What trauma is

  • A harmful event or circumstances that have lasting adverse effects on a person’s social, emotional, physical, or spiritual well-being

What we treat

  • Issues of trauma, abuse (sexual, emotional, verbal, and physical), and neglect
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder, acute stress disorder and adjustment disorder

Our program philosophy

  • Comprehensive and strengths-based
  • Includes (up to) three individual sessions a week, approximately four psychoeducational groups each day, weekly meetings with the staff psychiatrist, psychologist, dietitian, family therapist, and clinical director  
  • Incorporates elements of spirituality, nutrition, art, movement/exercise, and psychotherapy 
  • Incorporates pharmacology, when appropriate

Goals for therapy

  • Learn and implement adaptive grounding skills
  • Identify patterns of trauma reactions (based on the work of Patrick Carnes)
  • Recognize safe and unsafe situations/people
  • Set appropriate inter- and intra-personal boundaries
  • Reduce trauma-related shame   
  • Understand common co-occurring diagnoses (or risks/symptoms thereof), such as depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder 

Clinical modalities

Recommended reading

  • The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitative Relationships by Patrick Carnes 
  • Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman, M.D.

If you need help recovering from traumatic experiences, call 205-678-4373 or e-mail us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



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