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Trauma Treatment

The Transformation Center -  - Mental Health Treatment Program

The Transformation Center

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

Violence, abuse, and other traumatic events in your past can have a serious impact on your long-term mental health. The Transformation Center in Nashville and the community of Cordova in Memphis, Tennessee, offers comprehensive and compassionate care for trauma. The experienced medical team takes a holistic approach to helping you overcome trauma and reduce your risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder. If you’re having a hard time dealing with past abuse or other trauma, schedule an evaluation with The Transformation Center team by calling the office nearest you or by requesting an appointment online today.

Trauma Treatment Q & A

What is trauma treatment?

Trauma treatment focuses on helping you manage traumatic events in your life. The Transformation Center staff focuses on helping you identify and cope with the anxiety and depression that can result from trauma in your past, such as:

  • Violence
  • Sexual abuse
  • Auto accidents
  • Natural disasters
  • Military combat

Trauma treatment can effectively reduce your risk of developing other psychiatric complications, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

PTSD is a mental health condition that often begins after trauma. Following a traumatic event, you may experience sudden and unexpected symptoms like flashbacks of the incident, nightmares, or panic attacks. Things in your environment like loud noises or a violent scene in a movie may trigger these feelings, or they may appear for no identifiable reason.


What are the symptoms of PTSD?

PTSD can cause a wide range of symptoms that vary from person to person. In addition to flashbacks and nightmares, PTSD can cause:

  • Guilt
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Mood swings
  • Eating disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Compulsive behaviors

You may also begin self-medicating with drugs or alcohol to numb your feelings, which can increase your risk for addiction, self-destructive behaviors, and long-term health complications.


What’s involved in trauma treatment?

The team at The Transformation Center has extensive experience in dealing with a variety of painful and traumatic life experiences. They take a compassionate, holistic approach to addressing your complex symptoms.

One of the most effective therapies for trauma is cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), also known as talk therapy. Your therapist works closely with you to identify your traumas and guides to help you cope with your feelings and thoughts.

The Transformation Center also offers dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), a type of cognitive behavioral therapy that deals directly with painful emotions and relationship conflicts. DBT focuses on four important things that are necessary for recovery:

Mindfulness

Mindfulness focuses on staying present in the moment and remaining aware of your thoughts and actions.

Distress tolerance

Distress tolerance involves increasing your tolerance for negative emotions rather than trying to avoid it.

Emotion regulation

Emotion regulation involves strategies that help you manage intense emotions that are interfering with your quality of life.

Interpersonal effectiveness

Interpersonal effectiveness focuses on relationship-strengthening techniques that help you communicate more effectively with others in a manner that’s assertive and allows you to maintain self-respect.

In addition to CBT and DBT, The Transformation Center offers yoga, music therapy, and art therapy to help you overcome trauma and find healthy ways to express yourself.

You don’t have to let trauma of the past affect your future. Schedule a trauma treatment consultation by calling The Transformation Center location nearest you or by requesting an appointment online today.