Therapy can help a person express and process difficult emotions associated with abuse, develop self-compassion and self-care strategies for managing moments when he or she feels emotionally overwhelmed, and learn to trust again.
Many therapeutic approaches are suitable for treating a person who has experienced abuse, from narrative therapy to eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). In addition, therapy may employ mindfulness techniques, such as meditation, or experiential techniques that incorporate art or journaling.
Types of Therapy
Find out what works best for your needs
Our Family therapy is to help families heal from past traumas, to work cohesively together to develop healthy communication and foster a loving and nurturing relationship between family members.
Clients work one-on-one with one of our professional counselors for a personalized experience. Ideal for those who fear the vulnerability and exposure they may experience in a group setting.
Group therapy has demonstrated effectiveness in providing social support to help abuse survivors cope with and transform their feelings of shame, guilt, and alienation from others as they interact and bond with other people who have lived through similar experiences.
New Parent Support
Support for new parents to help prevent child abuse: Through a grant funded by the Alabama Children’s Trust Fund the Exchange Center has partnered with the Southeast Alabama Medical Center to provide support and prevention education to new parents through the “Baby Whisper” Program.
Developing reasonable expectations for new parents, discussing the dangers of shaking a baby, and educating parents on how to calm a crying baby and community resources for parents. This program will also help parents to develop a plan to cope with sleep deprivation, feelings of postpartum depression, and for respite.
Introduces students to the basic needs and challenges of caring for children.
Offered to both adults and teens who come to us through referral and for personal growth.
Education and awareness regarding child abuse and domestic violence in our community, to include awareness of services for survivors.
Training on ACES
Training on the science behind adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and their impact on the developing brain across a lifespan.
Impacts of Trauma
Training on how trauma impacts individuals, families, communities, and businesses.
The role we can all play in creating a trauma-informed environment that will enable all people to thrive.