Taña Treffers

Professional Counselor Associate
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Too often trauma is dismissed as "just being in your head" but many know the pain is all too real. We feel it - in our muscles, our cells, our heart, and in our heads. While there isn't a magic fix, no pill to make it disappear, we can ask for help. I strive to empower my clients and assist them in recovering from the adverse effects of their traumatic experiences. I aim to help you reach whatever goal you may have for yourself by providing non-judgmental support and helping facilitate your healing journey.

I graduated from Western Oregon University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and from Walden University with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have extensive experience working with kids ages 3-18 who struggle with sexual and physical abuse as well as neglect. I am an advocate for refugees and have volunteered abroad at Turkish refugee camps and international pediatric hospitals.

I have focused primarily on working with children ages 3-18, addressing an array of trauma histories including children with multiple and complex traumas in their lives. Together my clients and I address depression, anxiety, grief, self-esteem, and trauma reminders brought on by emotional, verbal, physical, and sexual abuse. My preferred theoretical approach is Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). TF-CBT is a component based psychosocial treatment model that incorporates elements of cognitive behavioral attachments, humanistic, empowerment, and family therapy models. I also have experience with PCIT, teaching parenting skills, peer support groups, and sex offense treatment.