Trauma-Focused Therapy

Going through a traumatic experience can be life-altering. Oftentimes, individuals are not afforded the space to fully process the event(s) and the surrounding emotions, leading to a burying of emotion that can have severe negative consequences further down the line. However, trauma-focused therapy can allow the individual to start on a path toward healing through an affirming and nurturing space. 

The Center for Child Trauma Assessment, Services, and Interventions at Northwestern has determined several key factors that are necessary in producing a trauma-informed space for clients. Some of these include allowing the client to learn about all of the ways the trauma has been impacting their lives (sometimes, clients are unaware that certain effects on their lives have come about because they’ve been through trauma), identify triggering situations and feelings and how to manage those when they come up, and practice processing the trauma/integration (this allows the client to retell a traumatic experience in their own words and allows a client to regain control over the narrative of their life story). 

At Madrigal, we know that it’s not easy to talk about a traumatic event. We are committed to following the client’s lead and allowing them to open up when and if they feel comfortable doing so. 

*More information can be found on the Center for Child Trauma Assessment, Services, and Interventions at Northwestern. Click this link to learn more.*

What Is Trauma-Focused Therapy? (n.d.). Center for Child Trauma Assessment, Services, and Interventions, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. https://cctasi.northwestern.ed...