Trisha is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) who graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a specialization in Trauma-Informed Care. She is well-versed on the effects of acute and complex forms of trauma (e.g., extreme aggression, blackouts, hallucinations, self-harm, dissociation), along with the long-term effects of early childhood neglect and pre-verbal trauma. She has knowledge about the social, emotional, psychological, and societal impact of ACES and understands the importance of identifying and addressing toxic stress in children and adolescents. She understands how trauma affects the brain, body, and mind, and which treatments are most effective for individuals with acute and complex trauma.
Trisha has experience working with individuals with mental and physical disabilities, a wide range of mental illnesses including depression, anxiety, and personality disorders, and victims of sexual assault. She has experienced working as both a mental health therapist and a substance abuse counselor. In addition, she has worked heavily with individuals involved with the Department of Human Services and the Department of Corrections. Trisha strives to be an advocate and support for her clients and values the importance of connection and trust within the therapeutic relationship.