Individual Therapy

The Center for Survivors offers individual therapy services to MSU students who have experienced sexual violence at any point in their life. Survivors work with their therapist to identify their goals and treatment options that are tailored to their individual needs. All therapy services are free and confidential.

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Therapy at the Center for Survivors is:

  • client centered
  • strengths based
  • trauma-informed
  • holistic
  • intersectional
  • empowering

Supportive therapy is a flexible approach that allows you to express yourself in a comforting and encouraging environment.

Supportive therapy is:

  • Designed around your current needs and healing goals
  • Incorporates different methods, coping skills, and activities
  • More conversational and often less structured

 

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is an evidence-based treatment that follows a 12 week protocol designed to reduce trauma symptoms. During CPT, the client and therapist:

  • Focus on identifying and challenging unhelpful thoughts (called stuck
    points) related to a traumatic event that keep people stuck in their healing process
  • Learn skills to challenge these stuck points to develop more helpful
    thoughts
  • Explore themes related to safety, trust, power and control, esteem, and
    intimacy

CPT is an evidence-based treatment that follows a 12 week protocol designed
to reduce trauma symptoms. During CPT, the client and therapist:
While doing CPT, clients can expect regular out-of-session practice
assignments to apply what has been discussed in therapy sessions. CPT does
not require sharing details of the traumatic event.

 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing(EMDR)is an evidence-based treatment that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress resulting from disturbing life experiences. During EMDR, a therapist and a client will:

  • Build a kit of resources (coping skills)
  • Use bilateral stimulation (eye movements, tones, or taps) to safely reprocess past
    experiences
  • Work on enabling the mind and body to feel safe in the present.
  • Relieve painful emotions
  • Develop more helpful thoughts
    Decrease physiological symptoms

EMDR has been shown to be effective in working on a variety of issues, including trauma.
EMDR does not require you to discuss experiences in detail and can feel different than talk
therapy

 

Additional Approaches :
Our therapy team at the Center for Survivors has various backgrounds and approaches,
ranging from ear acupuncture, ecotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, substance use, and
trauma informed yoga

Interested in Therapy Services?

If you are interested in scheduling a therapy appointment you can email us HERE .

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Meet the Therapy Team