Survivors of war, terrorist attacks, motor vehicle accidents, burns, natural disasters, and interpersonal violence results in psychological trauma, sometimes leading to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
About 70 percent of adults in America have experienced such a traumatic event at least once in their lives, and up to 20 percent of these people go on to develop PTSD, according to the Sidran Institute.
An estimated 5 percent of Americans have PTSD at any given time and approximately 8 percent of all adults — 1 of 13 people in America — will develop PTSD during their lifetime. Moreover, about 1 out of 10 women will suffer from PTSD at some time in their lives. Women are about twice as likely as men to develop 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 Renew Center of Florida — Offers a portfolio of trauma programs. There exist few good programs for trauma, particularly those that are gender-specific. Many centers simply rely on medication and general psychology techniques. What makes Renew Center of Florida trauma programs world-class is that they encompass both the mind and body, carefully changing trauma-based negative belief systems through various psychotherapies.
Moreover, the Center offers a specialized form of trauma hypnosis that works rapidly to reduce symptoms and emotional reactions of PTSD safely and powerfully by helping patients re-write the toxic memory experiences, thus creating newly revised versions and mental imprints. This helps patients instantly feel relief, revisit instead of relive painful memories, and change negative behaviors relating to food, addiction, self-care, insomnia, negative moods, and relationships with greater ease.
The program was founded and is led by its clinical director, Dr. Lisa C. Palmer, Ph.D, LMFT, CRRT.
299 W. Camino Gardens Blvd, Suite 100
Boca Raton, FL 33432
2. The Colin A. Ross Institute — The UBH Denton, Forest View, and Del Amo programs are identical treatment programs for trauma-based disorders. All three programs are overseen and directed by Dr. Colin Ross, M.D.
The treatment approach of the programs is modeled after Dr. Ross's “Trauma Model” of treatment, which utilizes cognitive therapies to guide the patient towards self-awareness and trauma resolution. The Trauma Model does not rely on regressive treatment modalities such as focusing on the retrieval of repressed memories. Treatment team members work collaboratively, employing a multidisciplinary focus to ensure an integrated approach emphasizing acute stabilization, improved affect regulation, and increased ego strength.
Inpatient Treatment Programs are available in the UBH Denton, Forest View, and Del Amo trauma programs. Day treatment programs are available for UBH Denton and Del Amo (Forest View no longer has a trauma day treatment program).
University Behavioral Health of Denton
2026 W. University Drive
Denton, TX 76201
Forest View Hospital
1055 Medical Park Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
The National Treatment Center for Trauma Stabilization and Resolution
Del Amo Hospital
23700 Camino Del Sol
Torrance, CA 90505
3. The Center: Post-Traumatic Disorders Program — The Center offers a specialized continuum of behavioral health services for the treatment of posttraumatic and dissociative conditions. Situated within the Psychiatric Institute of Washington, The Center offers short-term, directed treatment for adults who exhibit acute symptoms associated with posttraumatic and dissociative disorders and other trauma-based conditions. The Center’s innovative program provides rapid stabilization and essential training in self-management skills through the use of stage-oriented, cognitive and behavioral strategies. Offers both inpatient and partial hospitalization.
Psychiatric Institute of Washington
4228 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20016
Phone: 800-369-CARE (2273)
4. Ridgeview Institute — Ridgeview Institute now comprises two private hospitals on quiet campuses in northern and eastern suburban Atlanta. It is a private, not-for-profit institution treating people with addiction and mental health problems, and has earned a national reputation for care and service for post-traumatic stress disorder.
A national model in the treatment of adult posttraumatic syndromes, the center’s innovative program provides rapid stabilization and essential training in self-management skills through the use of stage-oriented, cognitive, and behavioral strategies. Moreover, they maintain a comprehensive array of programs for youth, young adults, adults, and senior adults, with other specialized programs such as the recovering professionals program for those who require mental health and substance use disorder intervention, as well as a comprehensive program for women affected by eating disorders or trauma.
