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Trauma Informed Care


You might hear the term “trauma-informed care” a lot. But, what does that mean, exactly?


Trauma-informed care shifts the focus from “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?” A trauma-informed approach acknowledges the need to have a complete picture of a client's life situation - past and present - in order to provide effective services with a healing orientation.

Trauma-informed care seeks to:


  • Realize the widespread impact of trauma and understand paths for recovery;

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, and staff;

  • Respond in an appropriate way, allowing you to express yourself be seen and validated;

  • Resit and actively avoid re-traumatization. 

For many people, experiences from childhood end up impacting psychological health even if they seem unrelated to present problems. Trauma that goes untreated can continue to hinder emotional, social, and even physical health.


Trauma-informed care is unique as it reimagines the client-coach relationship. The coach is not an authority figure, but instead a partner. They work alongside individuals during the recovery process, providing support throughout their journey of healing and growth. 

Guiding Prin​ciples

  • Safety

  • Trustworthiness & Transparency

  • Peer Support

  • Choice

  • Collaboration

  • Empowerment

  • Humility & Responsiveness

Adhering to these principles ensures an individual’s emotional and physical safety.



It may seem obvious, but unfortunately, it is not to some. When working with my clients who may have experienced any level of trauma, assurance of your emotional and physical safety is first and foremost. 

Trustworthiness & Transparency

I will provide clear expectations of the services I provide and full transparency you are welcome to ask me any questions you have at anytime - there will be no surprises or curveballs. I hope we can build a positive, and authentic relationship that allows us to work together reaching your goals. 

Peer Support

Safety, hope, trust, collaboration, promotes recovery and healing. Our group sessions and events can be a great way to meet other people make new friends that are also working towards similar goals.



By the time you find yourself in need of support and guidance, you might have spent a significant period of time feeling out of control. Trauma-informed care can empower you to make active choices on your own healing journey. These options could include deciding lengths sessions and frequency, level of support, or even what you want work on during a session.


My sessions provide a genuine collaboration between myself and my client. It is not a strict protocol with defined rules but relies more on empathy and intuition. It will be different for everybody because everybody has different experiences.


This approach to treatment empowers you to discover and build on existing strengths. Then develop healthier coping skills and, ultimately, a more solid foundation that you can fall back on when needed in the future. Trauma-informed care promotes resilience and provides the hope that healing is possible.

Humility & Responsiveness

Cultural Competence: Respecting diversity, providing opportunities for cultural rituals, using respectful and specific interventions. Biases and stereotypes (e.g., based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, geography) and historical trauma are recognized and addressed.

Trauma Informed Care At Wylde Space


I dedicate myself to the principles of trauma-informed care and continuously work to be more inclusive and empathic in any way that I can. I am continuously learning and finding ways to deliver a better service, that will adhere by the principles and domains of Trauma-informed care.


However I encourage you to ask me any questions or share with me any request that you believe would support you during your sessions. I will always be working with you, guided by you and at your pace. If at anytime you require me to stop a session or you feel overwhelmed please tell me - we can resume at a later date when you are ready. 

Training: Providing Trauma-Informed Care - Exploring psychological trauma and how to provide care and compassion to trauma survivors by Donn Kropp. 

Reference and more information: Trauma-Informed Care

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