Personalized Therapy & Support for Survivors

If you’re an adult survivor, the first thing to know is that, whatever traumatic event has happened to you, it’s not your fault.  The second thing to know is that our program can help you cope and grow beyond your trauma.

How trauma can impact your life


Some symptoms may include:
  • Having nightmares or trouble sleeping at night
  • Becoming angry and aggressive
  • You find yourself withdrawing from those you care about
  • It’s difficult to make decisions
  • You are ill more often than normal
  • It’s difficult to leave the house
  • The feeling of being overwhelmed, isolated or misunderstood
No matter how your trauma experience is affecting your life, if your trauma has occurred in the last three years the OSU STAR Trauma Recovery Center (TRC) can offer grant-sponsored treatment, case management, and support free of charge.

Evidence-based therapy from a professional, caring staff


STAR TRC uses a variety of evidence-based therapies that have been shown to help survivors. We personalize your treatment according to your unique trauma experience.

Our staff includes physicians, licensed social workers, clinical counselors, case managers, psychiatrists, nurses and other professionals who coordinate internal and community resources to help you navigate your recovery.

No two traumatic events are exactly alike. STAR TRC staff work with each survivor to tailor treatment and support to match individualized needs. We work with each survivor to help them learn how to recognize and cope with symptoms, and to navigate the healing process.

The STAR Trauma Recovery Center, one of the first of its kind in the Midwest, is federally-funded through a Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant administered by the Ohio Attorney General’s office.

For help, contact:

STAR Trauma Recovery Center
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
1670 Upham Drive, Fifth Floor

614-293-7827 (STAR)
STARTraumaRecoveryCenter@osumc.edu
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8 am – 5 pm

Share your story and affirm your life


Some survivors find that sharing about their recovery can be a powerful step in their healing process as well as an impactful way to give back to the community by sharing courage and hope with others. We are currently forming a Survivor Speakers Bureau for individuals interested in advocacy and public speaking about their healing journey. Participants will receive training and support to practice story-building and public speaking skills.  If you’re interested in participating, please call (614) 293- 7827 (STAR) or email STARTraumaRecoveryCenter@osumc.edu, and mention the Speakers Bureau.