for youth and adults

CVIC’s team of licensed therapists provide evidence-based, trauma-informed therapies for all ages, from youth as young as 2-years-old to adults who are experiencing trauma due to domestic/dating violence, sexual assault, and related interpersonal violence. Staff employ trauma-specific interventions proven to work to help people heal and begin to move forward.


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Adult Therapy

Our therapies for adults change lives, helping you focus on overcoming trauma from violence. Therapists can meet with you:

  • In-person at our office in downtown Grand Forks
  • Virtually, using telehealth technology

Youth Therapy

Therapists work with children and young adults to support their unique needs as victims of and witnesses to interpersonal violence. Non-abusing caregivers are integral to children’s care. Therapists meet with children:

  • In-person at our office in downtown Grand Forks
  • In-person in a child’s school within Grand Forks county
  • Virtually, using telehealth technology when deemed in a child’s interest to do so

“Therapy has given me a place to share my trauma experiences that contribute to my ongoing anxiety and depression, in a nonjudgmental and safe environment.” -Adult client

“I have noticed that I have been able to make more friends and have been able to talk to my friends more without being scared to.” – Youth client

Evidence-Based Interventions

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT): for children and teens with emotional and behavioral difficulties (it also involves a supportive parent/caregiver).

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): a powerful technique for children/young adults (age 12-18) and adults that helps to release emotional distress linked to traumatic experiences using stimulation and eye movement techniques to activate the natural healing process.

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT): a specialized therapy effective in reducing symptoms of post traumatic stress that develops after experiencing traumatic events including sexual assault or intimate partner violence