Trauma and Crisis Informed Peer Support, as compared to traditional talk therapies, brings about the concept of being guided and healing alongside a fellow survivor. Peer support mentors are trained however and because of life experience, can not only empathize with you, but also provide validation and compassion from the viewpoint of both leader and a peer.
Peer mentors set attainable goals with their clients in order for them to achieve the life they desire. They also provide education about trauma, crisis and recovery, and unlike a clinical therapist, are able to share their personal experiences to let their clients know they are not alone in their thoughts and feelings. Peer Support mentors help clients shift their thinking in order to replace those negative thoughts and coping mechanisms with new, healthier perspectives and a new toolbox of coping techniques, thereby causing a shift in how they view both themselves and the world.
Peer support mentors come into play when the client is able to contribute to their own recovery, as we do not diagnose or prescribe treatments or medications. Many people find this support helpful as an addition or replacement of traditional talk therapy, or as a form of support while waiting between appointments, or simply if you cannot afford traditional therapies.
I am also a Certified Crisis Responder, which means I have trained and equipped with the skills to help people through the heightened period of their crisis. We have been taught different ways to bring people from a emotional crisis to a period of cool down and safety.
Here at Brave Wings Trauma and Crisis Informed Peer Support , you will be welcomed with open arms, with no judgement, and with empathy, compassion and safety. Services provided include one on one support sessions, where we will not only break down your trauma, but break through it. Trauma and Crisis Peer support calls are available on Zoom or Skype, and can range from 15 minutes to 45 minutes and are scheduled at your leisure. Peer support also includes a daily email of support and encouragement and access to contact me during heightened moments of crisis. Pricing ranges from $20 to $60, and I do work on a sliding scale. I believe access to care should be available for all without having to incur a huge debt.