Trauma Therapy

Trauma Therapy

A traumatic event, whether it happened yesterday or years ago, may leave you feeling helpless, hopeless, and emotionally out of control. We are here to help you make healing changes and move on with your life. Charlotte Behavioral’s trauma experts are proud to offer several different evidence-based programs for overcoming trauma and start living your best life.

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) is considered the “A” level treatment for trauma, recommended by the World Health Organization for children, adolescents, and adults. While many therapies work on minimizing symptoms, EMDR targets the cause: trauma-based memories that are “frozen” or unprocessed in the brain’s memory network.

It enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. EMDR therapy involves attention to three time periods; the past, present, and future. Focus is given to past disturbing memories and related events. Also, it is given to current situations that cause distress, and to developing the skills and attitudes needed for positive future actions. For more information on EMDR, click here.

Seeking Safety

Seeking Safety is the most popular evidence-based program designed to help people attain safety from all types of trauma and/or addiction. Rather than asking you to delve into painful stories of trauma, this program is a present-focused program that focuses on what you can do right now to create a better life for yourself. A focal point is teaching you how to become more safe in relationships, thinking, and actions. It is relative to all types of trauma and is extremely safe. Treatment focuses on your personal strengths and helps you to increase those strengths. For more information on Seeking Safety, please click here.

Please note: CBHC is committed to making treatment as affordable as possible. Most Medicaid and Medicare HMOs are accepted, as well as private insurance (when applicable). For individuals without insurance coverage, a sliding fee scale is utilized for services, based on family size and income.