Dr. Tama Lane is committed to enhancing the resilience, mental health, coping capacities, and cultural and social integration of individuals and families that have endured and/or are threatened by traumatic events.

“Traumatic events are extraordinary, not because they occur rarely, but rather because they overwhelm the ordinary human adaptations to life.”  — Judith Herman, Trauma and Recovery

The word “trauma” has been applied to numerous contexts and integrated into popular vernacular to an extent that has lost some of it’s original meaning.  Technically, “trauma” refers to the events that are psychologically overwhelming, not the reaction.  A traumatic event can impact one’s quality of life, outline how individuals cope with, adapt to, and overcome the debilitating effects of trauma.  The psychological and emotional wounds and repercussions of the actual traumatic event can last for many years, and if unresolved, can become more devastating that the original traumatic event.

Major Types of Trauma

  • School Shootings
  • Natural Disasters
  • Large Scale Transportation/Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • House or Other Domestic Fires
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Stranger Physical Assault
  • Partner Battery
  • Torture
  • War
  • Child Abuse
  • Emergency Worker Exposure to Trauma