Trauma Assessment and Recovery

Trauma is an unfortunately common experience for many of us.

The Centers for Disease Control have identified nine Adverse Childhood Experiences that can impact adult functioning. These are cumulative; the more ACE experienced, the more likely it is that the individual will encounter adult medical and mental health symptomology.

There are other adult traumas that can disrupt functioning and cause troublesome symptoms affecting our mood, relationships, senses of self, memory, physical health, sleep and other aspects of living. All recovery begins with disclosure in a safe and confidential setting to another person who will bear witness and work with you to heal.

Presbyterian Psychological Services has a team of clinicians who are experienced in assisting and working clinically with individuals challenged by a variety of past or current traumas including:

Adverse Childhood Experiences

  • Abuse:emotional, physical, sexual
  • Neglect: emotional, physical
  • Parental alcoholism or other substance abuse
  • Parental divorce
  • Parental incarceration
  • Parental mental illness
  • Witnessing mother being treated violently

Bullying – early or current physical or emotional
Domestic violence – current physical or emotional
Early serious losses
Sexual Assault or harassment
Trauma from a loved one’s or patients’ suicide
Vicarious traumatization of clinicians or first responders witnessing or bearing witness to violence, abuse, neglect, death or injuries


  • Assessment and diagnosis of trauma-related symptoms
  • Assessment of resilience
  • EMDR
  • Forensic Assessment of Trauma Survivors in ‚Ä®civil cases
  • Mindfulness training
  • Psycho-education for partners and family members of trauma survivors
  • Psychiatric assessment of trauma and medication management
  • Psychotherapy with trauma experts
  • Somatic experiencing therapy

Please see our News and Events page for programs we offer, including:

“Addictions/Substance Abuse”

“Anxiety & Depression”

“Coping with Chronic Pain & Illness”

“Betrayal Trauma: Sexual & Physical Abuse, Rape, Domestic Violence”

“LGBT Community Wellness”