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Healing Trauma

Here at The Holding Space, we specialize in trauma therapy designed to be a beacon of hope and healing for individuals navigating the complex aftermath of traumatic experiences. Our trauma therapy approach is grounded in empathy, evidence-based practices, and a commitment to fostering long lasting change. 
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Understanding Trauma


Trauma, in its myriad forms, can leave indelible imprints on the psyche, altering the course of one's life. It encompasses a range of experiences, from singular distressing events to prolonged exposure to adversity, causing profound emotional, psychological, and physiological effects.


Trauma disrupts the intricate balance of the mind-body connection. It can manifest in symptoms such as anxiety, depression, hypervigilance, and disturbances in relationships. Our trauma therapy approach recognizes the holistic nature of trauma, addressing its impact on both mental and physical well-being.

Our Trauma Therapy Philosophy


1. Client-Centered Approach

At the core of our trauma therapy philosophy is a deep commitment to client-centered care. We recognize that each individual's journey is unique, and healing unfolds at its own pace. Our therapists create a safe and supportive space where clients are empowered to guide the direction of their therapy, fostering a sense of agency and ownership in the healing process.

2. Cultivating Empathy and Compassion

Empathy is the cornerstone of effective trauma therapy. Our therapists are dedicated to understanding the unique narrative of each client, approaching their experiences with compassion and sensitivity. By establishing a genuine connection, we create a therapeutic alliance that serves as a foundation for trust and collaboration.

3. Evidence-Based Practices

Our trauma therapy integrates evidence-based practices that have demonstrated efficacy in the field. Drawing from modalities such as Brainspotting and EMDR, we tailor our approach to address the specific needs and preferences of each individual.

4. Holistic Healing

Trauma affects individuals on multiple levels – emotionally, cognitively, physically, spiritually, and socially. Our trauma therapy embraces a holistic perspective, recognizing the interconnectedness of these dimensions. By addressing the whole person, we aim to promote comprehensive healing that extends beyond symptom management to foster overall well-being.

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The Trauma Therapy Process


1. Initial Assessment and Collaborative Goal Setting:

Our therapeutic journey begins with a thorough initial assessment. During this process, our therapists work collaboratively with clients to understand their unique history, challenges, and goals. This collaborative approach ensures that therapy is tailored to the individual's needs, fostering a sense of partnership in the healing process.

2. Psychoeducation and Normalizing Experiences:

Education is a powerful tool in trauma therapy. Our therapists provide psychoeducation to help clients understand the neurobiological and psychological impact of trauma. By normalizing common reactions to trauma, individuals gain a sense of validation, reducing shame and self-blame.

3. Building Coping Skills:

Trauma can often overwhelm an individual's coping mechanisms. Our trauma therapy focuses on building and strengthening coping skills that are adaptive and sustainable. This includes developing emotional regulation techniques, mindfulness practices, and effective communication strategies.

4. Exploration of Trauma Narratives:

The therapeutic process involves exploring and processing trauma narratives in a safe and supportive environment. Our therapists utilize various approaches, including talk therapy, narrative therapy, and creative modalities, to help individuals make sense of their experiences, reframe negative beliefs, and integrate fragmented aspects of their identity.

The Therapeutic Relationship

Safe and Supportive Environment:

Creating a safe and supportive therapeutic environment is paramount in trauma therapy. Our therapists prioritize the establishment of trust, confidentiality, and a non-judgmental space where clients can explore their vulnerabilities and strengths.

Cultural Sensitivity and Inclusivity:

We recognize the intersectionality of trauma and its impact on diverse populations. Our therapists undergo continuous training to ensure cultural competence and inclusivity, creating a space that honors and respects each client's unique background and experiences.

Trauma-Informed Care:

Our trauma therapy is grounded in trauma-informed principles. This means understanding the prevalence and impact of trauma, recognizing trauma's potential to influence an individual's response to therapy, and adapting our approach to prioritize safety and empowerment.

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Start your therapeutic journey at The Holding Space today!

Trauma recovery is a journey marked by milestones, both large and small. Our therapists regularly monitor progress, adapting therapeutic interventions as needed. Celebrating achievements, no matter how incremental, becomes a crucial aspect of the therapeutic process, reinforcing resilience and fostering a sense of accomplishment.

Embarking on the path of trauma therapy requires courage, and at our therapeutic haven, we honor and support each individual's unique journey. Our trauma therapy services are a testament to the transformative power of healing, where empathy, evidence-based practices, and a commitment to holistic well-being converge to illuminate the path toward resilience and recovery.

If you are seeking a compassionate and skilled partner in your healing journey, we invite you to explore the possibilities of transformative trauma therapy with us. Together, we navigate the depths of experience, unveiling the strength and resilience that lie within.

Other Therapy Services Offered at the Holding Space in Los Angeles, CA

Our licensed and professional therapists have extensive experience in helping clients with a variety of life transitions. We provide other forms of therapy to help people effectively manage their specific problems. Our other therapy services include Depression treatment, LGBTQ+ Affirmative therapyTherapy for Addiction, Couples Therapy, Art Therapy, and Brainspotting. Contact us today to learn more about our Los Angeles-based practice.

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