Trauma is an intense psychological reaction to an event or repeated situation. These experiences can cause emotional pain and physical suffering beyond the initial healing process. The Ranch’s PTSD treatment center treats adult survivors of childhood trauma and other traumatic events. People experience trauma for a range of reasons. Some of these include:
- Physical or sexual assault
- Involvement in military combat
- Living through war or natural disaster
- Emotional or physical neglect or abuse
- Domestic violence
- Relationship attachment issues
- Witnessing a traumatic incident
Types of Trauma and PTSD
Trauma can cause a wide range of physical and mental health symptoms and PTSD signs. Some people are quick to anger while others develop anxiety or depression. It is also possible to become detached from emotions altogether. Other common issues include sleep disturbances, relationship problems, and flashbacks to traumatic episodes. Those suffering from trauma may struggle with alcohol or drug abuse, eating disorders, or self-harm. Treatment at The Ranch involves comprehensive care, including dual diagnosis treatment, that addresses any co-occurring mental health disorders or substance abuse addictions. There is a range of possible responses to trauma. These include acute stress disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), among others. Acute stress disorder is an immediate response to a traumatic incident. It lasts anywhere from three days to three weeks following an event. People who develop this disorder are at risk of PTSD and may benefit from trauma therapy. Chronic PTSD lasts for three months or more after experiencing trauma. Delayed-onset PTSD develops at least six months after a traumatic event. Some symptoms may show up earlier but may not be recognized as a response to trauma. Complex trauma symptoms can develop at any time. They often result from ongoing situations rather than one-time events. Examples include chronic emotional neglect, domestic abuse and attachment issues.
Trauma and PTSD Treatment at The Ranch
Trauma therapy gets to the root of your struggles so that you can begin recovery. At The Ranch, you’ll learn healthy ways to process the trauma and manage your symptoms.
Before You Come to The Ranch
Many people with PTSD or trauma have co-occurring disorders. For some, this takes the form of substance abuse. If you’ve been abusing alcohol or drugs, you may need to undergo detox before starting mental health treatment. The Ranch offers a medically supervised detox program to help clients detox in comfort and safety. After detox, you can start your residential PTSD treatment program.
Residential PTSD Treatment and Trauma Therapy
The Ranch offers residential treatment for trauma as a primary diagnosis. We also treat PTSD as a co-occurring disorder at both our Tennessee and Pennsylvania treatment centers. Residential PTSD treatment programs and trauma therapy help clients explore their trauma in a safe space. Your treatment program will include individual and group therapy as well as other traditional and alternative treatments.
In one-on-one therapy, you’ll build a trusting relationship with your therapist and explore the root causes of your trauma. You’ll learn techniques that can help you feel safe and work on building resilience and developing healthy coping skills.
Small group therapy can help you feel safe when talking with others about your struggles. Group therapy is a powerful tool for practicing open and honest relationships.
The Ranch offers trauma-focused therapy techniques to help clients process everyday trauma triggers. These triggers can keep you stuck in old patterns of behavior. The techniques we teach provide another way to help you process trauma so you can move forward with recovery. Some types of therapy include:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
- Exposure therapy
- Alternative modalities like equine-assisted therapy
Trauma and Co-Occurring Disorders
It’s common for people with addiction and other mental health issues to have underlying trauma. These can include anxiety, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, sex addiction and intimacy disorders. Destructive behaviors become a way to cope with the emotional pain of unresolved trauma. It’s important that co-occurring disorders receive proper mental health treatment along with the trauma. Addressing these issues at once ensures you get the treatment you need to progress with every stage of recovery.
Outpatient Treatment Options
Outpatient treatment in a partial hospitalization program may be a good alternative for those who do not require full-time care. In our outpatient program, clients attend daily sessions at The Ranch for up to several hours. Choosing an outpatient program means you can get treatment without disrupting work or family life.
After The Ranch
Trauma recovery isn’t a quick process. This is especially true when co-occurring disorders are involved. After your PTSD treatment program at The Ranch, your continuing care program encourages ongoing progress. You will also have access to our supportive alumni program. This puts you in touch with other clients in recovery through regular meetings and social events.
At The Ranch, costs are based on each client’s needs and treatment program, and the level of care they receive. If you’d like to get a free estimate of your treatment costs, you can contact us for a confidential consultation. We work with many PPO insurance carriers to help clients cover their treatment costs. Our admissions teams are experts when it comes to working with insurance companies. We’ll work directly with your insurance provider to perform a verification of insurance benefits and determine your coverage and level of care.
Don’t Wait to Start Your Recovery
You can’t control your reaction to trauma, but you can seek treatment to help you move forward. If you’re struggling under the weight of trauma, The Ranch can help. We offer residential trauma and PTSD treatment programs in Tennessee and Pennsylvania. Call The Ranch today at 1.844.876.7680 to learn more.