Psychological and emotional trauma is caused by extraordinarily stressful events that devastate your sense of safety and security, leaving you feeling helpless, vulnerable, and afraid. This type of trauma can result in upsetting memories that keep you in a state of stress or anxiety. You may also feel numb, disconnected from your environment, and unable to trust people. The effects of untreated trauma frequently lead to mental health disorders, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and substance use disorder. Victims of trauma are at high risk of self-harm, risk-taking behaviors, and suicidal ideation. A trauma therapy program in Florida can help you process your trauma to overcome symptoms and improve overall wellbeing.
At Harmony Hills, our multidisciplinary treatment team provides evidence-based, holistic trauma treatment that helps you heal from the physical, psychological, spiritual, and emotional impacts of trauma. When you decide to stop allowing the effects of trauma to control your life, we are here to help. Contact our team at 855.494.0357.
Do You Need Trauma Treatment?
Traumatic experiences typically involve a real or perceived threat of harm to your physical safety or wellbeing. However, any event or situation that leaves you feeling isolated, afraid, or overwhelmed can result in trauma symptoms. Bullying, emotional abuse, the death of a loved one, or significant life events like divorce are all identified as sources of trauma. The Harmony Hills trauma treatment program provides holistic, evidence-based therapy for individuals who have experienced events such as:
- Physical neglect or abuse
- Sexual assault or abuse
- Chronic illnesses
- Accidents or significant injuries
- Natural disasters
- War or acts of terrorism
- Witnessing or being the victim of a violent crime
Witnessing events that cause harm to others can also result in trauma, especially with repeated exposure. This type of trauma can affect children who witness domestic violence, people who live in war zones, and frontline workers. Trauma is the result of a person’s subjective response to an event. That is to say, it is not necessarily the event itself that causes trauma but how you react to and processes the event. The effects of trauma can be felt immediately or can surface weeks, months, or even years after the event.
The Connection Between Mental Health and Trauma
Traumatic events can happen to anyone at any time. If you live with chronic stress or have previously experienced trauma, you are more likely to experience new trauma. Children who have experienced trauma are especially at risk. Childhood trauma can have severe and long-lasting effects, especially when left untreated. Trauma is directly linked to numerous mental health disorders, including:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Anxiety disorders
- Dissociative disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Substance use disorders
- Borderline personality disorder
If you have trauma, you are more likely to use drugs and alcohol to cope with mental and emotional duress. Often, this creates a chain reaction of substance abuse, dependence, and addiction, which can exacerbate trauma symptoms. Research indicates that a statistically significant number of women and teens who seek substance abuse treatment have a history of trauma and abuse. At Harmony Hills, we understand the connections between these events. We provide mental health treatment and substance abuse treatment programs designed to treat dual diagnoses simultaneously, offering the most effective results.
What Happens in a Trauma Therapy Program?
Trauma therapy at Harmony Hills begins with treatment specialists to discuss your past personal, medical, and substance use history. The information gathered during this comprehensive assessment forms the basis of your treatment plan. We understand that everyone reacts to trauma differently, so your unique needs determine the course of trauma therapy. Treatment can include any of the following:
- Trauma-informed therapy
- Family therapy
- Individual and group therapy
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- EMDR therapy
Our knowledge and understanding of how current or past traumatic events can influence maladaptive behaviors direct us in providing evidence-based treatments designed to help you overcome the effects of trauma.
Discover the Benefits of Trauma Therapy at Harmony Hills
At Harmony Hills, we take the time to get to know each of our client’s uniques needs and circumstances to provide the individualized care needed to overcome the effects of trauma. Understanding the connection between trauma and mental health is essential to effective treatment. Call 855.494.0357 today to discover the benefits of trauma therapy.