Trauma Focused Therapy
for Children and Adults 

We provide evidence-based trauma treatment for children and adults. We have therapists trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Our trained trauma therapists complete assessments at the beginning of services to ensure that these services are an effective treatment for the clients seeking them out.

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of therapy developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro in 1987 that helps people heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences.  It has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. For example, when you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound.  If an object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it becomes aggravated and causes pain.  Once the block is removed, healing resumes. 

EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes.  The brain has a natural way to recover from traumatic memories and events when the amygdala (the alarm signal for stressful events), the hippocampus (which assists with learning, including memories about safety and danger), and the prefrontal cortex (which analyzes and controls behavior and emotion) communicate with each other. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound, which may include upsetting images, thoughts, and emotions can cause intense suffering. Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients remove the block and activate their brain’s natural healing processes.

Additional information about EMDR:

What is EMDR? https://www.emdria.org/page/what_is_emdr_therapy

Introduction to EMDR Therapy: https://youtu.be/Pkfln-ZtWeY

How/Why EMDR Works: https://youtu.be/sWyDWvMEl1E

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment for children, adolescents, and their parents/caregivers impacted by trauma. It is a components-based and sequenced treatment model that incorporates trauma-informed interventions with cognitive behavioral and family principles and techniques. TF-CBT has proved successful with children and adolescents ages 3 to 18 who have significant emotional distress related to traumatic life events. It can be used with children and adolescents who have experienced a single trauma or multiple traumas in their lives.

Additional information about TF-CBT:

https://tfcbt.org/

https://www.nctsn.org/interventions/trauma-focused-cognitive-behavioral-therapy

Cost

Fees are determined by program and will be discussed with you.

Flexible
for your
needs.

For more information or to request and appointment please call us at 507-287-2010 or contact us by email.

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