TRAUMA RECOVERY PROGRAM Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Services
TRAUMA RECOVERY PROGRAM
Childhood Trauma, Complex Trauma and PTSD
When the word trauma is mentioned we most often think about physical abuse, sexual abuse or even PTSD. Did you know that there are many forms of trauma that often go untreated? Some of these forms of untreated trauma are results of emotional abuse, experiencing an accident or witnessing a traumatic event. It can be a result of threats, bullying, and intimidation experienced as a child. Trauma can also be a result of living in a highly stressful family and learning how to cope under very difficult circumstances. Regardless of the type of trauma one may experience, one may be left with a feeling of uncertainty or a lack of control in their life. Generally, there is lingering depression or sadness that just doesn’t quite go away.
We treat all forms of trauma and focus on healing the somatic and cognitive aspects of the traumatic experience. We developed the trauma recovery program to help patients find safety once again in their lives. Our groups focus on developing skills to help patients feel more grounded and comfortable in their daily life; to relieve the body memories and mental images connected to trauma and releasing their influence on their current life. This program is designed to help patients reclaim mental, emotional, and physical health, and once again find joy in living.
Groups are curriculum based and offer step-by-step guidance on how to reduce symptoms and build personal wellbeing. Using an integrative approach, the program combines the benefits of DBT, psychodynamic, and experiential therapies to give patients the foundation for a successful recovery. Additionally, patients learn mindfulness practices that improve interpersonal relationships and family communication.
Individual sessions with a therapist are included in the program and patients receive individual attention to their most problematic issues. Individual therapy provides a private one-to-one experience where patients can work more intensely on treatment goals, and address those issues that seem too sensitive to initially share in the group. During individual therapy, patients have an opportunity to experience unconditional care and guidance from a therapist skilled in the recovery process.
Signs of Trauma
Individuals with untreated trauma may experience short periods of dissociation, night terrors or even nightmares. Flashbacks to the trauma are common, including body memory of painful experiences, high anxiety, and hypervigilance. Individuals dealing with trauma often avoid common social activities or feel fearful of certain types of people, place, or events. Our program offers hope and provides the care needed to successfully reduce the influence of trauma on one’s life.
Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) offers up to 30 hours of services each week and provides a more structured treatment environment for those that can benefit from a highly focused program. Our PHP programs are customized for each patient to address trauma and co-occurring issues.
The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) offers up to 12 hours of services each week. Services include individual sessions with a therapist and group therapy three times weekly. For patients who may need nutritional guidance, a consultation with the dietitian is available and is recommended for those patients who are prescribed mood stabilization medications.
There are three phases of treatment. The first two phases of treatment are curriculum based and require a minimum of 8-weeks participation. These two phases focus on the treatment goals established by the patient and their treatment team, and learning skills for recovery. The last treatment phase focuses on relapse prevention and identifying recovery support in the community.
Family members are encouraged to participate in the treatment process at the request of the patient and may join the patient’s individual session with their therapist. These sessions are dedicated to building effective communication skills and mutual support.
The Intake Process
To find out more about our specialized program for trauma please contact our main office at (520) 531-1040 or the Intake department at (520) 539-2558. An intake counselor will schedule your first visit and explain the program to you. Insurance benefits will be check and a start date set.
We look forward to working with you!