of safety in our offices and within the therapeutic relationships we form. We assist our clients in identifying and developing inner and external resources to assist in facing the trauma, and work collaboratively at a pace that is comfortable for the individual in therapy. We provide a variety of interventions to integrate, resolve and reprocess trauma including:

Trauma focused therapy can be used to address the following issues:

  • Anger
  • Car Accidents
  • Catastrophic Events
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Grief
  • Guilt
  • Natural Disasters
  • Phobias
  • Relationships
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Assault
  • Shame

For more information about specific therapy approaches and studies about trauma, you can visit the following websites: