Here at Imperial Healing House, we recognize the profound impact trauma can have on adolescents. Our Trauma-focused Therapy is designed specifically for teenage girls who have endured traumatic experiences. This approach is not just about treating symptoms—it's about understanding the unique emotional and behavioral effects of trauma on each adolescent.
Our goal is to guide our residents through a process of healing and resilience building, providing a supportive environment where they can safely process their experiences and learn effective coping mechanisms to achieve long-term emotional well-being.
Trauma-focused Therapy is a therapeutic approach specifically designed to help adolescents who have experienced traumatic events. It involves understanding and addressing the complex effects of trauma on a young person's mental, emotional, and behavioral health.
The therapy aims to provide a safe and empathetic space for adolescents to process their traumatic experiences, develop coping strategies, and work toward healing. The ultimate goal is to foster resilience and enable these individuals to move beyond their trauma, cultivating a sense of empowerment and emotional well-being.
Trauma-focused Therapy employs a blend of techniques like cognitive-behavioral therapy, exposure therapy, and narrative therapy.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy helps in identifying and altering trauma-related thoughts and behaviors. Exposure therapy gradually and safely exposes adolescents to elements of their trauma to diminish its psychological power. Narrative therapy encourages them to recount and reshape their trauma narrative.
Therapists play a crucial role in guiding and supporting adolescents through this process, providing a safe and empathetic environment for healing.
Key Principles of Trauma-focused Therapy
Trauma-focused Therapy is grounded in several key principles that form the foundation of its approach in treating adolescents. These principles are tailored to address the unique needs and challenges faced by individuals who have experienced trauma. They guide the therapeutic process, ensuring that it is both effective and sensitive to the complexities of traumatic experiences. The principles include:
- Creating a Safe Space: Ensuring a secure, empathetic environment where adolescents can freely express themselves without judgment.
- Empowerment: Focusing on helping adolescents regain control over their emotional and psychological state, fostering a sense of autonomy.
- Processing Traumatic Memories: Guiding adolescents through understanding and contextualizing their traumatic experiences in a healing manner.
- Building Coping Skills: Teaching practical strategies for managing emotional responses and symptoms, essential for long-term resilience and emotional well-being.
- Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, it's been shown to be effective in helping adolescents process and heal from trauma.
Yes, it's suitable for various forms of trauma, including abuse, loss, or witnessing violence.
The duration varies, but it often ranges from a few months to over a year, depending on individual needs.
General Frequently Asked Questions
Imperial House is in Provo, Utah (50 minutes south of the SLC airport). The house is a residential home in a local neighborhood in the eastern part of town.
The length of stay is based on individual treatment needs and funding source.
Start by giving us a call at 385-312-0352 or a text at 385-226-7653. Our team carefully screens each student to make sure we are the best fit for your family.
Imperial House is a private organization dedicated to providing high quality, accessible, and affordable care. We work with a wide variety of insurance companies that help families to afford treatment. We can verify your benefits within 24 hrs and let you know what your policy details look like. Call 385-312-0352 with your policy information to get started.