Clinical Services Begin Fall 2022

At TRUE Center, we increase access to affordable trauma-focused, evidence-based therapy, and prevention.

Serving DC metropolitan area children and families.

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Almost Half of DC Children Have Experienced Trauma

Every child deserves equal access to treatment and prevention services that can best support their physical and emotional health. But while almost half of DC children have experienced trauma, most children who need mental health support after trauma don’t receive it – a gap that is even more pronounced for children of color.

TRUE Center provides evidence-based intervention and prevention services to children and families who have experienced trauma, as well as offers education and training to local professionals and community members.

We strengthen DC community resilience and help children and their families live fuller, healthier, and more integrated lives.

What We Do

We are committed to helping regardless of the ability to pay. Learn about our sliding-scale fee structure.

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 Consultation

It is common for caregivers to be unsure of what to do and how best to help when their child has experienced trauma. We provide consults with trauma experts to best meet this need.

 

Child and Family Therapy

Our clinicians are experts in time-limited treatments that have been shown by research to work for children who have experienced traumatic events.

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Problematic Sexual Behavior: Therapy and Prevention

All children experience ongoing sexual curiosity and development throughout childhood. On occasion this normal behavior can become harmful to others or to themselves. We can help provide information as to when sexual behavior is a concern as well as how to handle normal sexual behavior exhibited by children. We offer specialized treatments to address problematic sexual behavior either when it has stemmed from trauma exposure or from other factors. We can also help guide clinicians as to best practices and resources.

Immigration-Related Services

Immigrants who have experienced trauma, fear, and family separation are subject to a variety of psychological stressors and mental health challenges. We offer assessments and interventions to help immigrants heal and thrive.

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Community and Professional Training

We offer tailored presentations aimed at supporting caregivers and community groups, as well as training presentations and consultations designed for professionals in child-serving systems.

 
 

Contact

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