Trauma and PTSD Treatment in San Diego

Everyone will experience trauma in their lives. However, trauma and PTSD treatment becomes necessary when long-term symptoms go untreated. As the American Psychological Association (APA) notes in “Trauma,” trauma is an emotional response to an event or circumstance that causes physical, emotional, or life-threatening harm.

While feeling psychological and physical distress from trauma is common, the symptoms often dissipate over time. However, for some people, trauma symptoms can develop into post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to Medline Plus, PTSD is a mental health disorder that leaves you feeling overwhelmed and unable to function in your life after trauma. Thus, when you are overwhelmed, seeking support with trauma and PTSD treatment can help you build healthy coping skills.

At Sober Life, we know how difficult it can be to find flexible and affordable support that fits your life. Even when you feel overwhelmed, the world keeps spinning. Yet, you cannot put your life and responsibilities on hold. However, when left unaddressed, trauma can develop into PTSD and impede your life, from your daily functioning and relationships to your work and school life. Therefore, you deserve trauma and PTSD treatment that meets you where you are on your recovery journey. We are committed to providing flexible trauma and PTSD treatment to help you build a healthier you.

Addressing the Challenges of Trauma and PTSD

Unaddressed trauma and PTSD can make your daily life more challenging. PTSD diminishes your quality of life as it impairs your ability to actively participate in your life. Difficulties with your symptoms eat away at your ability to do daily tasks, participate in activities, go to work, attend school, and spend time with the people you care about. Feeling like you are physically and psychologically always on the edge of a life-threatening event is exhausting.

Moreover, being in a constant state of fight or flight can impair the way you think about yourself, others, and the world. Trauma in PTSD often leaves you feeling like having a meaningful and purposeful life is impossible. Thus, trauma and PTSD can impede your ability to pursue and achieve your life goals, which further decreases your satisfaction with life. Listed below are some of the common challenges you may experience with trauma and PTSD:

  • Flashbacks
  • Nightmares
  • Avoiding reminders of the trauma
    • Places
    • People
    • Events
    • Objects
    • Thoughts
    • Feelings
  • Feeling on guard
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Losing interest in things
  • Feeling guilt and self-blame
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Angry outburst
  • Co-occurring disorders and conditions
    • Depression
    • Substance use disorder (SUD)
    • Chronic pain

Feeling like you have little control over your life and a sense of safety is understandably scary. It can be particularly distressing when your distress prevents you from doing things you enjoy or spending time with your loved ones. Therefore, PTSD typically increases your risk for health issues and co-occurring disorders like SUD. Despite the challenges of PTSD, with personalized trauma and PTSD treatment, you can build adaptive tools for healing.

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Finding Trauma and PTSD Treatment at Sober Life

Trauma and PTSD treatment is not designed to eliminate or suppress traumatic experiences. We believe trauma and PTSD treatment should give you the tools you need to build healthy coping strategies. At Sober Life, we believe in the importance of treating the whole of your parts for your long-term recovery. Through our holistic approach to trauma and PTSD treatment, we address the interconnected relationship between your experiences and the mind-body connection to your challenges. With our HealthyU program, you can work in collaboration with masters-level clinicians to build a customized treatment plan that supports your specific needs.

Discover Your Path to Healing

When you have access to holistic care, you can learn how to build coping tools to support healing in mind, body, and spirit. Individualized trauma and PTSD treatment can be vital to recovery as it addresses your specific experiences and needs. At Sober Life, we offer holistic approaches to mental health and substance use treatment because recovery is not a one-size-fits-all process. Your trauma and response to that trauma is unique to you. You deserve trauma and PTSD treatment that gives you the space you need to find the right path to healing.

Whether you have challenges with co-occurring disorders or not, you should have individualized trauma and PTSD treatment that acknowledges the impact of every part of you on your well-being. Through our mental health and addiction recovery approaches, you can participate in our resiliency-focused care model to adapt and overcome obstacles to live your best life.

Mental Health Recovery Approach

As the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) notes, trauma and PTSD often co-occur with other mental and physical problems. Some common co-occurring disorders and conditions with trauma and PTSD include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Cardiovascular issues
  • Sleep issues
  • Stomach issues
  • Chronic pain
  • SUD

The increased risk for poor health outcomes from physical and mental health concerns adds another layer of difficulty to PTSD. Therefore, our HealthyU program is designed to provide flexible and affordable trauma and PTSD treatment to address the roots of your challenges. Digging into the roots of your challenges with PTSD can help you better understand the relationship between your experiences and physical and psychological well-being.

Some of the mental health services we offer in HealthyU include:

  • Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
  • Hybrid IOP
    • Virtual group IOP
  • Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
  • Veteran IOP
  • Holistic activities
    • Yoga

Everyone’s experiences are unique to them, so you deserve access to holistic and service-oriented care that supports healing the whole person.

Addiction Recovery Approach

According to Ohio’s Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (MHA), there is a high prevalence of trauma and PTSD with SUD. Difficulties managing distress associated with traumatic experiences like sexual assault can lead to unhealthy coping strategies. You may engage in self-medicating with substances like alcohol and drugs to alleviate or suppress your distress. However, self-medicating can contribute to SUD and increase challenges with physical and mental health conditions. Therefore, offering paths to healing in both mental health and addiction provides space for trauma and PTSD treatment that digs into the roots of your distress.

Listed below are some of the customizable services we offer for trauma and PTSD treatment:

  • Outpatient detoxification
  • PHP
  • IOP
  • Virtual IOP (VIOP)
  • Adolescent IOP
  • Veteran IOP
  • Holistic activities

With a holistic approach to healing, there is a path to long-term recovery that makes sense for you.

Benefits of Trauma and PTSD Treatment in a Healing Space

We know life will always have stressors, and traumatic life experiences like the loss of a loved one are inevitable. Despite the traumas you have experienced, you deserve the opportunity to build a meaningful and fulfilling life. Thus, at Sober Life, we have fostered a healing space where you can thrive in real-time. The vibrant vibe of the Little Italy district here in San Diego is built on our commitment to compassion and community.

You should not have to travel far away to find the support you need for long-term healing. Through a casual, community-driven environment in Downtown San Diego, you can find flexible and service-oriented care in your community. Your challenges with trauma and PTSD may make you feel like you are alone in your pain, but at Sober Life, we are here to remind you that recovery is for everyone. We are more than a rehab; we are a recovery community dedicated to helping you grow into a healthier you.

Addressing the Importance of Trauma and PTSD Treatment

It can be difficult to reach out for support when you frequently encounter myths about trauma and PTSD. Due to representations in the media and low public mental health literacy, the public has misconceptions about what PTSD is and who can have PTSD. While many people can readjust to their lives and recover, there are a variety of factors that can contribute to the development of PTSD. Some of the myths about trauma and PTSD include:

  • Only happens to veterans
  • Can only develop right after a trauma
  • Is not real
  • A weakness of character

The psychological and physical distress of PTSD is quite real and can happen to anyone at any point in their lives. You are deserving of support and the opportunity to live your best life. It is important to seek trauma and PTSD treatment because the consequences of untreated anxiety disorders can be devastating:

  • Decrease productivity at work and school
  • Strain relationships
  • Legal issues
  • Early death
    • Health conditions
    • Suicide
    • SUD

Although reaching out for support is scary, the long-term benefits of seeking trauma and PTSD treatment can change your life for the better. To take that first step to living your best life, visit our Get Help page.

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