Emotional Trauma

One single incident or a series of events can leave lasting scars

What We Treat

What We Treat

Trauma can be one single event or a series of traumatic incidents that are repeated over time, causing an individual to become overwhelmed with painful, frightening, or loathing emotions. While we often associate trauma with military veterans or survivors of violent crime, over the last few years, the definition of psychological trauma has been broadened to include physical abuse, sexual abuse, and verbal abuse. Even weather can cause trauma, in the form of hurricanes, fires, and tornadoes. No matter the source, the negative impact can be deep and lasting. Experiencing trauma during childhood, while the brain is still developing, can have severe and long-lasting effects. If left untreated, they can be carried into adulthood, continuing to cause devastation.


Emotional Trauma Issues

  • Codependency – Individuals suffering from codependency repress their emotions and needs to the point that they are subjected to relationship trauma and extremely low self-esteem. Codependency causes sufferers to ignore their own needs while constantly fulfilling the needs of others.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – This trauma and stressor-related disorder stems from life-threatening events or psychological trauma. Individuals who experience sudden, unprovoked, and disturbing memory flashbacks or have repeated nightmares might be suffering from PTSD.
  • Relationship Trauma – Young adults to those in mid-life or later can all experience trauma in the context of intimate relationships.
  • Love Addiction – A painful, compulsive, and addictive disorder, love addiction negatively impacts both the addict and the object of his or her obsession.
  • Love Avoidance – An inability or refusal to show love for someone for fear of being hurt causes love avoidants to guard themselves in relationships.
  • Trauma – A single event or a series of traumatic events repeated over time can cause an individual to become overwhelmed with painful, frightening, or loathing emotions.

Grief and Loss

The death of a loved one, the loss of one’s health or a beloved pet, the end of a relationship, or even a major life change can lead to extreme feelings of grief and loss.

Trauma sufferers often struggle with:

  • Relationships
  • Emotional challenges
  • Low self-esteem
  • Addiction

Emotional Trauma Recovery

No matter what you’ve been through, it is possible to gain the courage to face difficult issues, become accountable for your own feelings and behaviors, heal, and enjoy a full life in recovery.
All of The Meadows Outpatient Centers offer an eight-week program that includes intensive group therapy, individual therapy with our master’s-level, licensed clinicians, and a combination of other therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Somatic Experiencing (SE), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Neurofeedback is provided in our on-site Brain Center, along with trauma-sensitive yoga, art therapy, tai chi, and other holistic offerings. Family participation is also a valuable part of the program. A psychiatrist is available on-site for weekly medication management, psychiatric evaluations, and program oversight. We also incorporate 12-Step principles and subscribe to a total abstinence model.

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