What is trauma focused therapy?

Trauma focused therapy in Langley allows individuals who have experienced trauma to overcome their anxiety by safely exposing themselves to perceived fears.  Trauma focused approach emerged in response to research demonstrating that trauma is common and that it is highly correlated with mental health.

Why does trauma focused therapy work?

New research suggests that this type of therapy is successful because it restructures communication pathways within the brain.  The new pathways enable the individual to process the trauma in a manageable mindset and creating a healthy mind.

What happened to you, rather than what’s wrong with you, is a foundational move when providing trauma counselling

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Dr. Michael Dadson experience and approach to trauma focused therapy?

Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson) explains “New trauma-informed care therapy evolved from a partial need to address the volume of research indicating trauma is prevalent in our society and the personal and financial costs to our health care system.”

 It is important to have a complete understanding of a client’s life history to understand their life picture when dealing with trauma. Trauma focused therapy is based in the belief there is a relationship between the trauma event and the emotional and behaviour responses a child or adult may have.

Dr. Michael Dadson understands the impact of trauma on  your life, your family, and your friends.   Dr. Dadson has extensive experience in trauma focused therapy and many successful patients living a healthy life post-treatment.

“Trauma-Focused Therapy is a specific approach to therapy that recognizes and emphasizes understanding how the traumatic experience impacts a child’s mental, behavioral, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.”

Northwestern University’s School of Medicine’s-The Center for Child Trauma Assessment Services and Interventions

Trauma Focused Therapy in Langley, BC


For more information on Trauma Focused Therapy, please review these 6 links.

Trauma informed Care: Perspectives and Resources JBs International Inc.

Georgetown University | National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health

Key Ingredients for Successful Trauma-Informed Care Implementation

C. Menschner et al. (2016) | Center for Health Care Strategies

A paradigm shift: relationships in trauma-informed mental health services

A. Sweeney et al. (2018) | BJPsych Advances | doi: 10.1192/bja.2018.29

The Paradox of Trauma-Informed Care

Vicky Kelly | TEDxWilmington (2014)

Trauma Informed Care

Children’s Healthcare Canada (2015)

Chapter 1 Trauma-Informed Care: A Sociocultural Perspective

Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioural Health Services (2014)

Dr. Michael Dadson

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Couples counselling can be challenging but the positive impact on your relationship, potential family members, and other external relationships in your life make it worth the effort.


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