Footprints to Recovery, Mental Health Treatment Program in NJ

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Trauma Therapy

During outpatient mental health treatment in New Jersey, our licensed and certified trauma therapists dedicate their time to helping clients overcome mental health disorders and improve their overall well-being.

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While it can be difficult to talk about traumatic experiences, licensed and certified mental health professionals with experience in trauma therapy can foster a safe, nonjudgmental environment for individuals to safely process past traumatic events.

Trauma-informed therapy focuses on providing support to individuals struggling to cope with traumatic experiences. These therapeutic services help to promote coping skills and overall well-being by focusing on providing individualized care, practical assistance, life skills, and relaxation techniques.

Footprints to Recovery Mental Health offers comprehensive trauma therapy with a holistic approach that emphasizes emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. Our team of mental health professionals understands the complexities of emotional recovery from traumatic events and works to provide personalized care tailored to your individual needs.


The healing process can pose many challenges - all of which can be difficult to cope with on your own.

Our team of licensed mental health professionals can help you manage your symptoms and create a new, more fulfilling life.


We accept most major insurance provider plans.

If you have coverage of any kind, we will work with you to determine your benefits for mental health treatment. Any information you share with us is kept strictly confidential.

What Is Trauma Therapy?

Everyone has different needs when it comes to how they process and cope with trauma, which is why trauma therapy should be tailored to each individual’s needs. Examples of trauma-informed therapies include cognitive processing therapy (CPT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), exposure therapy, and trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).  These therapies are designed to address the challenges that can arise following a traumatic event, helping individuals process their emotions and experiences in a safe, supportive environment.

Each trauma therapy approach provides a unique approach to help clients restore a sense of safety, connect with social supports, and aid in problem-solving. Trauma-informed care is designed to be sensitive to the needs of people from diverse cultural backgrounds and provides support that is uniquely tailored to their experiences. By providing trauma therapy services that are customized to the individual’s specific needs, clinicians can promote healing in a safe and supportive way.

A trauma-informed therapist will focus on developing an exploration of emotions, thoughts, and behaviors to help the client address past trauma and current challenges. In addition, they will also explore the client’s goals for healing and resilience as well as develop strategies to cope with any current triggers and stay connected to community resources that can help them process their emotions in a healthy way.

How Does Trauma Therapy Help?

We recognize the unique nature of each individual’s experience with trauma. As such, our outpatient mental health program rejects the “one size fits all” mentality. Instead, we emphasize the healing potential of an integrated approach that blends diverse evidence-based treatment modalities that specialize in treating trauma symptoms. We recognize the importance of utilizing multiple treatment approaches to meet the needs of our clients and achieve lasting results.

We strive to create a safe, supportive environment where our clients can feel comfortable expressing themselves openly and honestly while they explore the roots of their trauma and find positive ways to move forward. Our mission is to empower people to overcome traumatic experiences so they can lead healthier, happier lives.

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Trauma Therapy Techniques

We create a safe, supportive, and empathic space for individuals to process their traumatic experiences to develop the skills needed for personal growth and transformation throughout the healing process. Our clinical team is composed of experienced therapists who specialize in trauma therapy techniques that address the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual aspects of trauma.

Trauma therapy techniques include:

Trauma Therapy Services

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) is an evidence-based, trauma-focused psychotherapy designed to help people with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders. CPT helps individuals identify, challenge, and modify the beliefs they might have formed as a result of their traumatic experiences. It can also assist in developing new skills for responding effectively to difficult memories and emotions. 

Techniques used in cognitive processing therapy include:

A key component of cognitive processing therapy is writing about traumatic experiences. To build the trust and safety clients need to open up, CPT therapists provide a safe, non-judgmental space to explore thoughts and feelings about traumatic events. Through conversations with a trained therapist, you will be able to identify distorted thought patterns and unhelpful beliefs about themselves that may be contributing to their suffering. Therapists can also help the individual create new perspectives and build on strengths.

CPT sessions help individuals gain a sense of control over their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors while processing traumatic experiences. Cognitive processing therapy also provides an opportunity for self-discovery, helping individuals to understand themselves better so they can make positive changes and move forward with more confidence.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy that has become increasingly popular in recent years. It is used to treat trauma, anxiety, and depression by helping clients process difficult memories and experiences more effectively. EMDR utilizes eye movements, which help clients access both sides of the brain and allow for increased insight into traumatic events or uncomfortable feelings.

