Extreme Abuse

We are also able to treat individuals with the most complex of histories who have experienced events that are unfathomable for most.  Complex trauma can include extreme abuse that is sadistic and cruel in nature, perpetrated in an intentional, organized way.

We have experience working with the following:

 Kidnapping or captivity

Organized abuse


Multigenerational family abuse

Ritual abuse 


At Safe Haven Trauma Services we use a phase-oriented approach to trauma treatment, which is strongly recommended in the treatment guidelines created by the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.  This phase-oriented approach includes:

Phase 1: Improving safety, stabilization, and management of symptoms

Phase 2: Facing, processing, and integrating trauma memories

Phase 3: Continuing integration and personal growth

We integrate a variety of modalities including, but not limited to: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Hypnosis, Comprehensive Resource Model, Internal Family Systems, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, and other somatic interventions to safely address past trauma in a stage-oriented fashion. Different clinicians have specialized training in these various modalities. We believe you are the expert on your own life and use a collaborative approach where you have a choice and a say in every step of your treatment.