Our approach to trauma:
Research has shown that trauma is a brain injury; it is not a personal failing.
We believe in taking a non-pathologizing approach in the treatment of trauma. The goal of trauma treatment is to heal the injury.
This group will provide specific education about the impact of trauma and will allow group members to reflect on and process their unique experiences. We want to build appreciation for the creative ways we've survived, while increasing empathy for ourselves and others.
The next twelve-week group will begin on October 2, 2023. The group will take place on Mondays at 6:45pm at Takoma Therapy - 6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite 610. Takoma Park, MD, 20912. We strongly encourage you to attend every group session to maintain group cohesion and to get the most out of your group experience.
This is a private pay group. The fee per session is $85.
Who we are:
Chelsea Turner, MPP, LMSW and Jessica Jenkins, LMSW are both therapists at Takoma Therapy. We work with individuals who have experienced childhood trauma and take a similar psychodynamic and relational approach. We believe you are not your trauma. We are looking forward to working with you.
Quotes from former group members:
~ The group was an important step on my journey to healing. It was a place to be seen, known, and safe.
~ If you are looking to bring your healing to the next level, a group of like-minded women with inspiring stories, and a close-knit community to support your journey- this is the place. I had many personal revelations during my participation in the group that helped me grow and the best part was I felt less alone in the struggle. Great facilitators and a welcoming/safe place.
~ There’s a comfort in learning to understand yourself better through group therapy. Going through it with others adds a level of acceptance and compassion that feels extra impactful.
~ It was very beneficial to learn with and from the other group members and see other examples of healing journeys. I really appreciated the lessons that Jessica and Chelsea prepared for each session, which helped structure our conversations and provide meaningful foundations for further exploration.
Takoma Therapy LLC is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of our clients. We do not share, sell, or otherwise disclose information about our clients to any other party except as requested by the client in writing. The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist however, and none of your information will be distributed to individuals or agencies outside of Takoma Therapy LLC with the exception of the following situations:
> Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which we are required by law to report to the appropriate authorities immediately.
> If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, we must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
> If a client intends to harm himself or herself, we will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, we are required by law to take further measures without their permission in order to ensure their safety.
> Therapists are required by law to report incidences of sexual misconduct on the part of other therapists.
> We abide by HIPAA practice standards.