What is trauma therapy?

Trauma therapy is a preventative form of treatment for those who have experienced trauma, allowing clients to develop healthy and productive ways of processing a traumatic event before it can develop into a more severe form of mental illness such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Because trauma affects not just someone’s mind but their body, relationships, and ability to engage in daily life, trauma therapy at The Newly incorporates many different supports and treatment modalities to offer clients a holistic journey to wellness. For instance, people who have experienced trauma often have addictions or unhealthy compulsive behaviours. To ensure they receive the comprehensivee treatment they need, The Newly offers additional addiction- and substance-specific treatment to complement our trauma therapy programs.

How does trauma therapy work at The Newly?

To begin, we conduct a comprehensive, one-on-one assessment process to ensure we have a broad and deep understanding of our client and their needs. We also want to make sure that they’re ready and able to complete trauma therapy.
Once we’ve completed our assessment, we suggest clients enroll in one of two trauma therapy programs at The Newly:

  • The Mental Health Core Intensive Outpatient Program, a four-week program requiring substantial time commitment from clients. This program is designed for people who need maximum treatment benefits in a short time frame and includes more than 120 hours of therapy and supplementary treatments, such as Accelerated Resolution Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, ketamine treatments if clinically indicated, and more.
  • The Flexible Outpatient Program, a four-week program offering the same types of treatments but designed for people who must balance their work and other life commitments while undergoing treatment at The Newly. Though not as intensive, this program can still provide rapid resolution to trauma symptoms and help you learn healthier coping skills.

And if someone is already dealing with PTSD, we can offer tailored therapy through our Intensive Outpatient Program.

Who can benefit from trauma therapy?

Anyone who has experienced trauma can benefit from trauma therapy.

At The Newly, we help many first responders, including paramedics, firefighters, police officers, and medical professionals deal with trauma and PTSD. It’s not hard to imagine why people in this line of work need trauma therapy; many of them face traumatic events at work every day and may be experiencing PTSD.

We also see many professionals who may not realize they’re struggling to cope with trauma, but there are signs. Feeling burnt out, overwhelmed, depressed, or unable to engage with loved ones can be your body’s way of telling you you’re having a hard time processing past events. Our team can help you get to the root of your issue and process your trauma.

But we see a wide range of clients, because trauma can affect anyone at any time, regardless of your age, gender, or career. At The Newly, we’re passionate about helping people from all walks of life learn better coping skills, improve their wellbeing, and engage fully in their everyday lives.

If you have a feeling you could benefit from trauma therapy, don’t wait to get well. We are here to help, so please book a consultation today.

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