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Complex Trauma

The Transformation Center -  - Mental Health Treatment Program

The Transformation Center

Mental Health Treatment Program located in Cordova, Memphis, TN & Nashville, TN

If you or a loved one experience complex traumatic events or severe or debilitating trauma, help is within reach at The Transformation Center in Nashville and the Cordova neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee. The therapy team offers inpatient and outpatient counseling, medications, and other therapies to get you on the road to recovery. Schedule an appointment by phone, or book online to begin healing today.

Complex Trauma Q & A

What is complex trauma?

Complex trauma often involves exposure to multiple or invasive, traumatic events. Examples include war combat situations, sexual or physical abuse, neglect, car accidents, and natural disasters. Wide-ranging and long-term effects can result from this type of trauma exposure.

Complex trauma is especially harmful to children, as it can affect their growth, development, and ability to form healthy relationships with other people.


What are the symptoms of complex trauma?

Signs and symptoms of complex trauma can include:

  • Fear or anxiety
  • Depression and mood swings
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Low self-esteem
  • Guilt or shame
  • Avoiding certain situations
  • Social isolation
  • Being on high alert
  • Feeling jittery
  • Nightmares or flashbacks
  • Relationship problems
  • Substance misuse

Seeking treatment with the highly trained team at The Transformation Center is one of the best ways to heal after experiencing trauma. It can improve your quality of life and help you thrive after complex traumatic events.


How does my provider diagnose complex trauma?

When you or a loved one arrive at The Transformation Center, you’re greeted by compassionate staff members. They check your vital signs and review your medical and social history. Providers might complete a physical exam and a mental health evaluation, asking questions about past traumatic events and symptoms you may experience.


What are my treatment options for complex trauma?

The team at The Transformation Centers offers the following treatments for complex trauma and related mental health disorders:

Intensive outpatient program (IOP)

The intensive outpatient treatment program at The Transformation Center offers nine hours of individual and group therapy weekly. Providers use numerous assessments to identify the source of symptoms, trauma, and behavioral risk factors. 

They utilize eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), individual therapy sessions, group therapy sessions, education sessions, and mind-body interventions.

Partial hospitalization program (PHP)

The partial hospitalization program at The Transformation Center is often beneficial for people recovering from complex trauma. It’s called a partial program because each evening, you return home without staying in a hospital overnight.

PHP provides therapy with a medical component and meets five days weekly. You undergo individual counseling, group counseling, medication management, mind-body interventions, and educational sessions. 

Medication management

Therapy experts at The Transformation Center might recommend taking medications to help you better cope with your condition and alleviate unpleasant symptoms associated with complex trauma.

Don’t try to overcome complex trauma on your own, when The Transformation Center specialists offer proven therapies and medical treatments that optimize healing and recovery. Schedule an appointment over the phone, or book online to get started today.