(510) 808-6455   |   478 Santa Clara Ave., Ste. 200, Oakland, CA 94610

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INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY AT THE CENTER

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Individual treatment at the Center is trauma-sensitive and trauma-specific/focused designed to treat trauma-related symptoms, trauma-related disorders, and specific disorders of traumatic stress.  

 

We ‘re sensitive to the various ways trauma can impact one’s life, and the overt and covert ways trauma symptoms show up for people. Our treatment model is designed to build and foster empathy, tolerance, and sensitivity in our clients to empower them toward creating a feeling of safety and meaning in their lives.

 

Treatment methods are trauma-specific/focused empirically-supported treatments, meaning they are evidence-based and best practice treatments that have been shown to facilitate recovery from trauma. Trauma-specific/focused treatments directly target the reduction of traumatic stress to facilitate recovery.  

The treatment model primarily involves cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based strategies to reduce overly negative ways of relating to the world, overwhelming emotions, and sensitivity to trauma triggers; and increase skills aimed at significantly improving the quality of one’s life.

We work with you to develop a treatment program that suits your preferences and needs given where you're at in your recovery. Get in touch to discuss treatment options. 

STAGE ONE TRAUMA RECOVERY TREATMENTS

Trauma-Sensitive Therapy

We provide individual therapy for those in the early Stages of Trauma Recovery, and work with clients toward Stage Two treatment. These therapies can be used before processing trauma or in addition to Stage Two treatments to further support trauma processing. They are focused on overcoming dysregulation; to establish emotional and practical safety by recognizing common symptoms and understanding the meaning of overwhelming body sensations, intrusive memories, and negative beliefs. The goal is to create a safe and sable life in the “here-and-now.”

STAGE TWO TRAUMA RECOVERY TREATMENTS

Trauma-Specific Therapy

​We provide empirically-supported treatments that are "strongly recommended" for treating trauma and PTSD in adults by both the American Psychological Association and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. The recommendation Guidelines are based on extensive reviews of clinical research and have shown to be effective with a variety trauma survivors. The goal of these treatments are to overcome the fear, beliefs, and emotions associated with trauma so that trauma triggers no longer become re-traumatizing.