Seeking Safety

Request a Tour

Seeking Safety

Seeking Safety is an evidence-based, present-focused counseling model to help people attain safety from trauma and/or substance abuse. It directly addresses both trauma and addiction, but without requiring clients to delve into the trauma narrative (the detailed account of disturbing trauma memories). Seeking Safety offers 25 topics, each a safe coping skill, and follows the key principles of Seeking Safety:


1. Safety as the overarching goal (helping clients attain safety in their relationships, thinking, behavior, and emotions)
2. Integrated treatment (working on both trauma and substance abuse at the same time)
3. A focus on ideals to counteract the loss of ideals in both trauma and substance abuse
4. Four content areas: cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, case management
5. Attention to clinician processes (clinicians’ emotional responses, self-care, etc.)


For immediate assistance, please call our Admissions Specialists at 1 (562) 473-0827.

For more information or to start admissions – fill out the form below and we’ll reach out to you as soon as possible:



Preparing for a Sober College Experience

Whether you're in recovery from a substance use disorder or simply want to avoid alcohol and drug-related problems in college, abstinence is the best answer. A sober college experience promotes better academic performance and can prevent a number of problems related...

3 of the Best Summer Exercise Routines for Addiction Recovery

As summer approaches, the improving weather and sunnier, longer days make it possible to enjoy more outdoor activities. Many of the best summer exercise routines for addiction recovery can be undertaken by anyone. Regardless of their level of fitness, exercise and...

The Considerable Benefits of Getting Outdoors in Recovery

Getting outdoors in recovery is one of the most effective and easy therapeutic techniques. Exploring the natural world improves your physical and mental health. There are considerable benefits to connecting with nature and doing outdoor physical activity. Recharge by...

Schedule an Appointment

Schedule an Appointment