Trauma-Informed Care is not about specific therapeutic techniques—it is an overall approach, a philosophy of providing care that aims to create safety & prevent re-victimization. My practice is based on the understanding that many clients have suffered overwhelming, traumatic, or adverse childhood experiences regardless of whether they are coming to therapy specifically due to these experience. Research indicates there is a strong relationship between these experiences and substance use disorders, emotional problems, and behavioral problems. That's why it's vital our work takes these events into consideration.
With compassion and care, I approach every session from a trauma informed lens. Instead of asking, "What is wrong with you?" I explore, "What have you experienced in your life and how might the present symptoms be a response to it?" Our therapeutic relationship will emphasize safety (both emotional and physical), transparency, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, and empowerment.