Deepa Patel is the Co-Founder of Trauma and Hope. Trauma and Hope specifically focuses towards survivors of violence, sexual exploitation, gang prevention and intervention, and sex offender evaluations and treatment. Deepa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider and a Gang Specialist through the National Gang Crime Research Center. She is a dynamic clinician who has developed an expertise in treating non-voluntary clients, specifically juvenile and adult gang members, survivors of sexual trauma, and sex offenders. Deepa draws from range of therapeutic approaches to support individuals and families. She specializes in developmental trauma, complex trauma and mood disorders. She uses trauma-focused modalities to support traumatized individuals and families. Deepa is clinically trained in modalities such as Havening, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She has extensive experience in the field of trauma and been in the field since the early 2000’s.
Deepa has developed a proficient style of work with high risk and those managing complex trauma. Through her understanding and clinical devotion to her clients, she has widened her competency to develop an Intensive Outpatient and Inpatient Treatment Programs for survivors of sexual exploitation. This Certification offered by Trauma and Hope is SETTS, Sexual Exploitation Treatment and Training Services. SETTS provides a multidisciplinary clinical approach to screening, addressing, and treating, and working with victims of sexual exploitation, based on evidence based clinical practices. Deepa is a private consultant for numerous government and private based organizations in the area of trauma, human trafficking and perpetrators.
Deepa has widened her competency skills and is a Certified Havening Practitioner. She has witnessed how powerful and helpful Havening is to help people heal from years of pain and trauma. In her practice and personal life, Deepa has witnessed and experienced increased peace, calm, and insight from Havening.