About Us

Help For Trauma is proud to be a part of the Mental Health Freedom Movement. We believe in accessibility to mental health for all. This site is an umbrella for sister companies striving to get the message out that “Trauma is not a life sentence.” It can be resolved in a matter of weeks.

This site will guide you to get help for trauma whether you are a trauma survivor, or a person supporting a survivor.
Intensive Trauma Recovery operates under HelpFor Trauma.com. Here you can contact us for service and/or this site will link you to ITRtraining.com to get trauma training of all kinds or HelpFor Trauma.org where the Help For Trauma Education and Research nonprofit site will fill you in on the research and education projects and the opportunity to join us.

Linda Gantt PhD, ATR-BC

Dr. Gantt is the owner and Executive Director of Intensive Trauma Therapy. She is a board-certified art therapist (ATR-BC) with the Art Therapy Credentials Board. She is well known among art therapists, having served as president and journal editor of the American Art Therapy Association and as chair of the National Coalition of Art Therapies Associations. She is also a leading art therapy researcher and author, as well as the developer with Carmello Tabone of the internationally recognized Formal Elements Art Therapy Scale. Dr. Gantt has taught in a number of graduate art therapy programs including the George Washington University, Vermont College, Notre Dame de Namur, and Florida State University.

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Dr. Louis Tinnin

Dr. Tinnin (1932-2014) had a successful 50-year career as a psychiatrist. He served tirelessly as the founder of two outpatient trauma clinics: Trauma Recovery Institute (1996-2006) and Intensive Trauma Therapy (2006-present). He and his wife, Linda Gantt, developed the Instinctual Trauma Response™ method from early clinical trials at Chestnut Ridge Hospital at West Virginia University (Morgantown, West Virginia) and the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center (Clarksburg, West Virginia).

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