After watching the relationship between the mental health and the body be conceived as somehow distinctive from each other and thus the assumption is to treat them as separate entities, I thought it might be interesting to offer adjunctive treatments to folks. When I opened Integrative Trauma Treatment Center, that was a large factor in what drove the design of our model. We have massage therapy, acupuncture, medication management and psychotherapy available in one location. These services can be utilized together or a la carte. The goal is to provide a safe place for folks to get body work done, where they know their practitioners will tune in to them and have a nurturing but empowering presence. I also wanted to acknowledge the despair, suffering, and isolation that can go with trauma, depression, anxiety, or other mental heath concerns and to create a community that was open, welcoming, playful, and safe. A place for people to spoil themselves. I suspected that clients would appreciate it. I knew I liked the concept. What I didn’t expect is how I feel comforted by the fact that there is a team working with me and my clients in their process. I am not only surrounded by other like-minded therapists, but other practitioners who can approach the same challenges from different angles. This provides me with a safety net that I appreciate so much and did not expect that I would feel comforted by them. I feel less isolated as well. Hopefully, the gift to me as equally meaningful to those who visit ITTC.
Integrating psychotherapy, medication management, body work & mindfulness for an encompassing and empowering approach to healing.
Welcome! Integrative Trauma Treatment Center (ITTC) is an outpatient mental health organization housed in NW Portland, Oregon. Our mission is to provide progressive therapy alongside adjunctive treatments, including acupuncture, massage, reiki and medication management. In addition to providing a progressive approach to mental health concerns, we also offer a safe place to receive body work. Some will shy away from acupuncture or massage due to the discomfort associated with practitioners who may be less informed about mental health (especially those with post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD). Our practitioners work from a trauma-informed perspective and approach body work with sensitivity, awareness, and compassion. Acupuncture, massage, and reiki are available to those receiving therapy and medication management at ITTC as well as to the general public.
The foundation of our work is to approach healing from the perspective of empowerment, choice, and collaboration. ITTC has a diverse group of practitioners who espouse varying styles, are trained in alternative modalities, and have differing specializations. Some of our therapists’ specialties include adolescents, couples and families, addiction, complex trauma, simple trauma (such as a motor vehicle accident or MVA), and dissociative disorders (such as Dissociative Identity Disorder or DID). The common thread is that we all are invested in providing care that is creative while housed in efficacy in a setting that is warm and welcoming.