A Tremendous Power to Heal

CCIH is a group psychotherapy practice that specializes in the treatment of trauma, complex trauma (C-PTSD), and dissociation.

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.

Treatment Philosophy

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.

Our Therapists

All therapists at CCIH specialize in the treatment of trauma and complex trauma . We have different backgrounds and training, but similar treatment approaches that emphasize the importance of the therapeutic relationship, the client’s developmental history, the impact of historical and ongoing oppression, and the ways in which experience is held in and processed through the body.

Both our clinical work and training programs are guided by our four essential concepts, which we believe are necessary to effective trauma-informed treatment.

Integrated Approach

No single model can treat all of human experience and suffering. We believe that the basis of all trauma-informed treatment must involve privileging regulation and working in the present moment, and utilize approaches that are both relational and body-centered.

Working in a body-centered way necessarily requires challenging the racism, misogyny, fatphobia, transphobia, ableism, and other forms of individual and systemic oppression present in society and the field of mental health.

Therapist Experience

Our personal history, identities and present experience come with us into the therapy room and influence the clinical relationship. Being an effective therapist requires us to interrogate our own history of wounding and implicit biases in order to create a present-centered, embodied experience.

Community Formation

Some experiences are too big for one therapist and one client to hold. Community can provide the support, holding and call to accountability that is essential to an ongoing practice.

We provide trauma-informed psychotherapy services for clients, and training and resources for therapists.

Client Services

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.

Professional Services

We’ve been convening a therapist community for over ten years. Learn more about our professional development events and clinical consultation.