Our trauma-focused counseling is different than long-term therapy. At WOAR, it describes a time-limited approach that primarily addresses sexual trauma – its emotional, behavioral, and relationship effects; as well as reducing their impact… it’s about moving on from the trauma. We use different methods: talking about thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; practicing how to manage strong emotions; working through memories; learning how our brains and bodies respond to (and heal from) trauma, and more. This type of trauma therapy often features activities that exercise different ways of sensing and expressing – journaling, art, music, movement, yoga, and more.
If you, or someone you care about, is struggling with problems related to sexual violence, professional help is available, either through WOAR or other providers.
WOAR provides masters-level trained therapists who hold a degree in psychology, counseling or social work and are also trained as Sexual Assault Counselors. These masters-level trained Sexual Assault Counselors utilize evidence-based trauma therapy and promising practices for survivors in need of trauma processing therapy.
Evidence-based trauma therapy utilized at WOAR includes Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE). As well as, diverse therapeutic modalities such as cognitive-behavioral interventions, mindful strategies, psychodynamic case conceptualization, narrative therapy, and expressive therapies including Trauma-Informed Yoga, Sand Tray and Trauma Art Narrative Therapy (TANT) which allow for an individualized treatment experience.
Trauma Therapy sessions usually occur either weekly or bi-weekly. Evening appointments are based on staff availability and can be made by arrangement.
Once trauma therapy begins, the scheduling of ongoing sessions is the responsibility of the client and the trauma therapist.