Trauma-informed therapy recognizes the impact of trauma on an individual's mental and physical wellbeing. The main goal of trauma-informed therapy is to create a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their experiences and develop coping strategies for managing the effects of trauma.
This approach emphasizes collaboration, empowerment, and the importance of building on the client's strengths and resiliencies. It also recognizes that individuals may have unique sensory and communication needs, and that therapy approaches may need to be adapted to suit these needs.
This approach is particularly relevant for autistic clients who can be more vulnerable to experiencing trauma and may struggle with the effects of traumatic experiences. By following these principles, therapists can promote emotional regulation, resilience, and a positive sense of self in their clients.