Trauma Disorders

Traumatic experiences have the power to suspend the mind, body, and spirit in survival mode – threatening your physical and emotional wellbeing, as well as your capacity to engage with life. Trauma, like all mental health conditions, is stored in the body on a cellular level and causes the nervous system to operate from a constant state of hyperarousal and hypoarousal.

It is important to understand that trauma is defined not by the event itself but by your individual experience of the event. Trauma exposure significantly disrupts gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, immunological, reproductive, and neuroendocrine functioning. You may experience a broad range of effects that can be mildly distressing or life disturbing, and include symptoms from irritability and insomnia, to lack of focus and poor digestion.

Our Approach to Healing Trauma

Our unique treatment approach, Neurobiological Integration (NBI), addresses trauma by recalibrating the stress response in both mind and body, which calms the whole system. NBI treatment is tailored to meet your individual needs, and is designed to reframe your cognitive and behavioral responses, regulate your nervous system, and restore balance to your brain chemistry.

Reframe Your Cognitive and Behavioral Responses

Individual, Couples, and Group Therapy options allow you to move out of crisis, experience therapeutic processing, undergo cognitive restructuring, and develop tools for emotional regulation and resilience. Trauma-specific modalities include: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Neurofeedback.

Regulate Your Nervous System

Through one-on-one mindfulness, yoga, nutrition, fitness and bodywork sessions, our integrative practitioners work with you to calm the limbic system, rewire your stress response, alleviate physical symptoms, and establish restorative self-care practices.

Restore Balance to Your Brain Chemistry

Our highly-skilled psychiatrists are interested in getting to know your story through evaluation, assessment, and regular in-person meetings. With knowledge of your unique neurochemical makeup in mind, our psychiatric team works with you to discuss whether medication would help you meet your treatment goals.