Trauma-Focused Care

Hope & Wellness Services provides trauma-focused counseling for children, adults, and caregivers. A trauma-informed approach reflects adherence to the following key principles*:

  • Safety
  • Trustworthiness and Transparency
  • Peer support
  • Collaboration and mutuality
  • Empowerment, voice, and choice
  • Cultural, Historical, and Gender Issues

We recognize that a traumatic event may be a single event, a series of events, or chronic, lasting stress.  We offer a wide range of trauma-informed services that consider the events contributing to a trauma response, as well as the response itself.  Furthermore, interventions are created in collaboration with the client and in consideration of the client’s identified needs, culture, and values.

*Source:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (


Individual and Family Counseling:  Counseling is a collaborative process in which your therapist will work with your child and family to identify goals and work toward achieving them in a supportive, comfortable environment.

Brief Therapy:  All clients have the option to receive brief therapy which is time-limited to six sessions and focused upon achieving short-term goals.

Group Therapy:  The Hope and Wellness program has a variety of group therapy options to provide psychoeducation, process experiences, and build resiliency.

Trauma-Informed Caregiver Group:  This group offers educational information about how trauma affects children and how their caregivers can support them during a difficult time.

Community Education and Consultation:  Therapists are available to provide consultation to community partners regarding trauma.  In addition, the program offers educational seminars periodically on issues related to parenting, safety, trauma, and development.


Our Therapists

Current Group and Seminar Offerings

This six-week group for caregivers is designed to explain the effects of trauma on children, learn strategies to build a safe place for children, learn to manage difficult feelings and behaviors, and provide tips for coping with the trauma themselves.

This six-week group is designed for children who need help developing healthy and safe boundaries with others.

This half-day seminar teaches caregivers about adolescent brain development, developing positive relationships, navigating the digital world, recognizing red flags, discipline strategies, and preparing teens for independence.

This is a six-week group for children who have experienced loss and are currently struggling with the grief process.  Children will learn how to express feelings and share memories, as well as cope with loss.

This is a half day seminar for caregivers designed to teach strategies to keep children safe physically, emotionally, in relationships, and with technology.

For further information about groups and seminars offered by the Hope & Wellness program, please contact us at 503-689-1006.
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