FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you specialize in a specific treatment?
Yes. We primarily work with individuals who have experienced severe trauma, also known as complex PTSD. If you feel "jumpy" or hyper-vigilant, have nightmares, or flashbacks, give us a call about coming in to see one of our therapists. Symptoms of anxiety and depression are commonly felt/experienced when symptoms of trauma are present.
- Do you take any insurance?
- It is dependent upon the therapist. Each take different insurance plans. Please check their biographies for more information.
- Will therapy help me or my symptoms improve?
- Our overarching belief is that therapy can be helpful to overall functioning in many domains such as at home, school, and work. This may also be dependent upon one's willingness to change at any given time as well as a therapist's experience and relationship with you. If you are dissatisfied with treatment or your progress, we want to hear about it.
- Where is your office located?
- Our main location is at 565 Union Street NE, Suite 205 in Salem, Oregon. It is at the corner of Union Street and Church Street just north of downtown.
- Do you offer groups for individuals?
- Yes, we have space at our office to provide one-time or ongoing groups covering different topics.
- Will you see individuals/families in their homes?
- This would be determined on a case by case basis taking into account distance and safety for and comfort of all parties. Keep in mind, some therapists do not and will not offer this service.
For whom were the training levels created?
The training levels were designed to help educate non-mental health professionals to learn about how children and adolescents experience and live out traumatic experiences in their behaviors, development, brain functioning, and sensations. "Non-mental health professionals" include educators, first responders, daycare and after-school staff/volunteers, activity center staff (YMCA or Boys and Girls Club), parents, and others.
- Would you train mental health professionals if requested?
Yes! Although it is not our go-to service, we would love to assist in everyone's increased understanding of trauma and its effects on one's well being. We would prefer to discuss the needs of the mental health organization are to make sure we present the best material. Please contact Nathanial for more information.
- Will you do a training at my child's school, our church, or other nonprofit organization to help staff/volunteers understand trauma better?
- Absolutely, that's one thing we're here for. Please contact Nathanial Darnell or have the school/church contact him to get started!
- How much do you charge for each of your training levels?
- Please contact us to discuss this as we have set rates for each training level, the number of hours of training that is requested, and the number of participants who want to be trained.
- What is covered in your training material?
- Please check out our training page for those answers. Contact us with questions if that is not sufficient or your questions were not answered.
- Who created the training material?
- Tapping into many years of experience working with children and adolescents in different settings, founder Abe Reichlin created the training levels from "scratch" based on what they believe is most important for non-mental health professionals to know without using "jargon."
- Do you provide CEUs, PDUs or anything equivalent for any professionals taking your training levels?
- We are eligible to offer credits for teachers (PDUs). It is still unclear as to whether we can offer CEUs for LCSWs, LPCs, and LMFTs. As for now, that is TBD. Check back in with us later!
- What kind of training do you provide for parents?
- We have a four week curriculum for parents to help address parenting children/adolescents who may be defiant, aggressive, and/or non-compliant. We discuss everything from basics of trauma and the brain to attachment styles and potential sensory input needs. This may also be helpful for those parents of autistic children/adolescents.
- My child/student has wondered how trauma has impacted his/her life. Do you offer anything for kids or students?
- We have a four, six, or eight week curriculum for children/students to provide education about trauma including basics about trauma, the brain, sensory needs, and coping skills. This curriculum mirrors what we offer to professionals in a child/adolescent-friendly way. When appropriate, we can also provide outpatient therapy to children/students struggling with symptoms of trauma.