Ilyse Hildebrand, LCSW, ACSW, founder of Indianapolis Trauma Therapy Center, began volunteering with various organizations supporting at risk youth in Chicago neighborhoods in the late 1980s and continued serving this vulnerable population after having moved to Indianapolis in 1991. Ilyse was inspired and forever changed by the resiliency and strength of the young children she had encountered. Compelled to work with victims of sexual abuse, violence and other trauma, she became increasingly committed to helping people heal their wounds and returned to school to further her education; this time focusing on direct care with survivors and working with
Having seen and experienced the impact relationships have on one's pain and wounds, as well as their growth and healing, Ilyse was naturally drawn to systems and attachment theories when guiding her therapeutic approach. Further informed by advancements in interpersonal neurobiology and the global support for somatic psychotherapy, she has dedicated her career to helping child and adult trauma survivors heal both their mind and their body. Building on over 25 years of treating trauma and attachment issues, she is now fulfilling her dream of creating a local trauma therapy center with a warm, home-like environment and holistic approach where individuals and families feel safe to explore their traumatic pasts and heal,
not only to survive, but thrive in life.