When people experience traumatic events, symptoms may include insomnia, reliving the event, startle response, and denial that the event had an impact. Over time, these symptoms can lead to anxiety and depression. During sessions I use a variety of evidence based therapeutic approaches including; Brainspotting, Mindfulness, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Therapy. To determine if these forms of therapy will help in your treatment, we will complete a series of assessments.
TRAUMA RECOVERY SERVICES
TRAUMA FOCUSED COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
An evidence-based treatment model designed to assist with overcoming the negative effects of a traumatic experience. The main application is the treatment of posttraumatic stress and the goal is to help survivors of trauma. The core components of TF-CBT include; psychoeducation, relaxation, affective regulation, cognitive processing, trauma narrative, mastery of trauma reminders, and enhancing future safety.
INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT TRAUMA RECOVERY
If you are looking to heal from, and prevent relapse of traumatic triggers, I can customize a program to decrease symptoms caused by Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. This program will include services you will choose from a menu of options and I will work with you to create a comprehensive treatment plan. This program will include 2 hours a week of Intensive Outpatient Treatment.
Brainspotting (BSP) is a relatively new type of therapy designed to help people access, process, and overcome trauma, negative emotions, and pain, including psychologically induced physical pain.
Brainspotting was developed through David Grand's work with survivors of trauma, and many mental health professionals utilizing the approach have found it to be an effective form of treatment for a variety of mental health concerns.
HOW DOES BRAINSPOTTING WORK?
According to therapist and creator David Grand, the direction in which people look or gaze can affect the way they feel. During brainspotting, therapists help people position their eyes in ways that enable them to target sources of negative emotion. With the aid of a pointer, trained brainspotting therapists slowly guide the eyes of people in therapy across their field of vision to find appropriate “brainspots,” with a brainspot being an eye position that activates a traumatic memory or painful emotion. Practitioners of the procedure believe it allows therapists to access emotions on a deeper level and target the physical effects of trauma.
There is increasing evidence that trauma is “stored” in the body and that it can alter the way the brain works. Trauma can, for example, have an effect on emotions, memory, and physical health. Brainspotting seems to activate the body’s innate ability to heal itself from trauma.