PTSD Treatment in California
PTSD Treatment Center for Women
We also offer dual diagnosis treatment for PTSD separately. This program is for women who are suffering from addiction and PTSD at the same time.
Trauma impacts people of all ages and genders. Being a victim of trauma or witnessing a traumatic event is an all too common occurrence for thousands of people each year. Unfortunately, much of what we see in the news and on social media today can also contribute to trauma for many people. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health struggle rooted in trauma. Many people relate post-traumatic stress disorder to specific individuals or professions such as soldiers, emergency medical services providers, firefighters, police officers, and similar. While trauma is often a part of the work environment for these individuals, trauma is not limited to specific professions.
Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD can result from different types of trauma. For many, PTSD develops after they directly witness or experience a traumatic event. But what is trauma? Trauma may be different things to different people. Some common examples of trauma include abuse, serious injury, illness, natural disasters, assault, and experiencing or witnessing violence. It is also possible to develop PTSD by learning about traumatic experiences involving a friend or loved one. Although many other circumstances might be defined as traumatic for one person but not for another, each can lead to serious, complex mental health struggles that require comprehensive treatment to safely and successfully address.
When someone experiences symptoms related to post-traumatic stress disorder, they may experience a range of symptoms related to powerful and intense thoughts and emotions. Often, thoughts and feelings explicitly related to the trauma or traumatic event persist long after the situation that led to trauma has been resolved. These thoughts are disturbing, painful, and challenging to manage. For some, flashbacks and nightmares lead to consistently reliving the event. In contrast, others experience heightened awareness and increased reactivity to ordinary stimuli such as balloons popping, hands clapping, a door slamming, or even the touch or embrace of someone else. People who struggle with PTSD will go out of their way to avoid specific situations (such as places, events, and people) that remind them of traumatic events.