Highland Springs offers a variety of outpatient trauma treatment options because we understand that each situation is unique. Our trauma and PTSD specialists use a customized approach to trauma therapy based on what people respond to and cope with best. The top-tier trauma therapists at Highland Springs Specialty Center have specialized training and high-level expertise. Our therapists will be with you during each step of the recovery process, let us help you recover and restore peace to your life. Call one of our trauma and PTSD treatment centers today for more information. (Please note that PTSD specialists in Military Trauma are also available).
According to the American Psychological Association (APA), trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like war, abuse (verbal, emotional, physical, and sexual), and natural disasters to name a few. Survivors often give up hope for the future and may engage in dangerous and self-destructive behaviors.
People respond differently to trauma and each person must be treated as an individual, which is why the trauma and PTSD specialists at Highland Springs Specialty Center use a custom approach to trauma therapy based on which treatment method people respond to best. Highland Springs integrates cognitive behavioral therapy and desensitization into the treatment program to help clients recover from traumatic experiences. The goal of these treatment methods is to change how a person thinks about the trauma and its aftermath.
Cognitive behavioral therapy and desensitization at Highland Springs trauma and PTSD treatment centers are designed for all types of trauma, including combat trauma. Cognitive behavioral trauma therapy focuses on learning to identify the frightening thoughts about the world that cause fear and agitation from the past, to the surface. When these triggers are identified, trauma and PTSD specialists work with the client together to replace the agitated and fearful thoughts with more accurate thoughts, allowing the trauma to recede into the past and become a memory.
Desensitization occurs when a person verbalizes the story of the traumatic event in a safe therapeutic environment, allowing the emotions connected to the event to be felt and released. This allows the brain to heal a little at a time, decreasing flashbacks and other symptoms related to the trauma.
The ramifications of these factors can have terrible effects on the life of the trauma survivor because it can change how the person views objects, events, circumstances, themselves, and the world at large. The therapists at Highland Springs trauma treatment centers are determined to help clients recover from past trauma. Please call today for more information or fill out the form below to schedule a confidential counseling appointment.