Trauma Treatment In San Diego
Trauma happens when the ability to cope is absent.
If you have experienced one or several events that felt deeply disturbing or distressing, this can cause long-term psychological difficulties when left unresolved. Common traumatic situations involve acts of violence, military combat, domestic or child abuse, a car accident, a natural disaster, assault, or sexual abuse. While our response to traumatic situations can vary based on the individual, victims of psychological trauma often feel overwhelmed, anxious, hopeless, and are unable to cope. Some of the most common mental health disorders associated with trauma are anxiety and PTSD.
Trauma is defined as a deeply disturbing or distressing experience. You’ve probably heard words and phrases like “traumatized”, “PTSD”, or “traumatic”. Fortunately, we are living in a society where we are getting more comfortable talking about trauma. The reality is, we all have dealt with traumatic experiences. We may not all have Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), but we have all had negative or scare experiences that stick with us for a long time.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition where a person has difficulty overcoming anxiety and fear related to a traumatic incident. You might experience flashbacks or recurring nightmares that cause an intense emotional reaction. You might avoid certain places or people you associate with this experience.
We can help.
If you have one or more of these symptoms, we would like to help you rebuild and heal. After an evaluation, a therapist will develop a treatment plan to determine the most helpful way to proceed. We will provide you with information about trauma and a safe therapeutic space for you to share the struggles and symptoms associated with your trauma.
At the Institute of Modern Recovery, we offer a variety of treatment modalities. This would include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to minimize distressing symptoms and improve functioning. EMDR therapy is another option that your therapist may use in treatment. EMDR helps client reprocess traumatic events. Within each modality, we understand the importance of information and education. We will teach you multiple skills that will help you more effectively cope with your emotions.
We are here to help you on your road to recovery. Our staff is here to help you. If you are experiencing symptoms related to trauma in San Diego, we welcome you to contact us, so that we may assist you.