Frequently Asked Questions

What is the definition of trauma?

Webster defines trauma as “a deeply distressing or disturbing experience” or the “emotional shock following a stressful event or a physical injury, which may be associated with physical shock and sometimes leads to long-term neurosis.” Going below the surface to provide a more comprehensive definition, complex psychological trauma is repetitive or prolonged harm or abandonment…that can cause extreme stress in body, mind, emotions and relationships resulting in dissociation, emotional dysregulation, somatic distress, and relational or spiritual alienation.

How do I know whether or not I am an appropriate client for the Richmont Trauma Center (RTC)?

If you have had experiences in your past that are causing you a level of ongoing distress in your daily life, you would be a good candidate to seek help at the RTC. There may be some uncertainty as to whether or not this would be a good fit for you, so if you have a question, feel free to call us at (423) 308-1888 and we can make sure to help get you the help that you need.

What kinds of issues can I address if I come to the RTC?

We have therapists who have expertise in individual, marital and family counseling. These therapists are equipped to confront a myriad of issues from domestic violence to sexual abuse to loss of a friend or family member. If something in your life has caused ongoing disturbance, do not hesitate to call and we will make sure you will be matched with an appropriate therapist who can help you towards a place of healing and wholeness.

Are there any other services available outside of individual, marital and family counseling sessions?

Counseling groups are available to address a variety of issues. Our counselors can also get you connected with other resources you may need to address your struggles in a more holistic fashion.

Can I use my insurance to see someone at the RTC?

While people are invited to participate in the services of the trauma center regardless of insurance coverage, the RTC has therapists who accept a wide variety of insurance providers. Fee for service is also available for those who do not have insurance.