Treatment for Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

The Center for Multimodal Treatment offers state-of-the-art trauma treatment using effective new methods. One of these methods is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is a time-efficient approach to trauma which was developed in 1989. It is particularly helpful if you find you have disturbing memories that recur frequently or if you feel the need to avoid any reminders of the trauma.

The sooner a person receives treatment for trauma the better. However, successful treatment is possible many years after a traumatic event has occured.

How do I know if I am suffering from some type of trauma?

A traumatic experience is one which produces severe emotional stress for you, and which seems to be having a lasting effect on your ability to move forward in your life and have fulfilling relationships. Trauma interferes with your sense of well-being and can cause the following problems:

  • excessive anxiety
  • sleep disturbance
  • panic attacks
  • loss of self-confidence
  • impaired productivity at work
  • difficulties in relationships with others
  • phobias
  • flashbacks
  • outbursts of anger

Many experiences can be traumatic, including:

  • accidents or natural disasters
  • being the victim of a crime
  • loss of a loved one
  • physical, sexual or emotional abuse
  • war-related experiences

What does the Trauma Treatment Program involve?
Sessions at the center are usually 55 minutes long and are held once a week. The first step will be to meet with a counselor and complete an assessment of your problems in order to develop a treatment plan specifically tailored to your needs.

Once treatment begins, you and your counselor will work as a team. Treatment is most effective when you are an active participant. Your counselor can provide expertise on treatment; you are in the best position to provide expertise on yourself. Your counselor will ask you to be as honest as possible and to follow through with some activities at home, such as practicing relaxation or keeping track of thoughts and emotions. We will ask you to give this an honest effort, and to be open with us about how you are feeling. This wil allow us to work effectively and to change course as needed.

You and your counselor will periodically assess your progress and will decide together when treatment should end.

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