When dealing with addiction recovery, it’s essential to understand the root of the issue. For many, addiction is not simply a physical dependence on drugs or alcohol but a coping mechanism for past traumas. Trauma therapy, or trauma counseling, is vital to any trauma treatment program. But what is trauma therapy? How does trauma therapy work? Learning more about this treatment can help you make a full recovery.
If you or a loved one is struggling with trauma, Sophros Recovery can help. Our trauma treatment program combines different therapies and approaches that are evidence-based and aimed at helping individuals overcome the effects of their trauma. Our team of qualified therapists provides individualized care, ensuring every individual’s needs are met.
Contact us today at 904.760.4295 for more information on how we can help you.
What Is Trauma Therapy?
Trauma therapy is a form of mental health counseling specifically designed to address and treat the effects of trauma. Trauma can come in many forms, from childhood abuse to military combat to experiencing a natural disaster. Whatever the cause, it can profoundly impact a person’s mental health, often leading to addiction issues.
Trauma therapy aims to help individuals confront and process the traumatic events in their lives healthily and effectively. It helps individuals to understand and identify their emotional responses to their past experiences. This therapy shows people how to develop positive coping skills to manage their emotional and psychological responses to trauma triggers.
How Does Trauma Therapy Work?
There are several different types of trauma therapy, each tailored to address different aspects of trauma. Some of the more common forms of trauma therapy include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
CBT focuses on changing negative thinking and behavior patterns, while EMDR uses physical sensory stimulation to help process traumatic memories. DBT combines talk therapy with mindfulness techniques to help individuals regulate their emotions and develop healthy coping mechanisms.
Trauma therapy typically involves working closely with a trained therapist regardless of the technique used. Sessions may also include group therapy sessions to allow individuals to share their experiences and find support from others going through similar struggles.
What Is Trauma Counseling?
Trauma counseling is a form of counseling that specifically addresses the emotional and psychological effects of trauma. It typically involves working with a licensed counselor or therapist who has experience in trauma therapy.
Trauma counseling may involve individual or group therapy sessions, depending on the needs of the individual. The focus of counseling is to help individuals identify and manage their emotional and psychological responses to traumatic experiences.
What to Expect in a Trauma Treatment Program
A trauma treatment program is a holistic approach to treating trauma-related issues, including addiction. At Sophros Recovery, we offer a range of trauma treatment programs, including partial hospitalization programs (PHP), intensive outpatient programs (IOP), evening IOP, and outpatient programs (OP).
Our trauma treatment program includes a range of evidence-based therapies, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). We also offer medication-assisted treatment, dual diagnosis treatment, and a broad range of family support options.
At Sophros Recovery, we believe in treating the whole person, which is why our trauma treatment program includes case management, comprehensive aftercare planning, and alumni support. We also offer a veterans-specific program, recognizing the unique trauma many veterans experience due to their service.
Contact Sophros Recovery for Trauma Therapy Today
If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction and the effects of trauma, Sophros Recovery can help. Our trauma treatment program is tailored specifically to the unique needs of each individual, helping them to confront and process past traumas healthily and effectively.