Trauma & Loss Recovery Center

The Trauma and Loss Recovery Center offers services that help clients cope more effectively after traumatic events and losses. Sometimes a loss can be traumatic. Not all losses occur from deaths, and those losses that do not occur often need to be recognized and grieved. Grieving is very individual. Our center recognizes individual differences and will work with each person as their needs in coping and recovery are discovered.

Although post traumatic stress symptoms can be severe, they often reflect a person’s normal reactions to an event or events that are unexpected, life threatening or abnormal. Often, if the after-trauma symptoms are not dealt with, they can linger or intensify and may even cause impairments in the person’s ability to function properly. Our goal is to decrease the person’s suffering and supportively encourage positive coping and life functioning.

This center also helps people and families who have experienced multiple losses or traumas that have occurred closely together. When facing multiple losses, a person can feel overwhelmed, not themselves, and victimized. Rebuilding self-esteem and decreasing anxiety and depression are essential parts of the recovery program. Occasionally a person can experience complicated grief. When it occurs, the normal grief reaction can become prolonged and more painful and the person may require guidance and support in getting on with their life.

Depending on your need, individual, couples, family or group counseling can be provided. Group counseling can come after individual or family counseling and offers a supportive environment to practice new skills and understandings.

The following is a list of some of the support services offered through the Trauma and Loss Recovery Center:

  • Traumatic event debriefing
  • Stress management and wellness strategies
  • Post traumatic stress recovery
  • Grief following the death of pets
  • Grief and complicated grief recovery
  • Postpartum depression
  • Depression and anxiety reduction
  • Mind – Body approaches
  • Increasing resilience and coping ability
  • Meditation and journaling techniques
  • Energy Psychological Interventions
  • Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reintegration (EDMR), and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

Manassas Group Members associated with the Trauma and Loss Recovery Center: