What is Trauma Therapy? What is Trauma-informed Care?
Trauma Therapy and Trauma-informed Care are different, although related, concepts.
Trauma Therapy is specifically designed to treat the actual consequences of trauma.
Trauma-informed Care is focused on improving your all-around wellness rather than treating trauma-specific symptoms.
Elite DNA Behavioral Health is a trauma-informed outpatient treatment center with providers who are equipped to support you as you process and release trauma. We currently have 35 providers in our locations all over Florida who are trained in evidence-based trauma therapy modalities, such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART).
A traumatic experience is a singular event, a series of events, or a set of circumstances that hinders your ability to cope with the stress it produces, leaving you feeling unsafe, vulnerable, and out of control. The experience can be emotionally or physically harmful, or both.
These experiences threaten your life or body, invoking intense feelings of helplessness, powerlessness, and/or terror. Without protective supports, traumatic experiences can have devastating and sometimes lasting effects on your physical, mental, and spiritual health.
It’s important to receive support when you have lived through traumatic experiences and have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
How do Trauma Therapy and Trauma-informed Care work?
Our therapists offer a variety of different psychotherapy models to individualize your care:
Can Trauma Therapy or Trauma-informed Care help me?
Trauma therapy or trauma-informed care can help you. Whatever your current symptoms, remember this: your reactions to trauma are normal responses to an abnormal situation.
How do Most People Respond to Trauma Therapy?
We all react to trauma in different ways, there is no “right” or “wrong” way to think, feel, or respond. We encourage you to avoid comparing your reactions to anyone else’s, even if you experienced the same trauma at the same time, i.e., a natural disaster.
You may be experiencing emotional responses such as:
- have difficulty concentrating
- feeling anger, anxiety, fear, guilt, shame, self-blame
- withdrawing from others
Physical symptoms of trauma can include:
- insomnia or nightmares
- edginess and agitation
- muscle tension; aches and pains
If your reactions to your trauma do not improve over time, or if they start to interfere with your daily life, you can seek help from a trauma therapist or a trauma-informed care provider.
What can I expect from Trauma Therapy at Elite DNA Behavioral Health?
As a new patient, your trauma therapy services will begin with an intake appointment with your Care Coordinator. Your Care Coordinator will take your medical history, help you complete any necessary paperwork, and match you with the right provider (or providers) for you.
Already established patients can speak to your current therapy provider about your additional treatment options, or potentially be referred to another Elite DNA provider that offers trauma treatment that suits your unique case. It’s very important to us that you feel comfortable with your therapist, as you’ll be doing deeply intimate work which can sometimes feel scary and painful. Working through your trauma is a worthwhile endeavor, and with the right treatment, you can reduce triggers and create a more peaceful, and happy life that you look forward to. During your sessions, you can expect to feel safe, respected, and understood.
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Our therapists are specialized in trauma-informed care. In fact, we’re proud that our entire agency is trauma informed so you receive the best possible care in a supportive and safe environment.
Let us help create a tailored plan to care for you.