Victim Services Professional Referral Form

All trauma therapy services are CONFIDENTIAL and available for victims of sexual assault and other violent crimes in Cambria and Somerset Counties.

Therapy

Our therapy services are trauma-informed and include in-depth interventions provided to victims of sexual assault and other violent crimes and their significant others in response to the longer-term effects of the trauma.  All therapy services are provided by appointment only by master’s level clinicians who are specially trained in working with victims of sexual assault and violent crimes and in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based non-drug, non-hypnosis psychotherapy procedure. The therapist guides the client in concentrating on a troubling memory or emotion while moving the eyes rapidly back and forth (by following the therapist’s fingers). This rapid eye movement, which occurs naturally during dreaming, seems to speed the client’s movement through the healing process.  EMDR is used to treat troubling symptoms such as anxiety, depression, guilt, anger, and post-traumatic reactions. It can also be used to enhance emotional resources such as confidence and self-esteem.  (Adapted from: Trauma Institute and Child Trauma Institute)

Check out this excellent resource to learn more about what EMDR looks like: http://www.emdrvideo.com/

How will I pay for therapy?

Therapy services are billed to medical insurance. We currently accept:

  • Highmark
  • Medicare
  • Medical Assistance
  • UPMC Commercial Insurance
  • Aetna
  • TriCare
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare

This service can also be offered at NO COST to clients who do not have insurance or clients who wish to not have their insurance billed.

Long-Term Effects of Trauma

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Flashbacks
  • Attachment and Relationship Problems
  • Difficulty Identifying, Expressing, and Managing Emotions
  • Chronic / Recurring Physical Conditions
  • Increase in Risk Taking Behaviors
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Nightmares

For more information about our Trauma Therapy Services, contact Erika Brosig.

To schedule an appointment for either service, please call the office location closest to you:

Johnstown – 814.288.4961

Somerset – 814.443.1555