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Elite DNA Behavioral Health Services

Experience Healing with Trauma Therapy

Trauma Therapy and Trauma-informed care are related concepts that help you cope with trauma responses.


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.

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.

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.

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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:

  • shock
  • denial
  • disbelief
  • have difficulty concentrating
  • feeling anger, anxiety, fear, guilt, shame, self-blame
  • withdrawing from others

Physical symptoms of trauma can include:

  • insomnia or nightmares
  • fatigue
  • 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 receive a referral to our Trauma Therapy program. It’s very important that you feel comfortable with your therapist. Working through trauma can be scary and painful. You can expect to feel safe, respected, and understood.

You’re Not Alone… We Can Help.

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.

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