Trauma Recovery

Trauma Recovery

 

Traumatic events can include things from a person’s childhood such as abuse or an event from adulthood such as a violent encounter, a medical experience such as traumatic birth, or military combat.

What Does Trauma Treatment Look Like?

Having a safe and unbiased environment to be able to emotionally process the trauma is critical. Our trauma specialists make sure that a person feels safe, comfortable and in control before we even touch on traumatic experiences. There are a number of different ways to emotionally process traumatic events including cognitive and emotional reprocessing and EMDR.

Understanding EMDR

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a structured treatment method that employs specific physical movements to reprocess traumatic or frightening events. Sometimes the re-telling of a painful story can be re-traumatizing if it is not done in an environment where you know you are safe and in control. When you re-tell a story using EMDR it will often feel very different because you are in the “driver’s seat,” and can stop or slow down at any time. EMDR reworks how trauma memories are stored in the brain so that the event can finally be processed successfully and in a new way.

EMDR seems to have a direct effect on the way that your brain processes information.

When you are highly distressed, your brain cannon process information and create memories as it typically would. Instead, when you experience something that is highly distressing or feels traumatic to you, the memory of this even can become “frozen in time” and when remembering the event, you can feel just as bad as when you went through it the first time.

During a successful EMDR session, your brain is able to resume normal information processing. After reprocessing the painful memory you still remember what happened, but it is less upsetting to think about.

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Courtney Klein

Dr. Klein specializes in working collaboratively with people who are seeking to improve their relationships and their lives.

Chelsea Campbell

Working with Dr. Chelsea Towler Campbell in therapy or assessment will help you to identify and build on your strengths.

Erin Jacklin

Dr. Erin Jacklin is the owner and clinical director of The Catalyst Center. She hand-picked each therapist at the center.

Joey Tadie

Dr. Joey Tadie is a talented psychologist with a gift for connecting with people and helping them to transform their lives.

Lies van Bekkum

Dr. Lies van Bekkum provides her clients with a wonderful balance of warmth and straightforwardness as a therapist at The Catalyst Center.

Karmen Thulin

If you are ready to make a change and give yourself the gift of healing, Karmen may be a great fit for you. She is easy to connect with, deeply compassionate, and has the training and knowledge needed to help you reach your goals.

Katie Godfrey

Dr. Godfrey excels at building meaningful connections with her clients as they work together in a warm, non-judgmental environment.

Kendra Doukas

Kendra Doukas is passionate about her work helping individuals, couples, and families to heal and rebuild after major losses and traumatic events.

Mary Miller

Mary is known for creating a space where you feel so safe and comfortable that you are able to work through things that you didn’t know you were capable of getting through. 

Sarah Long

Sarah sees her role as walking alongside her clients on the journey towards greater health, meeting you where you are now and helping you take the next step in your journey when you are ready.

Erin Staniszeski

Erin is able to sit with your story, no matter what you have been through. Having worked with many survivors of trauma, Erin carries an unshakable confidence in your ability to break through and thrive.

Some of Our Individual Therapy Specialty Areas

Pregnancy and Postpartum

Trauma Recovery

LGBTQ Affirming Therapy

College Students

Personal Growth and Healing

Anxiety, Worry and Panic

Depression, Bipolar, and Mood Disorders

Men’s Issues

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