Trauma Informed Therapy
Heal From Your Trauma
Are you or someone you care about feeling trapped in the aftermath of trauma? We understand that living with the effects of trauma can be overwhelming and exhausting. That's why the Truth Center for Health and Healing in Philadelphia is here to offer you a safe hold of support and healing. Our compassionate therapists specialize in trauma therapy and counseling, providing a space where you can feel seen, heard, and understood.
You don't have to continue living with the pain and burden of trauma. We believe that every individual has the right to heal and rediscover their strength and resilience. At the Truth Center for Health and Healing, we are committed to empowering you on your journey to wholeness. Let us help you move from surviving to thriving.
What is "Trauma"?
Trauma defined by Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) “Exposure to actual or threatened events involving death, serious injury, or sexual violation in one (or more) of the following ways:
Directly experiencing the events.
Witnessing the events in person as they occur to others.
Learning that the events occurred to a close family member or friend.
Experiencing repeated or extreme exposure to adverse details of the events."
One thing to keep in mind is that not one person will experience a traumatic event in the same manner nor will someone whom experiences a traumatic event have trauma afterward. According to research done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Kaiser Permanente Insurance there are 10 Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) that impact children, adolescents, and ultimately follow into adulthood. Adults with high ACE scores are at greater risk than those with lower scores for physical health issues, mental illness, and early death. Trauma informed therapists work to be knowledgable about clients trauma and understand the impact of the trauma on the client in the present and for the future.
What is Trauma Informed Therapy?
Trauma Informed Therapy is being mindful of clients’ trauma and its impact on their relationships, mental health, daily life and the ability to engage in treatment. Trauma informed therapists assume that a client could have a trauma or tragedy in their history and will take steps to avoid inadvertently triggering or re-traumatizing the client in treatment.
Our Approach to Trauma Therapy
At Truth Center for Health and Healing, we approach trauma therapy with empathy, compassion, and a trauma-informed perspective. We understand that traumatic experiences can have a lasting impact on a person's life, and we strive to work collaboratively with our clients to build a treatment plan that meets their unique needs and goals.
Our therapists enter each session with the client's familial and cultural history in mind. By taking into consideration potential influences and environments in which you’ve had experiences that have shaped you, clients can feel seen, heard and understood. Often client's are unaware of the protective factors that they have created for themselves in response to any trauma or tragedy. Truth Center therapists will carefully guide clients to understanding these protective factors, healing from the trauma, and create a space to explore changes they want to make to take back control of their lives.
Individual Trauma Therapy
Individual therapy is a powerful way to work through the effects of trauma on your mental health and well-being. Our therapists provide a safe and supportive environment for clients to explore their emotions, experiences, and beliefs related to trauma. We help clients develop coping skills, build resilience, and create a sense of safety and control in their lives. Our therapists are experienced in working with a range of trauma-related issues, including childhood abuse and neglect, sexual assault, domestic violence, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), complex trauma and dissociation, medical trauma, and traumatic grief and loss.
Family and Couples Trauma Therapy
Trauma can affect not only individuals but also families and couples. Our therapists are trained to work with families and couples who have experienced trauma and are struggling with communication, connection, and trust. We provide a safe and non-judgmental space for all family members or partners to share their experiences and work towards healing together. We use evidence-based techniques to improve communication, increase emotional regulation, and build intimacy and trust.
Benefits of Trauma Therapy and Counseling
Trauma therapy and counseling can help individuals, couples, and families in many ways, including:
Reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression
Increasing feelings of safety and control
Developing coping skills and resilience
Improving communication and relationships
Enhancing overall well-being and quality of life
We understand that seeking help for trauma can be difficult and vulnerable, but we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to heal and find their truth. Our therapists are dedicated to providing compassionate, evidence-based care that is tailored to your unique needs and experiences.
Virtual or In Person Sessions
We understand that attending in-person therapy sessions can be challenging, particularly for those who have experienced trauma. That's why we offer all of our trauma therapy services online or in person. We use a secure and HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform for our virtual sessions. Virtual therapy provides a flexible and convenient way to access trauma therapy from the comfort and privacy of your own home or office. We also provide in person therapy as we are sensitive to those who may not have the privacy they need to address their trauma. Our therapists are trained in providing both online therapy and therapy in person. We use evidence-based techniques that are effective in both settings.
Get Started Today
If you are ready to begin your healing journey, we invite you to schedule a session with one of our trauma therapists today. We accept some insurance plans and offer a range of self-pay rates for those without insurance. If you have any questions about our services or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today. We look forward to helping you find your truth and heal from trauma.