These techniques can reduce the intense emotions that may be associated with these memories, and help the client move forward in a healthier way. EMDR is typically done with the help of a qualified therapist or counselor, and each session is tailored to meet the individual needs of the client. Research has shown that EMDR can be incredibly effective in reducing symptoms associated with trauma and other psychological issues.

Exposure Therapy

Exposure therapy is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) used to treat anxiety and stress. It involves gradually exposing yourself to whatever it is that causes fear or anxiety in order to build up the courage and resilience necessary to confront it head-on.

Exposure therapy assists in the treatment of trauma by:

By regularly engaging in exposure therapy, you can begin to desensitize yourself to the trauma and learn to cope with the triggers. With time and practice, you can gain confidence in managing your symptoms more effectively. Exposure therapy has been used successfully to treat diverse conditions such as social anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, PTSD, depression, substance use disorder, and obsessive-compulsive behaviors. It is important to work closely with a qualified mental health professional to ensure your safety and wellbeing throughout the process. With the right support and guidance, you can take back control and lead a healthier life. 

Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based approach designed to help people process their traumatic experiences and improve their mental health. Through TF-CBT, individuals can identify the thoughts that lead to negative feelings, learn how to replace those thoughts with healthier ones, and develop skills to cope with challenging situations.

TF-CBT also helps individuals gain a better understanding of their own emotions and those of others. This helps them to develop healthier relationships with those around them, leading to improved mental well-being. As an evidence-based approach, TF-CBT has been proven effective in helping individuals manage symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety. With the help of a qualified therapist, TF-CBT can help you gain insight into yourself and your relationships, improve communication skills, and ultimately find greater emotional wellness.

What To Expect in Trauma Therapy?

Our trauma-informed therapies can also offer support and guidance in developing coping skills that encourage healthy, effective ways of coping with stress and triggers.

Our trauma therapies focus on helping our clients:

As you participate in trauma therapy, you can begin processing traumatic memories in a safe and judgment-free environment. Likewise, our trust-building exercises will help you to learn healthy forms of communication while interacting with others during group therapy.

In doing so, clients can practice setting boundaries, speaking their minds, and saying no — all of which aid in fostering healthy, fulfilling relationships. We are equally dedicated to providing ongoing education and mental health resources that will help sustain our client’s recovery journey. Through our trauma-informed therapy services, you can discover your very own path to healing from trauma.

Trauma-Informed Care For PTSD

At Footprints to Recovery’s mental health facility in New Jersey, our team is composed of experienced professionals with extensive knowledge in trauma-informed care, as well as professionals who are dedicated to helping people live a life full of purpose and joy. Our trauma therapy offerings can help you learn new, healthy skills to cope with triggers and manage your emotions. We provide trauma-informed counseling, group support, education, and resources to help you navigate the healing process. We are committed to helping individuals find tools that will empower them to live life with resilience, courage, and acceptance.

“We take pride in our work and are committed to making each of our clients happy.”

Trauma Therapy at Footprints To Recovery Mental Health

Our mental health programs prioritize providing a compassionate environment where clients can feel safe and understood. To do so, we focus on applying evidence-based practices aimed at addressing the underlying causes of mental health disorders, such as trauma. Our approach helps you engage in treatment and take an active role in your mental health recovery. When you’re working hard towards a brighter future, there’s no limit to how helpful mental health treatment can be. 

Within our trauma-informed approach, we provide a range of therapeutic services such as:

Our Trauma and PTSD Therapists

Many of the therapists at Footprints to Recovery Mental Health are trained in specialty treatment approaches to meet the needs of clients who struggle with PTSD and trauma-related symptoms. With the support of our licensed and certified trauma therapists, our clients can find meaningful ways to heal from past traumatic experiences and live a life of joy and meaning. Together, we create an environment of safety, healing, and growth.

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We understand how difficult it can be to reach out for help and we are here for you. Whether you are seeking individual therapy, group counseling, or support groups, our team is dedicated to providing quality care that focuses on your unique needs and goals.

At Footprints to Recovery, we are committed to providing compassionate trauma-informed care that values each person’s autonomy and unique needs. Recovery from trauma is a journey, and we are here to guide you every step of the way.

If you or a loved one is struggling with the aftermath of trauma, please reach out to us today by calling 888-903-4385. We are here to listen, understand, and provide you with the support and resources you need for a successful recovery.

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