At enCOURAGE Trauma Center, we provide a safe haven for those who have experienced trauma to increase coping skills, understand the impact of their experience, and promote their capacity to heal. The programming is designed to augment safety and containment for people who are addressing their trauma in individual therapy.
Our collaborative approach makes working directly with traumatic experiences more manageable for the client/therapist dyad. This deep work on the underlying trauma makes it possible to move beyond recovery to thriving and flourishing.
A Trauma-Focused Intensive
“Understanding lies at the heart of treating trauma.”
Jon G. Allen, PhD
enCOURAGE offers focused treatment for co-occuring diagnoses such as PTSD, mood disorders, anxiety, and other mental health issues related to underlying trauma.
Our program is designed to support the therapist and their patient, so that trauma work can be done safely.
Our team supports participants and their outpatient providers, collaborating closely to ensure continuity of care.
Is Trauma Treatment Right For You?
The crux of trauma treatment is feeling, thinking, and talking about trauma.
In general practice, assessment is not adequate to identify trauma. In an intake assessment, patients may be asked if they have trauma, with little or no further exploration. We know many people are not aware that experiences they have had constitute trauma. Or they may experience deep shame and be unwilling to discuss their traumas.
Fortunately, one important outcome of the development of trauma informed care is to encourage more careful assessments. We use an evidence-based structured clinical interview, standardized measures, and/or behavioral observations that have been designed to gather an in-depth understanding of the nature, timing, and severity of the traumatic events, the effects of those events, and current trauma-related symptoms.
What Our Patients Say
Meet the Founders
Theresa Fassihi, PhD
Dr. Fassihi has been treating eating disorders and associated issues for 20 years. She worked inpatient and outpatient settings including The Menninger Clinic and Houston Eating Disorders Center, a partial hospitalization program she founded in 2010.