How We Provide Trauma Informed Care

Traumatic events can have a long-lasting impact on a person’s mental and physical health. The effects can range from mild to severe, depending on the individual’s reaction to trauma.

Traumas are often difficult for people to talk about, especially regarding the most intimate parts of their lives. It’s why they need support from others who have experienced similar traumas. For many of us, recovering from trauma is a difficult road, but fortunately, there are many ways to help with your recovery.   We want to reassure you that we provide trauma-informed care.  Trauma is difficult to address and we are trained in the best methods to help you!

What is Trauma-Informed Care? 

Trauma-informed care involves understanding how trauma affects relationships with others as well as self-care. For example, trauma can lead people to feel isolated or disconnected from others, leading them to feel more isolated or disconnected from themselves.

It is important to understand what the individual has gone through as part of the healing process. For example, knowing how they were affected by their experience, how they are feeling now, and what they might be going through. Trauma-informed care is a way of doing this, and we follow these 6 principles of trauma-informed care.

6 Principles Of Trauma-Informed Care

Peer support 

Peer support is a crucial part of trauma-informed care. It helps people build resilience by providing them with a safe space where they can share experiences, support one another, and learn new ways of coping. Peer support can take many forms, including online or in-person groups and one-on-one conversations.

Trustworthiness and Transparency 

The importance of trustworthiness and transparency in trauma-informed care is often overlooked. Trustworthiness is vital because it allows individuals to feel safe enough to share their experiences with you. Transparency helps build trust by being open about your intentions, sharing information, and listening to what people say.  We’ll be transparent and trustworthy!


The importance of safety in trauma-informed care is demonstrated because it has been a part of the framework since its inception. The framework is not just about providing support to those who have experienced trauma. It also includes ensuring that their needs are met and that their rights are respected.  We’ll provide a safe space for you!

Collaboration and Mutuality 

There are many reasons why collaboration and mutuality are essential to trauma-informed care. It is vital for people who have experienced trauma to share their experiences with others and those who have not been traumatized to understand what they might be going through if they experience it themselves. Mutuality also allows for building trust between individuals and groups, which helps facilitate healing.  We’ll guide you into sharing what is helpful.

Empowerment, Voice, and Choice 

The concept of empowerment, voice, and choice is essential to trauma-informed care. When individuals feel empowered and can make decisions for themselves, they are more likely to be engaged in their care. In addition, empowering people with the skills and knowledge they need to make choices about their care can help them feel confident in managing the experience.  Treatment with us will engage and empower you!

Cultural, Historical, and Gender Issues. 

There are several different perspectives regarding cultural, historical, and gender issues. These perspectives can be used as an opportunity for self-care or to understand the world around us.

Cultural and historical issues can be seen as opportunities for self-care because they allow us to reflect on our own culture and history. They also let us see how we have been affected by these things in our daily lives in ways that we may not have been conscious of before.   We embrace the differences in people and look forward to learning about you!

4 R’s Approach To Trauma Support 


The realization of trauma has been growing in recent years as more people understand its impact on them. This realization can help with trauma-informed support because it explains what is happening in their lives. This awareness of trauma and how it can affect people is great for helping with care.  It is likely that we have experience in addressing issues just like yours.  Trauma care is an important part of our practice.


In order to provide trauma-informed care, medical professionals must be aware of the signs of trauma. They can then recognize these signs and ensure that they provide the best care possible. It is also crucial to identify when a patient has experienced a traumatic event. This way, they can give support promptly and avoid unnecessary treatments or interventions.  Patients often try to self diagnose and this is most difficult when trauma is at the root of their problems.  We’ll help you recognize if past traumas need to be addressed.


Our staff is highly experienced and trained to respond appropriately to your trauma.  We can help you work with your family and friends so that they can help you deal with the trauma.


It is crucial to to avoid re-traumatization.  We promise that trauma counseling will not make things worse, we are here to help.  Sharing can be painful in the moment but our goal is to make you feel better.    We’ll share a treatment plan with you and follow an agreed upon process.

In conclusion, with the understanding, approach, and practices we know about trauma, we are able to provide high-quality trauma-informed care to get you back on the road to well being.

Trauma Counseling in Lakewood & Longmont Colorado

If you need help with trauma that is affecting your relationship, we are here for you.  We invite you to call us at 720-551-4553 for a free 20-minute phone consultation with a marriage specialist. You can find more information about our Trauma Therapy services by clicking this link.

Self Care Impact Counseling envisions a new age of counseling for adolescents, adults, couples & groups that makes a REAL difference with core values of GROWTH | BALANCE | COMPASSION | INNER HARMONY.