The effects of trauma on the body are many. It can dramatically impact sleep, dysregulate moods, and increase the chance of substance abuse. Trauma therapy is a popular method of treatment to combat the symptoms caused by trauma to mental health or addiction. Trauma-informed therapy includes work with licensed therapists who assist patients through their traumatic conditions. Those who experience trauma may start to perceive reality through a dysphoric lens or associate once-normal activities with the events that have caused them pain. There are many forms of trauma therapy, including psychotherapy and trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy. At Sunshine Care Centers, our medical staff is prepared to guide you through the process.
What Does Trauma Therapy Help?
If a person is experiencing repeated flashbacks, irregular sleeping patterns, frequent nightmares or intrusive thoughts, and feelings of isolation, these are signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Some reasons people may seek trauma therapy include the following:
- Sexual abuse
- Car accidents
- Physical assault
- Childhood neglect
- Medical complications
- War or combat trauma
- Traumatic brain injuries
Trauma-based therapy helps individuals gain self-confidence in their abilities, eliminate or reduce trauma symptoms such as insomnia, and apply techniques to prevent relapse. People find it easier to function properly throughout the day, boosting their mood and enlightening their perception, so the focus is not on past trauma. At Sunshine Care Centers, we encourage establishing a support group and maintaining open communication with our clients.
Types of Trauma Therapies
Trauma therapy is a well-proven treatment for mental health disorders and addiction. Evidence-based research concludes that these therapies are efficient and effective. Some of the therapeutic modalities include:
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
- Narrative Exposure Therapy
- Cognitive Processing Therapy
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
- Prolonged Exposure Treatment
At our outpatient care center, we highlight the crucial phases that follow EMDR therapy and cognitive and dialectical behavior treatment. These treatments help memory processing, reduce problematic triggers in the brain, and teach skills that can be applied in everyday situations to help relieve stress or cravings. We ensure a clean and secure environment for our patients so they can freely express themselves and receive the necessary guidance during their recovery process.
Resources & Recovery at Sunshine Care Centers
Our medical staff is prepared to answer any questions you or a loved one may have regarding the suite of therapy programs we offer. We emphasize the value behind each person’s unique experience with their mental health or substance abuse struggles. Through treatment, we acquire the necessary tools and resources to effectively guide patients through the treatment processes. Don’t hesitate to reach out for the care you deserve to live a healthy, sober life!
Contact us to speak to a professional and get started on the road to recovery and a healthier you!