Our therapists are trained in a variety of treatment modalities and will design your treatment plan according to your individual needs. Our therapists are skilled in helping you reduce your symptoms and moving you toward long-term success. We follow both traditional and innovative holistic approaches that will help you thrive.
Therapeutic Treatment Approaches
Bottom-up or top-down approaches? Which is best, or does it matter when it comes to complex trauma?
1. Bottom-up approaches work through the body to change the brain, especially the lower subcortical areas of the brain outside of conscious awareness and control. For instance, bottom-up techniques can be utilized to de-activate the amygdala (fear center) or to strengthen and regulate the insula (site of interoception).
dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) certified in DC
sensory-motor psychotherapy (SP)
EMDR Level II
expressive therapies such as art, movement, music, and drama
2. Top-down approaches engage the mind to change the brain. In other words, the brain, especially the higher cortical areas, can be altered with positive thoughts.
cognitive behavior therapy that is trauma-focused (talk therapy)
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Payment for Services
$170 for a 60-minute individual session
For private paying clinical services, we accept payment through CashApp. This is a free app you can download on your phone and there are no service fees. Fees need to be paid before your session.
Additionally, we accept payments through AmericHealth Insurance, which is a type of Medicaid insurance.
In order to remain financially sustainable so that we can continue to meet our mission, we do three things:
We offer a sliding scale fee-for-services for those who qualify by filling out a scholarship form and submitting financial documents. Limited slots are available.
We receive support from generous individuals in our communities, corporations, churches, and foundations for therapy.
When you pay the full fee, a portion of your payment goes to provide scholarships and other services (clothing, food, transportation, lodging, etc.) for survivors of complex trauma who cannot afford them.
Every one of these approaches is essential and enables us to offer care to as many individuals as possible.
We Have DC, MD, VA Therapists
Currently, we offer virtual individual telehealth sessions in DC, MD, and VA. Since therapists can only see clients in the state in which they are licensed, where you live determines who your therapist will be.