Our therapists are trained in many treatment models and utilize different types of treatments depending upon your needs. Our therapists will help you reduce your symptoms and move toward long-term success. We follow traditional and modern approaches to assist your to find healing from your trauma. To do so, we conduct an initial assessment to get a better idea of how to help you. After the assessment is completed, the therapist determines whether you should participate in individual, group, or experiential therapy. And in some cases, the recommendation is to do more than one of these forms of therapy at the same time.
To schedule an Assessment please click this link to send an email. Candace will then conduct a brief screening to determine who should conduct your assessment.
Candace Wheeler, MA, LGPC, NCC, Executive Director & therapist
• Individual therapy is 50 minutes
• R1:99 uses the tri-phasic model for trauma recovery:
• Phase One - Safety and Stabilization
• Phase Two - Processing Trauma Memories
• Phase Three – Reintegration into Society.
Perhaps you are forgoing therapy because you have felt victimized by telling your story in the past and are afraid of being triggered again. We want you to know that we will never ask you to give a full narrative of your story. It is up to you to determine what you want to tell us and when. Because trauma is held in the body, expressive therapies are often needed in addition to psychotherapy.
During Phase One, we focus on helping you develop positive coping skills. These are usually done by combining Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT) with the expressive arts. We refer to this modality as DBT-informed expressive therapy. One does not have to enjoy making art for this modality to be effective because it’s all about the process. Most survivors find that by creating a visual it helps them retain their coping skills because just talking about them is usually not enough. Phase One is broken down into six modules:
• Distress Tolerance
• Acknowledging & Regulating Your Emotions
• Connecting Mind & Body
• Mindfulness & Relationships
• Being & Functioning in the World
Phase Two is about processing trauma memories. Many survivors, if not most, never reach this phase. If they can learn to regulate their emotions, then they feel that they can manage their lives. If you suffer from nightmares, flashbacks, and other symptoms of PTS, then Phase Two is recommended.
Phase Three is all about discovering who you are now that a significant amount of healing has taken place.
R1:99 offers psychotherapy groups throughout the year for survivors of sexual trauma. Groups are closed, have 90 minute sessions, and usually run for 8-12 weeks. To achieve full benefit, you will need to prepare homework assignments and participate in group discussions. This format offers you an opportunity to understand the cause of your pain, to learn to grieve and take responsibility for your healing, emotions, and behavior.
Click here for a listing of psychotherapy groups being offered
Healing Conversations for Friends and Family of Survivors of Trauma
Honoring Our Voices
Shelter From the Storm Click here for VA group and here for DC group
Coping With Stress in the Workplace
We now understand that trauma not only lodges itself in the brain but also the body. We have also learned that you "hold" your beliefs about yourself in your body. Expressive Therapy gives the you an outlet that allows you to benefit from music, writing, movement, drama and artistic expressions.
R1:99 offers expressive therapy in individual and group formats.
Click here for a listing of expressive groups being offered.
Send an email to info@ R199.org to inquire about individual expressive therapies.
Links to Expressive Groups
Our Funding Model
Our highest priority is ensuring that every survivor of sexual trauma has access to the therapy and other social supports they need to heal. In order to remain financially sustainable so that we can continue to meet our mission, we do four things.
Payment for Services