Intensive Outpatient Therapy in West Seattle

The process of healing from trauma can be long and arduous. The best way to navigate this journey is with the help of a compassionate, caring, and supportive therapist who provides intensive trauma therapy.

Laura Bruco, MSW is a Seattle-based trauma therapist providing the supportive environment and professional guidance patients in West Seattle and the surrounding areas need.

Personal Growth Path

Why You Need an Intensive Trauma Therapist

Industry statistics show that 6% of the population will have a traumatic experience at some point in their lives. And seeing as humans are unique, we also have different ways of dealing with our trauma.

A generic approach to therapy and mental health does not always work for people seeking to move on from the mental and physical pain brought on by their trauma.

As such, Laura Bruco, MSW has developed an outpatient program that allows you to dig deep within yourself and immediately use what you’ve learned in the real world.

Apart from this, an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for trauma victims in West Seattle provides more benefits:

  • Consistent treatment and support from a professional
  • Maintain everyday routines and responsibilities
  • More cost-effective compared to a residential or inpatient treatment program
  • Immediate application of learned coping skills in the real world

Our Process

This unique program that Laura created is divided into three: Discovery Group, Experience Group, and Individual Psychotherapy.

The Discovery Group provides the perfect setting and opportunity for you to learn about yourself and develop skills like mindfulness, authenticity, and bravery within the context of self-care.

Then, you get the chance to practice what you’ve learned and experience new relationship patterns through the Experience Group.

Meanwhile, Individual Psychotherapy is the interplay between the first two. This is a nonjudgmental, supportive, and interactive process that will help you challenge yourself, try, and fail in a safe environment and ensure that you get the support you need from the program.

Throughout the 12-week intensive outpatient program, you will have the support of a psychodynamic psychotherapist with expertise in attachment and trauma therapy. You can also come back and do the groups again so you can continue exploring yourself.

Why Choose Laura Bruco, MSW?

Laura Bruco, MSW is a trauma therapist who will collaborate with you to develop an intensive outpatient treatment plan that meets or exceeds your goals for psychotherapy. With Laura’s support, you will be empowered as you try different experiences to see what fits you best.

Take a Step Toward Healing

The first step toward healing from your trauma is recognizing you need help. Laura Bruco, MSW can lend you a hand as an intensive outpatient therapist in West Seattle.

Book a consultation with Laura today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose an outpatient program over residential treatment?

Separating patients from family or work commitments for an extended period is not always feasible and can even hinder their progress and desire to get better. With an IOP, they can still get the treatment they need without having to be away from home for long periods.

What to expect from IOP?

An IOP varies from one facility to another. However, under Laura Bruco, MSW, you can expect guided weekly discovery groups and experience groups, as well as an hour-long individual therapy session every week to process everything you’ve learned.

Why are group sessions important?

Many are understandably apprehensive about discussing their problems in front of strangers. But simply listening to those who can effectively communicate their feelings in public can help you begin to recognize that they are experiencing problems similar to yours, which can help you cope better, knowing you’re not alone.