Psychological trauma can affect your life for many years after the event or situation that caused it. Trauma doesn’t easily resolve itself. Further, it’s especially difficult to try to do it on your own. At Westwind Recovery, our trauma therapy program helps you learn about the emotions your trauma caused, where they originate, and how to react in a healthier manner. Finding help allows you to restore happiness and stability to your life.
What is Trauma Therapy?
Trauma therapy programs are a form of mental health treatment. In this treatment, therapists assist clients in overcoming psychological trauma. A traumatic event is one in which you perceive a threat to your life, bodily integrity, or sanity. Trauma happens when your ability to cope is completely overwhelmed. Thus, to regain your footing you need professional help.
In any trauma therapy program, you begin the healing process by discovering what is causing your pain. Since trauma from the past can threaten the life you live now, it’s vital to get to the heart of what is causing your pain. Trauma therapy programs are designed to do just that, locate the root cause.
Perhaps you witnessed or experienced a traumatic event firsthand or you encountered trauma secondhand. Either way, your reactions to traumatic events reveal themselves over time. Thus, a trauma happening in adulthood can be equally devasting as one having happened in childhood and vice versa. Furthermore, you may not feel the effects of your trauma until years after the event. You may start behaving differently, feeling out of sorts, or reacting inappropriately to ordinary situations or persons. All the while, you’ll be at a loss about why, which can provoke anxiety or depression, create tensions in your intimate, personal, and professional relationships, lead to substance abuse, and even addiction.
Trauma Therapy Program Types
Often, the severity of symptoms will determine the treatment options available. However, every trauma therapy program seeks to reduce the amount of emotional and psychological turmoil you are enduring. Westwind Recovery offers several different psychiatric modalities such as:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Psychodynamic psychotherapy
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
We design these trauma therapy programs among others to produce dramatic healing for every client we see. Because everyone’s trauma is different, treatments must be designed to fit individual needs. Our staff understands the uniqueness of your experience. Westwind Recovery has the knowledge and compassion to work with you to reveal, explore, and heal your trauma.
Many people are oblivious to the fact they are suffering from trauma. For some, the thought simply never occurs to them. Yet, they are acutely aware of their unhappiness, poor mental health, substance abuse, or addiction. You can’t treat what you don’t understand. Thus, Westwind Recovery’s trauma therapy programs in Los Angeles can help you heal.
By allowing you to recognize your trauma and teaching new coping skills, it becomes easier and safer to regain control of your life. You can enjoy life again once the weight of trauma has been lifted.