Mental Health Therapy
Survivors of human trafficking often deal with a tremendous amount of complex trauma, abuse, and addiction. Processing the psychological consequences of human sex trafficking in Nebraska and elsewhere requires long-term, comprehensive therapy. Mental health therapy is typically based on one or more theories of psychological treatment, the most prominent being behavioral, cognitive, and psychodynamic.
Behavioral therapy focuses on increasing desired behaviors and decreasing problem behaviors through environmental manipulation. Cognitive therapy works to change behaviors and feelings by altering how patients comprehend and understand significant life experiences. Psychodynamic therapy explains behavior and personality as being motivated by inner forces including past experiences, inherited instincts, and biological drives. It targets the patient’s subconscious.
It is common for human trafficking survivors to have depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder or a more severe diagnosis such as Disorders of Extreme Stress (DESNOS). Trafficked survivors are often misunderstood and suffer from the mental health condition Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). According to The Cleveland Clinic, those with (DID) have two or more separate personalities that control a person’s behavior at different times. DID can cause gaps in memory and other problems. Various types of psychotherapy can help people manage the symptoms of DID.
Restored Wings understands that healing is a process and we provide as many tools as possible to help on this journey. Our counselors recognize that survivors of sex trafficking in Nebraska and elsewhere require additional techniques to build rapport with them and to reduce the mistrust that they commonly have about people. To best serve survivors, treatment approaches need to remain centered on survivors, empower them, provide safety and involve a multidisciplinary approach as well as her aftercare post program completion.
We provide free counseling with our staff of licensed therapists who are dedicated to walking beside these women as they heal. We are aware of the various needs of the women we serve and we have strategically partnered with counselors who offer a variety of different types of therapy and treatment.
- EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
- Complex trauma counseling
- Equine therapy
- Animal-assisted therapy
- Drug and alcohol abuse counseling
- Dialectical behavioral training
- Art therapy
Our counselors are dedicated to the survivors of sex trafficking in Nebraska and elsewhere in our program and are passionate about enhancing their freedom and restoring their inner joy. Our counselors and therapists are happy to provide counseling AT NO CHARGE to women in our Restored Wings program and other survivors within our organization.
The counselors at Restored Wings provide whatever type of mental health support and counseling our residents need to help them achieve their goals and regain their self-confidence and sense of self worth.