Trauma-informed Treatment

At Headwaters, we believe that cutting-edge treatment takes trauma and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder into account. Our highly trained staff is skilled in working with people who have experienced trauma.

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Both men and women suffer from PTSD which is precipitated by traumatic experiences in one’s life. Many women in drug and alcohol treatment have been the victim of some form of verbal and physical abuse. PTSD results when traumatic life experiences become embedded in one’s mind and affect one’s life. Many people with PTSD often turn to alcohol or drugs for relief.

PTSD symptoms can include:

  • Withdrawal from others
  • Unwarranted anger
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Dissociative mental experiences
  • Inability to function in daily life
  • Panic or overreaction to events
  • Insomnia
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Involuntary thoughts about a traumatic event

Treatment Modalities for PTSD

Psychological staff members collaborate with each patient’s multidisciplinary treatment team to review a patient’s progress and identify any further psychological issues that may emerge during treatment. Our therapists use a range of evidence-based modalities to address trauma, including EMDR Psychotherapy.

 Psychological Services for Trauma

Our multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals in our psychological services department collaborates to find solutions to the variety of challenges in a person’s neurological and psychological development including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other co-occurring disorders. Our team offers stress and anxiety management tools such as biofeedback and breathing techniques, along with neurotherapy, mindfulness training, and sleep program protocols.

If you would like more information about Headwaters at Origins please call 844-439-2837.