Survivors of Physical and Sexual Trauma

Trauma is a life-altering event, or series of events, that is so shocking that it interferes with the brain’s ability to properly process and store memory.

Survivors of Physical and Sexual Trauma

Trauma is a life-altering event, or series of events, that is so shocking that it interferes with the brain’s ability to properly process and store memory.

Every day can feel like a reliving of the past when you struggle with the aftereffects of trauma

Insomnia is a nightly struggle as you watch the minutes and hours tick by, wondering when you’ll get some rest. When you finally fall asleep, vivid nightmares disturb your dreams. You wake up after a restless night, more exhausted than you were before you went to sleep.

You don’t have to live like this. There is help! You can experience a feeling of presence and connectedness in everyday life. You can reduce your sense of dread and live more fully. Your relationships can feel authentic and safe.

You can heal fully from the childhood trauma that is impacting your present, and achieve personal goals and self-fulfillment.

You can heal fully from the childhood trauma that is impacting your present, and achieve personal goals and self-fulfillment.

The nightmares can end, and you can sleep restfully. You will be showing up fully and authentically every day, without feeling like you’re watching someone else’s life unfold.

We are here to guide you on this journey

Our expertise and training in the treatment of PTSD and CPTSD can move you in the direction of the life you want to live. We have helped many other trauma survivors step confidently into a life of connection, love, improved relationships, and fulfilling work.

The most important tool in a trauma therapist’s toolbox is authentic, warm, and safe connection. The primary goal of the first few sessions is to create a space that feels welcoming, non-judgmental, and comfortable. Once we’ve established a strong therapeutic relationship, we move into trauma treatment. We use the two most rigorously tested and empirically supported approaches to trauma treatment – eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

In addition to traditional weekly, 50-minute therapy sessions, we also offer intensive trauma therapy sessions. These sessions can range in length from two to four hours. This kind of intensive work allows the processing of trauma and mental health symptoms to progress even more quickly. This approach takes much out of the client and the therapist, so we only recommend you to engage in an intensive once a month at most. We charge slightly more per hour for this service, because of the preparation and energy that it requires.

Carolyn Solo

I offer EMDR in 50-minute weekly sessions. I also offer EMDR intensives – 2 to 4 hours of EMDR processing. This kind of intensive work allows the processing of trauma and mental health symptoms to progress even more quickly.

Individual Psychotherapy

$150

per
hour

EMDRIntensives:

$170

per hour
2-4 hours

Carolyn Solo

I offer EMDR in 50-minute weekly sessions. I also offer EMDR intensives – 2 to 4 hours of EMDR processing. This kind of intensive work allows the processing of trauma and mental health symptoms to progress even more quickly.

Individual Psychotherapy

EMDR
Intensives:

$175

per hour

$200

per hour
2-4 hours

Individual Psychotherapy

EMDRIntensives:

$150

per hour

$170

per hour
2-4 hours

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! We have worked with many people who have experienced traumas of all different types. Many of them have concluded therapy feeling like they are finally living a life that is not limited by the ghosts of their past. Many of our clients have worked with other therapists for years without progress, but the switch to trauma focused treatment made all the difference in helping them finally move forward.

We work diligently with every client to be sure that they feel stabilized and prepared to begin trauma processing. The trauma therapy journey is completely individualized to each client. Everyone’s history is different, and so we must proceed at a different pace for each client. We will constantly evaluate our work together to be sure that you have the support you need to maintain your responsibilities and relationships outside of therapy.

Trauma is defined by the individual. There is no set list of experiences that qualify universally as trauma. If you have a past experience that still causes you pain or shame in the present, it is worth investigating in trauma-informed therapeutic treatment.

There is no one-size-fits-all treatment. Some clients need extensive stabilization before we begin processing specific traumas. Some clients may be ready to begin trauma treatment after only a handful of initial sessions. When we meet for the first time, we will take a full history and assess your needs specifically. At that time, we will discuss an overall plan and structure for your treatment, and we will be more able to give you an idea of the length of treatment.

Our sessions are $175/hour for individual sessions, and $200/hour for intensive sessions. We are an out of network provider for insurance companies. This means that we do not take insurance, but we can provide you with the documentation you need to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. We are happy to explain this process to you and help you navigate it.

We have a detailed explanation of what Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is and how it can help relieve the effects of trauma here. We have received advanced training in EMDR and we are  certified EMDR therapists certified by the EMDR International Association (EMDR). 

We have a detailed explanation of what Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is and how it can help relieve the effects of trauma here. We are certified in CBT through the Beck Institute, founded by Dr. Aaron Beck, the creator of CBT.

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