A Tremendous Power to Heal
The goal of trauma-informed treatment is not simply the avoidance of invasive symptoms or being able to talk about a traumatic event in a particular kind of way, but being able to live a life in the present with creativity, vitality, inner peace and connection.
Mission and Treatment Philosophy
Traumatic experiences leave a legacy in our bodies and minds. They have pervasive effects on one’s nervous system, relationships, and sense of self in the world. They disrupt our capacity to experience a sense of safety, integrity and of connection. At CCIH we believe that by co-creating the right treatment and support, each person has a tremendous capacity to heal.
Our Trauma-Informed Approach
We practice a trauma-informed approach to our work and our understanding of ourselves, our clients and human suffering. We maintain that practice with integrity and are guided by our four essential concepts: an integrated approach, an anti-oppression stance, awareness of the therapist’s experience, and practice in community.
We believe that our work here can not only help individuals find healing and peace from traumatic experiences, but that we can also contribute to a better world by taking action. Our country and world have a long history of collective dissociation around the devastating effects of trauma. So does our field of mental health. Being a trauma-informed therapist requires challenging our own field, our health care system, and our society at their very foundations.
We provide trauma-informed psychotherapy services for clients, and training and resources for therapists.
Individuals who come to us for a trauma-informed treatment don’t have a problem with their past —their problem is their experience in the present.
We’ve been convening a therapist community for over six years. Learn more about our professional development events and clinical consultation