THE TRAUMA RESILIENCE AND EDUCATION CENTER
OF GREATER WASHINGTON, D.C.
We are excited that you have found us and you are taking steps towards healing from trauma or learning more about how to work with PTSD and trauma survivors. Please contact us with any questions.
WHO WE ARE & WHO WE SERVE
We are the Trauma Resilience and Education Center of Greater Washington, DC (TREC DC); a collective of psychotherapists, educators, and researchers with decades of experience dedicated to providing evidence-based and trauma-informed services. We serve adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma and are struggling to return to a life they value living. Types of trauma that we work with include experiences that involved sexual assault, abuse, gun violence, accidents, racism and inequality, harassment or discrimination, natural disasters, developmental trauma, trauma from infertility or birth trauma, medical trauma, war or combat, witnessed trauma, exposure to trauma due to one's line of work, such as journalists and medical providers, as well as many other experiences that can be traumatic. We are an inclusive practice and strive to provide culturally humble treatment, supervision, and consultation.
TREC DC provides counseling to the greater DC area as well as to WA and PSYPACT participating states. For more information about where we are authorized to provide therapy, please visit our team page.
MISSION & PHILOSOPHY
At TREC DC we are committed to providing evidence-based and trauma-informed treatment, education, supervision/consultation, and research in order to facilitate the healing, growth, and understanding of how trauma impacts individuals, groups, and communities. Trauma does not occur in a vacuum and we seek to understand how the broader socio-political context impacts those who have experienced trauma and/or are traumatized by the systems in which they live. Our approach aims to destigmatize mental health therapy within an empowering and affirming context.
We provide psychotherapy that integrates, affirms, and celebrates an individual’s identity, including race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, personal experience, and relationship to community in the healing process. We are committed to learn, grow, educate, listen, and consistently strive to be allies to historically marginalized individuals and communities. One of our founding principles is to continually educate ourselves and others and join with community organizations and leaders to promote efforts that prevent trauma and promote justice and healing.
SERVICES WE OFFER
Culturally-humble treatment, supervision, training,
Evidence-based, trauma-focused treatments
Trauma-focused therapy to build coping skills within a supportive community
We offer internships, externships, and fellowships for clinicians-in-training who are interested in gaining specialized trauma training and experience
We are actively forming parnternships with local social service organizations to prevent and respond to community trauma
SUPERVISION AND CONSULTATION
For clinicians and/or programs, groups, or companies looking to improve their trauma-informed approaches
EDUCATION AND WORKSHOPS
We are experienced at creating and providing trainings on trauma and its impact. We specialize in disseminating evidence-based training with an emphasis on experiential learning