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Therapy Versus Certified Trauma
             Recovery Coaching

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What Certified Trauma Recovery Coaches Do: A Certified Trauma Recovery Coach is a mentor, encourager, good listener, and an equal team partner for your recovery journey. We give safe space in a respectful, nonjudgmental way for clients who may be struggling or suffering. My coaching services are for both men and women.


I provide my clients voice and choice in their trauma recovery. I offer my clients practical tools for healing, education, empowerment, and freedom. Sometimes, clients can feel stuck in which I am a gentle guide helping you to gain clarity, confidence, and peace of mind. My job is to work with you collaboratively to help you clear the path so that you can find realistic solutions.

What’s blocking your healing path? Old mindsets. False beliefs. Dysfunctional coping behaviors, toxic relationships, and unhealthy coping mechanisms. Or you may feel stuck in survivor mode, feeling hopeless or powerless, or toxic shame.

Also, some survivors are struggling with chronic physical and emotional pain, being silenced or manipulated by psychologically abusive and/or violent people, you may lack clear boundaries, or you may battle fear, which can be the main obstacles to your trauma recovery. Is it easy? No. Is it worth it? Yes, absolutely.

YOU are worthy of being seen. YOU are worthy of being heard. YOU are worthy of validation. YOUR clear boundaries are worthy of respect. YOU are worthy of safety. YOU are worthy of love. YOU are worthy of healing. YOU are worth it!

If you are currently seeing a therapist, counselor, or psychologist, but you need more hands-on, goal-oriented assistance, a Certified Trauma Recovery Coach can work in conjunction with your treatment team to address the nuts and bolts of your healing journey. It is very common for clients to work with BOTH a therapist and a Certified Trauma Recovery Coach.

What Trauma Recovery Coaches Don’t Do: A Certified Trauma Recovery Coach is ethically prohibited by the International Association of Trauma Recovery Coaching from working with minors, from working with people who are actively suicidal, or who are actively engaging in dangerous, self-harming activities. Trauma recovery coaches do not prescribe medications, don’t give advice about medications, and they do not diagnose mental illness.

Medicine, Tapers, & Withdrawals: If a client has concerns or questions about prescription drugs, tapers, negative side effects, or withdrawal symptoms, this is not within my scope of practice. This must be addressed by a licensed pharmacist, doctor, psychiatrist, or a licensed mental health professional. 


Certified Trauma Recovery Coaches are not a consultant who gives advice. Instead, we ask clients helpful questions and become curious about potential options for the client’s recovery. As the client, you receive voice and choice in your trauma recovery. It is client-focused and based on what YOU want for your healing journey. 

Can a Client Work with a Therapist & Certified Trauma Recovery Coach? Yes. Each client has the liberty to choose who is a "good fit" for them. They may choose to work with both a therapist and a Certified Trauma Recovery Coach. There is a big difference in the professional approach, but both offer incredible value and therapeutic benefits. 

What if my Therapist Insists that I Don't Work with a CTRC? From my understanding, there are no worldwide governing laws pertaining to not being able to work with both a counselor and a Certified Trauma Recovery Coach. It is not a law, but more of a personal preference of the therapist. Keeping that in mind, you should have the opportunity to work with a therapist and CTRC if this is what you desire.

It is unethical and unprofessional for a licensed therapist, psychiatrist, and/or counselor to insist that you must choose one or the other. These are red flags that this person isn't providing you with voice and choice, nor are they respecting you and your boundaries. Please use discretion and pay attention to your gut instincts. If something doesn't feel right with your therapist or something feels "off," please trust your intuition. Your emotional and physical safety as well as your health are a top priority.

What are Your CTRC Packages & Prices? Prices | My Site (

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