COVID 19 – Pro Bono Trauma Therapy for Healthcare Providers

When the PPE comes off, could you use a hand?

Are you a Healthcare Provider or First Responder affected by the impact of COVID-19? Trauma Recovery Network may be able to help! You don’t have to climb this mountain alone.

EMDR Trauma Recovery Network of Western Washington

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The Trauma Recovery Network (TRN) of Western WA is a group of therapists specially trained to assist survivors of natural or man-made disasters recover from traumatic stress. TRN’s network of therapists work to provide trauma-specific treatment, EMDR, at no cost for up to three sessions.* TRN is currently accepting healthcare providers and first responders impacted by COVID-19.

The TRN network provides an evidence-based therapy called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) developed to help people suffering from traumatic stress and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In many cases, early intervention with EMDR can resolve an acute stress response and prevent the development of PTSD. EMDR has been researched for over 25 years and has been endorsed as an effective treatment for PTSD by the American Psychological Association, the Veterans Administration, the Department of Defense, the World Health Organization, the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

The TRN network EMDR therapists work with individuals in a one-on-one counseling setting, telemental health setting, or in groups depending on the situation and a variety of considerations. The group therapy trauma protocol is very powerful, and unlike most other group therapy or Critical Incident Stress Management Debriefings, it does not require extensive talking about the traumatic incident. During the WA State “Stay at Home” order, TRN is offering pro bono therapy sessions via telemental health on HIPAA secure teleconferencing platforms. Once the “Stay at Home” order is lifted we can return to face-to-face sessions.

The TRN network is connected to a larger organization, Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program (, which is a non-profit organization. Trauma Recovery Network EMDR therapists have participated in helping survivors and/or the first responders involved in the Sandy Hook school shooting, the Pulse Night Club shooting, Hurricane Katrina, 9/11, the Boston Marathon bombings, among others. We welcome the opportunity to serve those who are serving our community in the COVID 19 crisis. Please contact TRN for further information on how to get connected with services.

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