At Peer Mental Wellness, we understand the impact of trauma on mental health. That’s why we are dedicated to providing effective treatment for those who have experienced traumatic events. Through evidence-based treatment for a wide range of mental health disorders, including trauma disorders, we’re able to support lasting healing and recovery.
Learn more about trauma treatment at Peer Mental Wellness by contacting our team at 714.844.5473.
Understanding Different Types of Trauma
Trauma is an experience that overwhelms a person’s capacity to cope or process a situation. It can come in many forms, including:
- Physical or emotional abuse
- Natural disasters
- Witnessing violence or death
- Life-threatening illnesses or injuries
- Sudden changes in lifestyle
- Abandonment by loved ones
Depending on the type of trauma experienced and its severity, it can lead to long-term psychological issues.
Trauma's Impact on Mental Health
The effects of trauma can manifest in a variety of ways—some immediately after the traumatic event, while other symptoms may appear months or years later. People who have experienced extreme trauma may develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which affects their ability to cope with daily stressors and may lead to depression and anxiety disorders. Other impacts include:
- Difficulty sleeping or concentrating
- Excessive fear
- Feelings of guilt
- Substance abuse
- Relationship issues
- Self-harm and suicidal thoughts
- Flashbacks to the traumatic event
- Avoidance behaviors such as avoiding activities that remind them of the event
- Reenacting behaviors from the experience as if trying to relive it repeatedly
What to Expect in Trauma Treatment
At Peer Mental Wellness, we use evidence-based approaches to trauma therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which helps patients reframe negative thinking patterns related to their traumatic experiences. Our clinicians also utilize dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), an approach that focuses on teaching skills such as mindfulness meditation that help reduce symptoms related to PTSD. Family therapy helps rebuild relationships that may have been impacted by trauma. Finally, our clinicians provide support through individual therapy sessions where they guide patients step-by-step through processing their experiences using modalities like mindfulness meditation therapy, music therapy, and art therapy.
Benefits Of Trauma Treatment
Seeking professional help for your condition is essential for your mental wellness journey. With proper treatment, you can learn new skills that will enable you to manage stress better and reduce symptoms of PTSD or depression associated with your condition. You will also be able to better understand yourself and gain insight into how best to cope with difficult situations when they arise. With successful treatment comes improved relationships with family members who may not have understood what you were going through prior to beginning therapy sessions at Peer Mental Wellness. Ultimately, you will be able to take control over your life again—feeling empowered rather than powerless—knowing that your past experiences don’t have to define who you are today.
Contact Peer Mental Wellness to Get Started
There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to addressing trauma-related issues. Each person’s journey towards healing is unique and requires personalized care tailored specifically for them at Peer Mental Wellness. If you have been through any type of traumatic experience—whether recent or from years ago—and are still feeling its effects, we invite you to contact us today so that we can start helping you heal. Together, we will work towards understanding your unique situation and create a program designed specifically for you so that you can reclaim control over your life once again. By taking proactive steps towards managing your mental health today at Peer Mental Wellness, tomorrow can be brighter.