Our Approach to Trauma Informed Care At CTC
It is our intention to create safety for our clients in the therapeutic environment, within the therapeutic relationship, and within themselves/their body. We know it is important to work collaboratively and ask for permission and obtain consent throughout the duration of the therapeutic relationship. We invite our clients to participate in the therapeutic process and to explore their experiences and reactions. We respect our clients and the importance of understanding their reactions and the therapeutic process and subsequently intentionally integrate psychoeducation into the work.
We believe our feelings and reactions are conveying important messages about our current and past experiences. For example, it is common for clients to engaged in adaptive responses to past trauma such as distancing, avoidance, or dissociation. We respect clients’ need to protect themselves in this way. We work with these responses in a compassionate, relational, and respectful manner. We normalize these reactions and provide compassionate education when appropriate. We also teach skills to help clients manage overwhelming thoughts, feelings, and reactions so that clients can feel more at ease and connected to their emotional experiences and reactions.
We specialize in a variety of trauma-informed modalities.
- Creative, Expressive, and Play Therapy
- Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Neuro-Affective Relational Model (NARM)
- Psychodynamic Relational Therapy
- Somatic Experiencing (SE)
- Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapy