"Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness.”
― Peter A. Levine
Trauma & Addiction Treatment Specialists
A whole-brain approach to
treating trauma and addiction
If you’ve tried traditional cognitive behavioral therapy and still can’t escape feeling as though you're broken, it may be time to try something new.
Traditional cognitive approaches work hard to treat the conscious brain, where there is an awareness of symptoms. But conditions like depression, anxiety, bipolar, post-traumatic stress disorder, alcohol and drug addiction, chronic pain, disordered eating, and sleep issues are rooted in the unconscious part of the brain where analysis and language cannot access.
Instead of focusing on coping with symptoms, a whole-brain approach aims to eliminate them.
By tending to both the conscious and unconscious brain, we address how the body has been conditioned to engage in bothersome thoughts, unwanted feelings, and maladaptive behaviors as a way to regulate the nervous system. Through the incorporation of the body within the therapeutic process, we can rebalance what has been unbalanced.
Seeking Depth to Recovery, LLC was founded in 2019 on the values of vitality, creativity, connection, and body wisdom. We hold true that each person has within them the natural inclination toward healing as part of their nervous system’s innate wiring.
We were born from a desire to break the ceilings of traditional trauma treatment and addiction rehabilitation - which often don't understand the role of the nervous system in trauma healing. Specializing in state of the art bottom-up experiential therapy, we found that our consumers were reclaiming their lives sooner and sustaining changes, compared to their past experiences with traditional cognitive behavioral therapy or 12-Step groups.
As the demand for our approach grew, so did we. We created a truly trauma-informed treatment center, focusing first on the mental wellbeing of our team. From this foundation of health, we lend our unburdened nervous systems to those in our care, unconsciously activating healing.
Together as a team, we offer some of the highest quality trauma treatment in Richmond, VA, as well as comprehensive addiction recovery resources.
We provide therapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups in an intensive format. All sessions are offered at a minimum of 90 minutes. Depending on the clinical skills to be used and the particular goal of the client, longer sessions are available. This expanded timeframe enables us to sufficiently touch in to the deeper work that requires our attention, return to center before wrapping up, and more effectively maintain clinical organization of treatment., This model ultimately leads to an overall decrease of time the individual remains in treatment.
Current research reports a 25% success rate of remission for recovering individuals after 30 days of treatment. This percentage continues to increase with the length of time a person remains engaged with some form of therapeutic support (75% success with 6 months of therapeutic engagement, and 81% at 2 years). We provide the structure necessary to sustain abstinence through sophisticated drug screening technology and trauma-informed, systemic family coaching. By treating the whole family, we better insulate against a relapse.
Adrienne Loker, LCSW is a national expert on trauma treatment and addiction rehabilitation. She is available to train or provide individual and group consultation regarding assessment, treatment delivery, and appropriate referrals.
She is approved by the Board of Social Work to provide supervision toward LCSW. She is also an EMDRIA Consultant in Training and is available for individual and group EMDR consultation.
We offer a variety of groups and workshops utilizing a combination of somatic modalities, such as EMDR, psychodrama, Somatic Experiencing, and Art Therapy. Embracing the belief that each person has within them the truth that they need to heal, we cultivate a container for that truth to emerge. As people connect to their inner worlds, they begin to understand how their implicitly stored emotional wounds serve as the foundation for current life stressors. Participants acquire new perspectives, tools to nurture themselves, and the ability to let go of old wounds.
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