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Trauma Therapy in Agoura Hills, CA

At our Los Angeles-area recovery center, we offer clients with PTSD and other trauma-related issues a safe, comfortable place to heal. Trauma therapy is a type of therapy that focuses on recovering from the psychological distress and emotional wounds of past traumatic events. Whether the underlying event is related to military combat, domestic abuse, sexual abuse or a devastating loss, trauma therapy seeks to help the brain process it rather than seal it away.

Sadly, many people try to bury or forget about their trauma instead of processing it. Left unresolved, this trauma creates a ripple effect of emotional and psychological turmoil that can interfere with daily activities. For some, drugs and alcohol become a way to self-medicate, numbing out the pain of the psychological injury.

Trauma therapy is a crucial part of addiction recovery, as it offers a safe, professionally guided opportunity to process and heal. Addressing the underlying lingering trauma can help prevent future relapse into substance abuse.

Our Southern California Rehab’s Approach to Trauma Therapy

At Del Arroyo Recovery Center in Southern California, our trauma program takes a holistic approach to recovery. In addition to treating substance abuse disorders, our mental health services use trauma therapy to help relieve the symptoms of trauma with co-occurring disorders.

Common co-occurring mental health conditions that can benefit from trauma-informed care include:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Borderline personality disorder
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Trauma counseling from a mental health professional is effective for many different causes of trauma, including:

  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Physical or sexual assault
  • The loss of a loved one
  • A traumatic event, like a car crash or a near-death experience
  • A serious injury
  • Military combat
  • Childhood trauma or neglect

Even without a dual diagnosis, anyone who carries some degree of unresolved stress or pain can experience the benefits of therapy.

The Importance of Safety, Boundaries, and Compassion

At Del Arroyo Recovery Center in Agoura Hills, we know that developing a trusting relationship with the client is the first step toward a breakthrough. Our expert trauma counseling staff helps to create and respect boundaries, as well as foster a safe and empathetic environment for mental health treatment.

Trauma and PTSD are not easy to overcome. Being non-judgmental and compassionate while maintaining healthy boundaries is crucial to overcoming coexisting mental illness and substance use.

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Evidence-Based Techniques

At our Los Angeles trauma therapy center, we use a variety of group and individual therapy techniques that are backed by real scientific evidence.

Types of therapy we use include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): Talk therapy that focuses on identifying and challenging negative beliefs and thought patterns
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT): Skill-focused therapy that teaches ways to self-regulate emotions, tolerate distress, create new coping mechanisms, and have healthy relationships with others
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR): EMDR therapy uses bilateral stimulation (physical stimulation of the body on alternating sides) to help the brain desensitize and reprocess distressing memories

We support CBT, DBT, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy with holistic methods like yoga, meditation, and other mindfulness and relaxation techniques. Clients participate in physical activity and receive nutritionally balanced, well-planned meals. Family therapy led by a trained trauma therapist is also important to ensuring the health of family relationships during and after treatment.

Move Beyond the Symptoms of Trauma at Del Arroyo Recovery Center in Agoura Hills, CA

Trauma that goes unaddressed is fuel for the fire of substance abuse. With professional trauma therapy in Agoura Hills, you can begin processing and freeing yourself from the difficult memories that lie beneath your addiction. Contact us today to learn how a trauma program at our Southern California rehab can help you.

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Free yourself from difficult memories from a troubled past.

At Del Arroyo Recovery Center, we help individuals deal with the physical, emotional, and psychological effects of traumatic events.