Trauma is a condition that develops when the mind or body feels unsafe and experiences danger. This can occur when someone experiences a life-threatening event or through repeated events in abusive relationships, chaotic family environments, and through other violations of human dignity. The symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are often severe and develop over time. The symptoms mostly manifest in physical sensations of anxiety: tightness in the chest, panic, insomnia, heart palpitations and other forms of re-experiencing the trauma. A PTSD treatment program like the one that is part of the trauma therapy program at True Life Center offers relief and hope for individuals with PTSD and related disorders, such as acute stress disorder.
If you are experiencing PTSD symptoms and you are in CA, we can help. True Life Center provides comprehensive treatment for PTSD, anxiety, depression, addiction, or other disorders resulting from trauma. To find out more about our PTSD treatment program in California, reach out to us online today or call us at 866.420.1792 today and let us help you get on the road to healing and relief.
Do You Need PTSD Treatment?
Post-traumatic stress disorder occurs when a person suffers from emotional, mental, and physical symptoms that stem from past trauma. Trauma may include emotional, sexual or physical abuse, the death of a loved one, life-threatening car or plane accidents, witnessing a natural disaster, or growing up in a volatile home environment.
The symptoms of PTSD may include:
- Anxiety or depression
- Physiological symptoms like heart palpitations, muscle tension, gut disturbance
- Feelings of isolations
- Physical dependence to alcohol or substances as a way to manage PTSD symptoms
- Overcompensating to avoid a repeat of the trauma
The first step in PTSD treatment is identifying the condition. This usually requires a professional assessment from trained and licensed clinicians like the ones at True Life Center. A PTSD treatment program typically begins with a complete evaluation of your symptoms and an assessment of any co-occurring disorders that you may have.
What Constitutes PTSD Treatment?
Treatment for PTSD includes a combination of evidence-based and holistic approaches designed to heal the whole person, not just the condition. Since PTSD is different from other conditions, treatment needs to be adjusted to meet your individual needs. Our PTSD treatment program in Southern California includes:
When treating someone with post-traumatic stress disorder, it is vital to provide the right type of care that does not re-trigger the symptoms of the trauma. Trauma-informed care takes a more sensitive and strategic approach to overcoming the symptoms without reliving the traumatic event.
Evidence-Based Treatment Modalities
Evidence-based treatment is grounded in scientific study and peer-supported research. We integrate such treatment modalities into our program to promote long-term recovery and help you manage your PTSD symptoms. Cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy are two examples of this type of approach.
Holistic therapy is an effective supplement to evidence-based treatment and helps you improve address the physiological disturbances of the trauma, such as the muscle tension, insomnia, racing thoughts and heart palpitations. Holistic treatment may include mediation, yoga, nutrition, fitness, or massage therapy. The goal of holistic treatment is to allow you to metabolize all of the stress and trauma in your body and bring alignment to the mind, body, and spirit.
Individual, Family, and Group Therapy
Recovering from PTSD requires support from family and others who are on the path to recovery. Our PTSD treatment program offers in-depth therapy in individual, group, family settings so that you can learn and grow together.
Dual Diagnosis for PTSD and Addiction
Many people who have post-traumatic stress disorder also struggle with alcohol or substance use disorders, addiction. They often abuse substances as a way to cope with the discomfort and distress of the trauma. However, the symptoms of PTSD only get worse with continued substance use. Co-Occurring or Dual diagnosis is a form of treatment that allows you to get help for both conditions simultaneously.
At True Life Center, a treatment specialist can identify your condition and develop a treatment plan that helps you recover from your addiction and manage the symptoms of PTSD at the same time. When you uncover the root cause of your condition, you are more likely to manage and heal it over time.
Learn More About Our PTSD Treatment Program
True Life Center is committed to helping individuals find and express their authentic self. When suffering is deep and enduring, understanding the path forward brings comfort and hope. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive map for long-term recovery and optimal health. We listen carefully to you and your loved ones to understand and co-collaborate in the creation of your True Life Recovery Plan. Finding treatment for mental illness may seem challenging right now, but it’s only a phone call away. Five minutes of your time to explore help for PTSD can give you the key to years of stability and contentment. Give us a ring to start your journey to healing today.
True Life Center is committed to helping you live a fuller, happier life, free from post-traumatic stress disorder. Let us help you recover from your condition through our PTSD treatment program. If you are experiencing PTSD symptoms, call 866.420.1792 and get started with your treatment in our Southern California facility today.