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Trauma

Trauma encompass a wide range of mental health concerns that can stem from various traumatic experiences.

At Bristol Health, we recognize that trauma can have a significant impact on your mental health and overall well-being. Our compassionate and skilled team is dedicated to supporting you through these challenges by providing professional guidance and evidence-based treatment options tailored to your specific needs.

Types of Trauma

Trauma can take many forms, including:

  • Acute Trauma: Occurring as a result of a single, isolated event, such as a car accident or natural disaster
  • Chronic Trauma: Resulting from repeated, ongoing exposure to traumatic events, such as long-term domestic abuse or childhood neglect
  • Complex Trauma: Involving multiple traumatic events, often occurring within a caregiving relationship, leading to difficulties in emotional regulation and interpersonal relationships

Attachment Concerns

Attachment concerns arise from difficulties in forming healthy and secure relationships with others, often resulting from early childhood trauma or inconsistent caregiving. This can lead to a range of challenges, including trust issues, fear of abandonment, and difficulties with emotional regulation.

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse can manifest as emotional, physical, or sexual abuse occurring within an intimate relationship. This abuse can have long-lasting effects on mental health and well-being, leading to feelings of worthlessness, isolation, and difficulties in future relationships.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

A TBI results from a sudden impact or force to the head, leading to cognitive, emotional, and behavioral changes. These changes can include memory loss, mood swings, and difficulties with concentration and decision-making.

Grief and Loss

Grief and loss can be experienced following the death of a loved one or another significant loss, such as a job or relationship. This emotional pain and distress can sometimes develop into a more complex form of grief, known as complicated grief or persistent complex bereavement disorder.

Symptoms and Causes

Trauma-related issues can manifest in various ways, including anxiety, depression, flashbacks, nightmares, and difficulties in interpersonal relationships. These symptoms can be triggered by a single traumatic event or multiple incidents over time.

Treatment Options

At Bristol Health, we understand that addressing trauma requires a comprehensive and personalized approach. Our team of mental health professionals is equipped to provide the following evidence-based treatments.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a specialized therapy designed to help individuals process and heal from traumatic experiences. It involves stimulating both sides of the brain through eye movements and tapping or auditory tones while recalling traumatic memories. This process helps to reduce the emotional intensity of the memories and promotes healing.

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a type of psychotherapy that helps individuals understand and harmonize the multiple "personalities" or "family members" within their mind, aiding in self-awareness and self-healing. 

LifeSpan Integration (IF)

LifeSpan Integration (LI) is a therapeutic method that promotes rapid healing by visualizing a timeline of a person's life to help them integrate their past experiences and overcome trauma.

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is a brief, safe, and effective treatment where the patient rescripts distressing memories, reducing trauma-related symptoms and promoting psychological resilience.

Mental Health Medication

In some cases, medication may be prescribed to help manage symptoms related to trauma, such as anxiety, depression, or sleep disturbances. A psychiatrist or other medical professional will closely monitor the use of medication to ensure its effectiveness and minimize potential side effects.

Treatment for Trauma & Related Issues in Utah County

If you or a loved one is struggling with trauma, we encourage you to reach out to us at Bristol Health.

Our dedicated team is committed to providing compassionate care and support. Get in touch with Bristol Health at (801) 903-5903 or request an appointment to learn how we can assist you with trauma in Utah County. 

1125 W. Center St.
Orem, UT 84057

Fax: (801) 515-0935

If you are struggling and need someone to talk to right now, the resources below provide free and confidential assistance 24/7:
Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988
https://988lifeline.org/

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