Generally, when someone thinks of trauma treatment, an image of an injured soldier comes to mind–this leaves out a massive set of people, though. Adolescents can most definitely experience the damaging effects of trauma after an adverse event, whether it be from a natural accident, abuse, or something else.
The different types of trauma treatment
There are various kinds of trauma treatment available. Many of them have been proven to be incredibly effective and efficient when it comes to helping adolescents struggling with trauma.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
This type of therapy can be extremely effective for treating trauma in teens. CBT focuses on taking bleak, damaging thoughts and replacing them with helpful, constructive ones. Especially if a child is having issues with memories of their trauma, CBT can be a great first route.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR takes a slightly different approach to trauma treatment. By combining cognitive therapy and directed eye movements, EMDR has been found to be effective in treating the adverse effects of trauma. Though it’s been found to be effective, certain aspects of it are still being argued on whether they’re necessary or not, but the strategy is still widely used and helpful in the trauma treatment process.
Equine Assisted Therapy
Equine therapy involves working with horses in order to help adolescents open up and form connections again. Animals have a way of not only relieving stress, but building a relationships that offers support and love in a simple, relaxing way.
Therapy & Medication
This isn’t always necessary, but it all depends on what specific issues an individual faces. If the trauma they’re experiencing has morphed into a dual diagnosis with anxiety or depression, medication could be used in combination with therapy in order to get the desired outcome.
Residential treatment is an intensive, full-bodied therapeutic experience that cannot be found elsewhere. It takes a teen and places them in a fully immersive environment in which they receive 24/7 support and care. This often allows an individual to take a breather and truly begin to move forward in their healing process.
As you can see above, there are many options available for trauma help; those are just the common ones. There are opportunities and programs which can help your family get back on their feet, you just have to seek them out.
Solstice RTC is here for your daughter
Solstice RTC is a groundbreaking residential treatment center for girls, ages 14 to 18. Our girls often grapple with depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, and other emotional or behavioral problems when they come to us.
Through a unique combination of therapeutic programs based upon both traditional and holistic mental health treatment, we treat our clients with age and gender specific techniques. We strive to empower teenage women with the ability to believe in themselves and provide the tools and motivation required to instill these beliefs for life.
For more information about trauma treatment at Solstice RTC, please contact us at (866) 278-3345.