3995 South Cobb Drive
Smyrna, GA 30080
709 Breedlove Drive
Monroe, GA 30655
Phone (toll-free): 844-359-8800
5. University Behavioral Center — Treatment modalities include: Dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive-behavioral-based approaches, trauma-focused therapy, group therapy, and many others, along with veteran-specific counseling. Therapeutic services include treatment of mental health and addiction issues to veterans. UBC provides a comfortable atmosphere sensitive to the needs of service members, veterans and their families. They are contracted with TRICARE® and the Veterans Administration. Veteran-specific services include group therapy with other veterans led by “Operation Immersion” trained therapists. “Warriors at Ease” is a veteran-specific yoga and meditation program based on trauma and combat injury-sensitive practices with a military culture informed approach. Many UBC therapeutic providers are themselves veterans.
2500 Discovery Drive
Orlando, FL 32826
6. The Refuge, a Healing Place — The Refuge, a Healing Place is a 30 day to one year residential treatment program that specializes in PTSD, trauma, depression, substance abuse and process addictions. They believe that chemical dependency, trauma/PTSD, mood disorders, and process addictions are treatable illnesses and that recovery and remission can occur with proper treatment. The focus of the program is on physical, spiritual, and emotional healing through client-centered care using a combination of addiction treatment cognitive behavioral therapy, 12-step recovery, and holistic modalities and approaches.
14835 SE 85th State Road
Ocklawaha, FL 32179
7. Trauma Disorders Treatment Program — The Trauma Disorders Program, part of the Sheppard Pratt Health System, is a nationally and internationally recognized program for the treatment of individuals with trauma-related disorders, including dissociative disorders and other complex post-traumatic conditions. Their specialized, recovery-oriented care includes both inpatient and outpatient clinical services, and provides a structured and supportive environment with a focus on safety and stabilization. They treat patients 18 and older who meet one or more of the following criteria: Dangerousness to self or others, significant impairment in function due to severe PTSD and/or dissociative symptoms, or requires inpatient consultation and 24-hour monitoring (for the inpatient unit).
Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital
6501 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21204
8. Life Healing Center of Santa Fe — The Life Healing Center’s Serenity Program is a premier trauma and PTSD program for those aged 18 and older. This program supplies holistic treatment that attends to unresolved emotional pain and turmoil, as well as co-occurring mental health conditions and chemical dependency.
Therapeutic interventions that can be incorporated into an individualized treatment plan include: Medication management services with a psychiatrist to assess, address, and provide psychotropic medication when needed; weekly individual therapy sessions with a master’s prepared therapist; group therapy sessions that cover topics such as trauma resolution, healing shame, unhealthy coping strategies including substance use disorders, relapse prevention, living in balance, healthy lifestyles, and emotion regulation, to name a few; and experiential and adjunctive therapies, such as psychodrama, equine therapy, art therapy, and movement therapy, EMDR, breathwork, somatic experiencing, massage, and Reiki, among others.
P.O. Box 6758
Santa Fe, NM 87502
Phone (24/7): 877-959-3529
9. The Ranch — Many individuals treated at The Ranch addiction and mental health rehab program have underlying issues of trauma or PTSD that fuel substance abuse, depression, anxiety, codependency, eating disorders, or intimacy disorders. The Ranch mental health center and drug rehab provides comprehensive complex trauma and PTSD treatment for survivors of childhood and/or adult trauma, both as a distinct diagnosis (depending on the location) and as a co-occurring disorder alongside substance abuse.
The Ranch Tennessee
6107 Pinewood Road
Nunnelly, TN 37137
The Ranch Mississippi
3949 Highway 43 North
Brandon, MS 39047
The Ranch Pennsylvania
1166 Hilts Road
Wrightsville, PA 17368
10. River Oaks Psychiatric Hospital — The Trauma Recovery and Crisis Stabilization Programs provide individual, group, and expressive therapies as a means of facilitating the focused expression of strong emotion. Psychoeducational modules address primary recovery skills, creating safety while decreasing crisis-generation and maladaptive thinking and behaviors. Finally, trauma group therapy allows clients to share their individualized treatment gains and struggles with peer and therapist support.
1525 River Oaks Road West
New Orleans, LA 70123
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