Exposure to certain events results in psychological trauma, sometimes leading to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Several post-traumatic stress disorder treatment centers have programs that provide specialized focus and care for individuals. Treatment generally includes care, guidance, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Here is a list of some of the best treatment centers for PTSD:
1. The National Treatment Center for Trauma-Based Disorders
Del Amo Hospital
23700 Camino Del Sol
Torrance, CA 90505
The treatment at Del Amo specializes in the “Trauma Model” of treatment. This model utilizes cognitive therapies to guide the patient towards self-awareness and trauma resolution.
2. The Center: Post-traumatic Disorders Program
Psychiatric Institute of Washington
4228 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20016
24-hour Clinical Assessment Center: 800-369-CARE (2273)
This center offers short-term, directed treatment for adults who exhibit acute symptoms associated with post-traumatic and dissociative disorders and other trauma-based conditions.
3. Women's Institute for Incorporation Therapy
1201 N. 37th Avenue
Hollywood, FL 33021
WIIT is a psychiatric program for women who have acute symptoms associated with psychological trauma, including grief, loss, depression, post traumatic stress, and dissociative disorders.
4. Ridgeview Institute
3995 South Cobb Drive
Smyrna, GA 30080-6397
770-434-4567, ext. 3200 (admissions)
Ridgeview Institute, a private, not-for-profit hospital treating people with addiction and mental health problems, has earned a national reputation for care and service for post-traumatic stress disorder.
5. University Behavioral Center
2500 Discovery Drive
Orlando, FL 32826
Programs include CHANGES, Adolescent Female Trauma Recovery Program, and Adolescent Sexual Abuse Prevention Program for Juvenile Sex Offenders.
6. The Rock Creek Center
40 Timberline Drive
Lemont IL 60439
phone 630-257-3636, 800-669-2426; fax 630-257-8846
This center provides intensive treatment for survivors of sexual abuse.
7. Trauma Disorders Treatment Program
Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital
6501 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21285
Inpatient services include safety, stabilization, and containment, and family psycho-education groups. Outpatient services include a day hospital, transitional housing, individual therapy, medication management, and group psychotherapy.
8. Life Healing Center of Santa Fe
P.O. Box 6758
Santa Fe, NM 87502
505/989-7436; 800/989-7406; fax 505/820-8161
In the peaceful hills above Santa Fe, New Mexico, Life Healing Center provides the hope of recovery from emotional trauma, mental health disorders, and addictions. There are three levels of treatment: residential, partial day, and transitional living. The center is a creative integration of a healing community, extensive group work, and intensive individual therapy.
9. Ross Institute Trauma Program
Timberlawn Mental Health System
4600 Samuell Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75228
The Timberlawn Mental Health System is a comprehensive and integrated system of psychiatric and substance abuse services for adults, adolescents, and children.
10 Masters & Johnson Treatment Center for Trauma Based Disorders, Sexual Compulsivity, & Eating Disorders
River Oaks Psychiatric Hospital
1525 River Oaks Road West
New Orleans, LA 70123
This center treats compulsive disorders, trauma based disorders, sexual compulsivity, and eating disorders, in addition to PTSD.
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