Trauma Informed Peer Support is a relatively new addition to the healing process. As compared to traditional talk therapies, Trauma informed Peer Support brings the concept of healing alongside a fellow survivor; someone who can not only empathize with you but also provide validation and compassion from the viewpoint of both a peer and a coach.
Trauma Informed Peer Mentors help set attainable goals with their clients in order for them to achieve the life they desire. They also provide education about and coping techniques for trauma and recovery, and unlike a clinical therapist, are able to share their personal experiences to let their clients know they are not alone in their thoughts and feelings. Coaches help their clients shift their thinking in order to replace those negative thoughts and coping mechanisms with a new, healthier perspective and a new toolbox of coping techniques, thereby causing a shift in how they view both themselves and the world.
Trauma Informed Peer Support comes into play when the client is able to contribute to their own recovery; for those who are waiting long periods of time between appointments, or simply for those who cannot afford traditional therapy.
Here at Brave Wings Trauma Informed Peer Support, you will be welcomed with open arms and a compassionate heart. Services provided include one on one Trauma Informed sessions, where we will not only break down your trauma, but break through it. Peer support calls are also available on Zoom or Skype and can range from 15 minutes to 45 minutes and are scheduled at your leisure. Peer support also includes a daily email of support and encouragement. I will be starting small closed groups through Zoom, to create communities of people who can help support each other. These groups will be small and monitored, and can be done with video or just audio. Pricing ranges from $20 to $60 for individual sessions and $10 weekly for the groups. I do work on a sliding scale as I believe access to care should be available for all without having to incur an enormous debt.