Counseling Services for Trauma Recovery

A traumatic experience can look different for everyone, and it’s not always obvious. We’re here to help you understand how trauma can impact you and how to begin the healing process.

Major events such as warfare, abuse, and life-or-death situations can be traumatic. However, trauma can also include being bullied, the end of a relationship, discrimination or harassment, public humiliation, or any number of other situations. Read about trauma therapy methods.

Working through traumatic experiences can help you to establish your sense of safety and trust in yourself and your world again.

You may experience the physical reminders of your trauma without fully understanding what you experience or what triggered it. Disturbed sleep, nightmares, irritability, loss of hope, flashbacks, panic, disconnection from reality and your surroundings, feelings of shame and guilt, and difficulty connecting with others might be a part of your experience.

Healing is possible with the right support.

A strength-based approach allows us to gently explore, process, and work toward trauma recovery:

  • Exploring challenging or painful experiences so you can move forward with a sense of hopefulness.
  • Gaining deeper insight into the triggers for your trauma and what has helped you cope thus far.
  • Developing a positive self-concept to contribute to resiliency.
  • Protecting your independence, resilience, and ability to make choices for your overall wellbeing.
  • Learning to develop realistic habits that will help you take care of yourself physically, socially, and emotionally.
  • Allowing space to explore what you are feeling while working toward healing.
What to expect from counseling for Trauma Recovery

We create a unique counseling process that is tailored to each person’s strengths and experiences.

Counseling is meant to be a time of self-exploration and growth. Your clinician will tailor treatment to your specific needs based on your goals and what you would like to achieve. Counseling has the potential to be short-term or long-term based on your individual needs.

Sustained progress can be made in as few as 8 weekly sessions, but most people find that they need treatment for a minimum of several months. We encourage you to attend weekly sessions, as this allows you to establish a close working relationship with your clinician and to make progress more quickly. Our hope is for you to reach your goals sooner rather than later so that you can live the life you desire.

Both before and during your first session, you will be asked to provide information about yourself and your reasons for seeking counseling. During the first session, your clinician will briefly review Restorative Counseling’s policies so that you are aware of your rights as a client and can ask any questions you may have. The primary focus of the intake process is to discuss your personal, social, family, and educational history to help give your clinician an overall picture of who you are. Goals for treatment will be discussed and your clinician will provide insight into how they conduct counseling sessions.

In addition to learning about you, the Intake process is a time for you to learn about your clinician. It is important that you feel they are the right fit for your style and needs. We encourage you to ask questions so you can be clear on what to expect from your clinician.

The intake session(s) typically lasts 55-60 minutes.

Working with you, your clinician will help you explore the sources of your difficulties and develop helpful strategies to address your concerns. Your clinician will provide a space for you to identify your strengths and difficulties. You will be empowered to decide what works best for you and what changes you are ready to make.

Ongoing sessions are 45-53 minutes, depending on your insurance plan.

As you move through the counseling process, you and your clinician will discuss your progress. Once it has been decided that you have achieved your goals, you and your clinician will discuss terminating services. These final few sessions will focus on reviewing the progress you have made and how you can continue to maintain these changes moving forward.

Recovering from trauma takes time, patience, and vulnerability.

Meet our clinicians who offer Trauma recovery counseling services:

Katie Jackson-Griffin, LCPC

I am passionate about guiding you to love yourself and build up your resilience to take on all of life’s challenges.

Jordan Meehan, LCSW

I provide a safe environment where you can develop insight into your experiences, behaviors, and relationships, as well as build healthy coping habits, self-care skills, and positive self-regard.

Let’s begin the journey toward creating a sense of fulfillment in your life

Working alongside you, we will help you develop skills to retrain your mind and body to cope in a healthy way with reminders of your trauma. We recognize that each person’s journey is unique, so we will create a plan and pace that works for you.