WJCS Expert's Corner

This quarter's WJCS Expert's Corner features Liane Nelson, PhD, WJCS chief psychologist and director of the Trager Lemp Center: Treating Trauma and Promoting Resilience, discussing how WJCS treats people affected by trauma. Dr. Nelson is a New York State-licensed clinical psychology. See the full article here.


For more than 30 years, WJCS has been at the forefront of recognizing and addressing the psychological trauma caused by sexual abuse, domestic and community violence, and other life circumstances. The award-winning Trager Lemp Center: Treating Trauma and Promoting Resilience, located in all WJCS clinic locations, is the premier trauma treatment center in Westchester County. The center was formerly named the Treatment Center for Trauma and Abuse (TCTA). The center provides evidence-based treatment, community education, and related programming to help survivors heal from the traumatic impact of abuse and other forms of violence.

The Trager Lemp Center’s comprehensive outpatient programs are geared towards preventing violence and aggression by children and helping survivors of trauma and abuse. It provides targeted services for survivors of incest and child sex abuse, survivors of sexual assault, sexually aggressive children, and survivors of domestic violence.

Community education and training by WJCS experts fosters a trauma-informed system of care in schools, child-serving and mental health agencies throughout Westchester and within all WJCS programs. This system of care is sensitive to the trauma caused by abuse, violence, poverty and other adverse life experiences.

Programs in various WJCS departments promote healthy relationships throughout the lifespan and are designed to prevent violence and abuse.

Spanish-speaking staff is available at some sites.

Trager Lemp Center: Treating Trauma and Promoting Resilience includes:

Related Programs include:

For more information about trauma services,

Contact Liane Nelson, PhD, director, Trager Lemp Center: Treating Trauma and Promoting Resilience, and chief psychologist
914-949-7699 x475; [email protected]

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