Complex trauma, or Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), occurs when someone has endured repeated or prolonged trauma, usually involving some form of long-term abuse, maltreatment or abandonment.
There are many complex trauma symptoms to look out for, including:
- Re-living traumas through a series of flashbacks, nightmares, and recurring images
- Emotional numbness
- Detachment from those around you
- Hyperarousal or hypoarousal – otherwise known as the “fight, flight, or freeze” response
- Feelings of emptiness
- A chronic feeling of feeling threatened
- A lack of trust towards the world
Here at Hope Street, we are experienced in treating complex trauma disorders and offer a safe and nurturing environment for those affected by complex trauma.
Our outpatient complex trauma treatment plans allow you to access support from the comfort of your own home, making them ideal for those who do not require or desire treatment at a residential trauma treatment center. Alternatively, we will be offering in-person treatment, too.
What is complex trauma?
When searching for a complex trauma definition, it is essential to recognize that many people who have trauma-related concerns have experienced multiple traumas. This is a critical component of complex trauma but not the only one.
Complex trauma also refers to the impact that the exposure has had on an individual. Many people who have been affected by complex trauma experience difficulty on body, soul, spirit, and mind dimensions
Our approach to complex trauma treatment
We understand that the effects of complex trauma are different for everyone and that is why we work with you to create an individualized complex trauma therapy plan that is best suited to your individual healing needs.
We focus on offering a combination of clinical and holistic therapies, with the emphasis on treating you as a whole individual rather than a victim of complex trauma.
Our evidence-based treatment modalities for healing from complex trauma include:
- Somatic Intervention
- Internal Family Systems
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Seeking Safety
- Music Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Yoga Therapy
How we can help you
Complex trauma can affect every aspect of your life, including your relationships, work, identity, and that is why we are so passionate about helping you overcome your past and start planning for a new and brighter future.
Our highly experienced and caring therapists and coaches are waiting to help you start your healing process and aid you on your path to recovery.
When you enter our outpatient complex trauma treatment program, you will be given instant access to:
- An individual trauma therapist
- A health & wellness coach
- A care manager
- Group therapy facilitators
We provide ongoing support throughout your recovery process and are with you every step of the way as you overcome your complex trauma and become the person, we know you are.