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Therapy Works

Restoration One Ninety-Nine (R:1:99) is a grassroots community organization dedicated to improving the mental health, educational attainment, and human welfare of trauma survivors, as well as providing growth opportunities for survivors of complex trauma and their families in the greater Washington, DC area.


​We specialize in helping survivors of complex trauma, whether sexual, military, domestic violence, or bullying. Because we know that trauma lodges itself somewhere in the body, R1:99 offers expressive therapies such as art, music, drama, and movement in addition to psychotherapy.


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.

Our program goals:


1.     Provide treatment by highly-skilled, licensed clinicians in cutting-edge trauma-informed therapies.

2.     Offer Economic Empowerment that teaches transferable skills and provides work experience, as well as therapy.

3.     Advocate though community-based seminars and workshops that help attendees who interface with survivors to become trauma-informed


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).


Follow the links below to learn more about each approach:



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.

Approaches include:



To schedule a consultation please click this link to send an email. 

We Have DC & MD Therapists

Currently, we offer virtual individual telehealth sessions in DC & MD. Since therapists can only see clients in the state in which they are licensed, where you live determines who your therapist will be.

Payment for Services

  • $185 for a 60-minute individual session.

  • $225 for a 60-minute session for 2 people.

  • $150 for a 60-minute session with our Clinical Intern.

  • If you would like to bring another person to your session, an additional charge of $10/person will be assessed. 

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 AmeriHealth Insurance, which is a type of DC Medicaid insurance. If you have another type of insurance, we will provide you with a receipt for you to process with that insurance company.

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. 

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