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"When we deny the story, it defines us. When we own the story, we can write a braver ending."    – Brené Brown

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After experiencing upsetting and life-altering events, it is common to encounter symptoms occasionally that remind you that life is not the same. Sometimes these symptoms can become overwhelming, and it can be challenging to enjoy life in meaningful ways.

The Trauma Enlightenment Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) at TICC are specialized intensive treatment services offered to support trauma survivors as they navigate life with these overwhelming symptoms of trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other disorders commonly developed from traumatizing events.

TICC offers three programs to support adolescent and adult clients. Details of these programs are provided below.

Trauma Enlightenment IOP Programs



(adolescents 11-18 years of age

in the court system)



(adolescents 11-18 years of age

NOT in the court system)


(adults 19 and older)

How are the Trauma Enlightenment
IOP Programs designed at TICC?

The Trauma Enlightenment IOP Programs at TICC are unique and the only programs of their kind within the Lexington, Kentucky area. These specialized programs have been designed to provide intensive, evidence-based therapeutic treatment to individuals in a small group setting. The co-creators of this program, Dr. Lauren Downey and Dr. Brittany Gentry, are clinically trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). IOP participants receive treatment following trauma-informed and culturally responsive protocols developed by Drs. Downey and Gentry which are outlined in their IOP manual The Trauma Enlightenment Program Workbook.

Program Details:
Next group begins
January 2023
Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 1:30 pm
4-Weeks, Group-Setting

TICC of Versailles
209 N. Main St., Suite F
Versailles, KY 40536

*See the “Locations” tab for pictures and directions.

Who are the best candidates for IOP Programs at TICC?

The best candidates for the IOP programs offered at TICC are any individuals who do not meet criteria for inpatient treatment but are seeking to receive increased support and connection through counseling services in an outpatient setting. The Trauma Enlightenment IOP Programs at TICC are not for clients who are actively engaging in substance use behaviors. Clients should be at least in early recovery (14 to 30 days of recovery). 
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Substance abuse (not actively but in early recovery)

  • Mood disorders

  • Eating disorders including distorted body image

  • Self-harm and suicidal thinking

  • Interpersonal and childhood trauma

  • Severe psychiatric symptoms like depression, anxiety, and extreme mood swings

  • Behavioral issues such as peer difficulties, social anxiety, impulsivity, and impaired academic performance

  • General confusion

  • Trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep

  • Feeling numb or emotionally disconnected

  • Withdrawing from others

Symptomatology Individuals in need of IOP may present with:
Physical Symptomatology of Trauma
  • Bodily aches and pains

  • Headaches

  • Stomach aches

  • Cramping

  • Jittery

  • Shaking

  • Muscle tension

  • Agitation

  • Irritability

Many individuals who have experienced trauma also present with physical symptoms.

What Insurances are Accepted?


  • WellCare

  • Anthem Medicaid

  • Aetna Better Health of KY

  • Humana Medical Plan

  • Passport (Molina Healthcare)

  • United HealthCare

  • Medicaid of KY


  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield

  • Anthem EAP

  • Cigna/Cigna EAP


  • Humana

  • Humana CareSource KY

  • United Healthcare/Optum

Steps to beginning a Trauma Enlightenment IOP Program


A self or community referral is REQUIRED. This referral be completed on the website by clicking here:


The client/caregiver will be contacted, and an extensive intake as well as trauma-informed assessments will be conducted with the client by one of our trained and licensed staff members.


Once the assessment is complete, the treatment team will determine if the referral is an appropriate fit for the Trauma Enlightenment IOP Program.


After this decision is made by the clinical team, the client will be scheduled to begin the IOP services the following week.

Have more questions? Send us an email at or call us at (859) 309-2877.

Meet the co-creators of the
Trauma Enlightenment IOP Program


Dr. Lauren E. Downey, LPCC-S

Founder & Clinical Director

Dr. Lauren E. Downey is a licensed professional clinical counselor and supervisor and she possess a doctorate degree from Eastern Kentucky University in counselor education and supervision. Dr. Downey has served in various counseling capacities in the central Kentucky area for the last 13 years. Dr. Downey is a certified trauma-focused cognitive behavioral counselor and the owner and founder of Trauma-Informed Counseling Center and the Trauma-Informed Counseling Center Foundation. Dr. Downey’s purpose and professional passion in life has been to help treat the diverse and multifaceted trauma needs of individuals in her community from a culturally responsive and inclusive clinical framework.
Dr. Brittany Gentry, LCSW

Dr. Brittany Gentry, LCSW

Co-Director & Clinician

Dr. Brittany Gentry is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and supervisor (LCSW) in Lexington, KY. Dr. Gentry received her Doctor of Social Work (DSW) from the University of Kentucky in May 2022. Dr. Gentry has been a Mental Health Clinician with TICC since 2019. Over the last ten years, Dr. Gentry has provided therapeutic services for children, adolescents, and families in various therapeutic settings (in-home, outpatient, and school-based). Despite her experience with various populations, Dr. Gentry’s passion remained working with adolescents involved in the juvenile justice system.  
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