Sanar’s Wellness Center Provides Specialized Trauma Healing Services for Individuals Who Have Been Impacted by Interpersonal Violence.
The Wellness Center’s mission is to support and empower individuals impacted by trauma to move beyond these experiences and build lives that are fully thriving. With a convenient location at a confidential office near Newark Penn Station, our services can be tailored to individual needs in English or Spanish, with interpreters available for clients who speak other languages.
Find Therapy That Identifies Complex Trauma
Individual and Group Therapy
Receive customized individual or group therapy with a licensed mental health clinician catering to your unique needs.
Form Resilient Responses to Trauma in a Safe Space
Participate in guided learning opportunities focusing on best practices to trauma response management and resilience
Build Relationships with Local Stakeholders
Address root issues of collective trauma experiences and identify resources and support for ongoing communal healing
Seek Community Through Survivor-Focused Support
Survivor Leader Support Sessions
Engage in therapeutic support with licensed mental health professionals where survivor leaders can feel safe
Wellness Center Skills and Practices
To meet the unique needs of our clients, Sanar’s Wellness Center utilizes evidence-based and promising practices including:
Narrative Therapy empowers the individual in becoming an expert in their life story, focusing on the parts of themselves and their lives that are most important to them.
Expressive Arts and Music Therapy
Creative Expressive Therapy such as arts and music, allow individuals in care to freely express themselves through various artistic mediums.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills
DBT includes mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress
tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. Examples of DBT-based skills that may be practiced in a session include body scan, mindful breath work, grounding, self-soothing techniques, and identifying boundaries.
Somatic Experiencing Skills
Somatic experiencing focuses on releasing energy that is stored in the body from experiences of trauma.
Sanar develops individualized trauma-sensitive yoga series incorporating restorative poses that specifically address the symptoms each individual is experiencing.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Also known as EMDR, this is an integrative, psychotherapy treatment where the meaning of painful events is transformed on an emotional and intelligence level.
Incorporates the connection of the body with the mind in the process of trauma healing. In addressing somatic impacts of trauma, the use of movement-based therapy integrates mindfulness practice, and builds body awareness.
This form of therapy focuses on the emotional connection and relationship between the individual and the therapy animal (dogs, cats, horses, birds, or rabbits).
Through mindfulness practices such as breathing exercises, individuals can begin to connect somatic symptoms of trauma to emotions, behaviors, and cognitive processes.
Internal Family Systems Therapy Skills
IFS is a psychotherapeutic modality that identifies the multiple parts of the self that may be associated with the traumatic event(s) that occurred. These skills are often used for individuals who have experienced complex trauma or addiction.