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PTSD Treatment in Los Angeles

Experiencing a traumatic event or being exposed repeatedly to trauma can take its toll on a person, their emotional state, and how they interact with others. They often end up developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In some cases, their PTSD symptoms can become so severe it interferes with their ability to function. At Iris Healing, we provide PTSD treatment in Los Angeles using multiple evidence-based and holistic therapeutic modalities to help people overcome PTSD and discover the path to a brighter tomorrow. 

PTSD Treatment in Los Angeles

What Is PTSD?

PTSD is a type of mental health disorder some people develop after being exposed to a traumatic event or repeated traumatic events. The traumatic event could include war, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, serious accidents, violence, physical and sexual assaults, and child abuse.  

What Is Trauma?

Trauma is an emotional response to extremely disturbing or distressing events that overwhelms a person’s ability to cope at that moment. The inability to cope can leave lasting negative effects on their emotional, mental, and physical well-being. Trauma varies in severity and sources and usually falls into one of three categories:

  • Acute trauma: Trauma from a single incident, such as a car accident or the sudden loss of a loved one.
  • Chronic trauma: Repeated and prolonged exposure to trauma, such as physical or sexual abuse or domestic violence. 
  • Complex trauma: Expose to multiple traumatic events over time, such as witnessing multiple deaths at different times while serving in the military. 

Signs and Symptoms of PTSD

Some of the more common signs and symptoms of PTSD can include:

  • Intrusive Thoughts:
      • Recurrent and unwanted distressing memories of the traumatic event
      • Flashbacks
      • Reliving the trauma again and again as it was happening now
      • Nightmares and night terrors related to the traumatic event
  • Avoidance Behaviors:
      • Avoiding people, places, objects, and activities that are triggers for the traumatic event
      • Avoiding talking about or discussing the traumatic event with others
  • Negative Impacts on Thinking and Mood:
      • Feeling detached from other
      • Persistent negative feelings, such as anger, guilt, shame, and fear
      • Distorted beliefs about oneself or others
      • Difficulties expressing and feeling positive emotions, such as joy and happiness
  • Other Physical and Psychological Symptoms:
    • Easily frightened or startled
    • Insomnia
    • Difficulties concentrating and focusing
    • Mood swings
    • Irritability
    • Anger outburst
    • Aggressive behaviors
    • Self-destructive behaviors, such as excessive alcohol and substance use
    • Relationship problems
    • Changes in appetite
    • Changes in weight

Our Los Angeles PTSD Treatment Programs

At our Los Angeles PTSD treatment center, we offer comprehensive and personalized PTSD treatment programs tailored to the unique needs of each person. Some of the different levels of care available with our PTSD treatments include the following: 

Detox

Our detox program provides medically supervised treatment for individuals who have co-occurring alcohol and substance use disorders. Detox is necessary to help the individual start their recovery from their trauma with mental clarity and physical stability. 

Residential

Our residential program offers 24/7 support and supervision while residing at our facility. We provide a highly structured and intensive treatment program for people struggling with intense and severe PTSD, as well as those who are a harm to themselves or others. 

Partial Hospitalization Program

Our partial hospitalization program (PHP) is for those who need intensive treatment and a highly structured environment but do not require 24/7 monitoring and supervision. People attend sessions during the day and return home or to a supportive or sober living facility in the evenings. 

Intensive Outpatient Program

Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) provides more flexibility for those with mild to moderate PTSD. People usually attend half-day sessions several times a week, leaving time for outside commitments, such as work, school, and family. 

Outpatient Rehab

Our outpatient rehab is for people who have completed higher levels of care and still need support and therapy to manage their PTSD symptoms effectively. People normally attend group sessions based on their current needs. Individual therapy and medication management services are also provided. 

How Is PTSD Treated?

Iris Health offers several effective PTSD treatments in Los Angeles to help individuals regain control over their lives. We use a multifaceted approach using various evidence-based and holistic therapies to address healing the entire person. Some of our available treatments for PTSD include:

 

  • Trauma-informed care uses a holistic framework to help people understand the impacts of trauma. It emphasizes healing the mind, body, and spirit while promoting physical, mental, and emotional safety and stability. 
  • Somatic experiencing therapy focuses on bodily sensations rather than specific thoughts or emotions related to the traumatic experiences. This type of therapy helps people learn how to relieve stored stress and tension related to the traumatic event. 
  • CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) is the most widely used form of therapy for treating a wide range of conditions. It helps people recognize their negative thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and emotions while developing tools to replace them with healthier beliefs.
  • DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy) combines CBT techniques with mindfulness practice to help individuals examine their emotional responses. It teaches them how to improve emotional regulation and distress tolerance to manage their PTSD triggers. 
  • TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) is a non-invasive therapy that uses magnetic waves to target specific brain regions responsible for mood regulation. When used for PTSD, it helps lessen the depressive symptoms people are experiencing. 
  • Neurofeedback is a cutting-edge technology that helps teach individuals how to regulate their brainwave patterns using real-time feedback to reduce their PTSD symptoms. 

Why Choose Iris Healing?

Choosing the right mental health treatment facility for PTSD treatment in Los Angeles is important. At Iris Healing, we have a low patient-to-staff ratio, allowing for more individualized attention and care. We also have several accreditations, are fully licensed and insured, and offer a wide range of treatment options personalized to fit your specific needs. Additionally, we believe in using a holistic approach to treat not just the symptoms of PTSD but also the entire person to help them fully recover and heal their mind, body, and spirit. 

Begin PTSD Treatment in Los Angeles Today

When you are ready to start your recovery journey, Iris Healing is here to help with our comprehensive and individualized PTSD treatment programs. Our caring and compassionate team provides the support and guidance you need to overcome your PTSD and regain control over your life. Contact us today to discover the path to a brighter future as you break free from your PTSD.