Psychiatrists & Psychologists Across The State Of California
It can take months, or even years, to regain a sense of control and trust following a traumatic experience. If you need help overcoming a traumatic experience of any kind, The Clinic’s team of dedicated doctors can provide compassionate and effective treatment. With convenient locations across the state of California, The Clinic’s doctors utilize a wide array of modalities to help trauma victims feel safe again.
Trauma Q & A
What Constitutes a Traumatic Experience?
What Psychological Symptoms Can Occur as a Result of a Traumatic Experience?
- Difficulty concentrating
- Anger, irritability and mood swings
- Fear and anxiety
- Desire to isolate and withdraw from others
Can a Traumatic Experience Cause Physical Symptoms?
- Headaches and migraines
- Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
- A racing heartbeat
- Muscle tension
- Nausea or stomach upset
What Types of Trauma Treatment are Available?
- Psychotherapy. Often referred to as “talk therapy,” psychotherapy involves open dialogue in a compassionate, supportive, nonjudgmental environment. Your therapist is highly-trained in identifying and helping you process various aspects of a traumatic experience. Psychotherapy may also help you recognize situations that may trigger negative or anxious feelings and/or memories, and gives you the tools to recognize those feelings, and respond with distress-reduction skills and self-compassion.
- Medication management. The Clinic’s doctors use medication, as needed and when desired by the patient, to manage symptoms, such as: depression, anxiety, nightmares, sleep disturbance, and mood-related problems that can result from traumatic experiences.
- Biofeedback. This is a technique in which you are connected to a seamless and painless external monitoring device in order to learn to control your body’s reactions, such as a rapid heart rate and shortness of breath.