Trauma Therapy

Trauma Therapy

Trauma TherapyThe experience of trauma is far more common than people think. In the United States, around 60% of men and 50% of women will witness a traumatic event within their lifetimes. Trauma comes in many forms and affects men and women differently. Traumatic experiences can include vehicular accidents, physical, sexual or emotional abuse, or experiencing war or the death of another. Trauma therapy isn’t a single theory or single approach to therapy, but instead a group of modalities used to help people overcome mental health disorders like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorders (SUD) that stem from traumatic events. Therapists that specialize in treating trauma understand the interplay between the initial experience of trauma and the development of a mental health disorder or substance use disorder.

According to  J. Flanagan, Ph.D., in the article Concurrent Treatment of Substance Use and PTSD,


“While several theories have been proposed to explain the common co-occurrence of SUD and PTSD, the self-medication theory has received the most empirical support to date. This theory posits that individuals with PTSD incur a heightened risk for substance use and developing substance use disorders due to their propensity to drink alcohol or use drugs to mitigate the distressing symptoms and sequelae of PTSD. Support for this theory has been garnered by studies demonstrating that PTSD typically emerges before co-occurring substance use disorders as well as evidence indicating that PTSD symptom management is a primary rationale for substance use among individuals with co-occurring SUD and PTSD.”


About Our Trauma Therapy Approaches


Sobriety Options has 7 different locations with highly experienced clinicians and counselors that specialize in trauma therapy. A few of the most common approaches to treating trauma include, but are not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a talk therapy deigned to help people in a number of domains, namely, changing core beliefs that may harm them negatively, change dysfunctional assumptions they may have and reduce negative assumptions about life or self. Dialectical Behavior Therapy aims at helping people understand they may maintain opposing thoughts or perspectives and teaches the patient to understand they don’t have to think in purely black and white terms in life. Moreover, it aims to teach patients mindfulness, emotional regulation, tolerance for stress, interpersonal effectiveness and validation: the expression of validation from the therapist to the patient regarding their experiences, thoughts and emotions. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy is a unique method of treating trauma wherein a therapist guides you to move your eyes in specific ways while processing traumatic memories.


About Our Locations Offering Trauma Therapy


Sobriety Options has 7 different facilities that help their clients overcome trauma and the mental health and substance use disorders that may stem from the experience of trauma. Located in Murrieta, CA right next to San Diego, all locations are Joint Commission accredited, the highest accreditation available in the medical and clinical field for inpatient treatment. The locations are all in upscale environments offering gourmet food and weekly outings. Best of all the Treatment Team consists of the top medical, clinical and counseling staff available with combined experience of over 100 years.


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