Introducing The Center For Trauma Therapy
CTT uses methods that are based on over 100 years of the study of trauma. Research shows that trauma-related problems do not respond well or efficiently to “talk” therapy. The International Academy of Trauma Professionals has found that the best results are achieved from a combination of: (1) a strong relationship with at least one person whose skills and knowledge about trauma can be relied upon without reservation; (2) the ability to calm the nervous system even when symptoms are most active; and (3) resolving traumatic memories and experiences without reliving them.
Anxiety and trauma are shape-shifters. The nature and extent of symptoms change, depending on the presence of stressors and supportive factors. Therefore, intervention at CTT occurs in stages: evaluation, stabilization, trauma resolution, and aftercare. Assessments are used to identify not only problem areas, but each client’s unique strengths and skills. Individual plans are created and modified as symptoms improve.
Unresolved trauma can cause a broad spectrum of problems, including debilitating fears, anxiety, and panic, loss of identity, recurrent and mystifying physical ailments, an inability to establish and maintain trusting and supportive relationships, and self destructive behaviors. Intensive out-patient (IOP) therapy is one of the most effective means of resolving trauma. Clients work individually with Dr. Norton, a nationally recognized trauma therapist, for three to five days, during which time they collaborate to select the best methods to bring to completion fragmented memories and etched experiences that underlie persistent, complex symptoms. This approach allows clients to fully understand and achieve mastery over confusing and frightening events. The past is finally in the past. This method is highly collaborative and supportive. It allows clients to explore their experiences at their own pace, and with the help and guidance of a trained trauma professional.
Follow-up care is essential to trauma therapy. Clients design with the treatment team a plan that best fits their changing needs. They continue to work with Dr. Norton as their circumstances dictate. The end result is increasing self sufficiency with the knowledge that support is always available.