Florida Trauma Informed Therapy
Trauma informed therapy has a particular philosophy and approach to treatment. It is based on an understanding that many individuals receiving services in the addiction recovery system have some form of trauma in their history. Therefore, it is important be aware of the possibility of trauma in clients’ story.
This therapy approaches clients from a perspective of respect— for them as individuals, for their survivor skills and for their resilience. Also, clients are encouraged to collaborate on and participate in their therapy. Moreover, they'll be able to to break away from the pain and re-establish a sense of achievement and self-worth. It also addresses the client’s well-being with regard to their individualized addiction needs and offers a supportive and insightful strategy for hope, healing and recovery.
Many of our therapists have been trained to utilize Florida trauma informed therapy. This means understanding the role that trauma may play in addiction, and in the full range of behavioral health issues. They have learned how to ask about and discuss trauma as part of Simple Path's addiction treatment program. Furthermore, they can determine when specialized trauma-focused approaches are required.
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What is Trauma Informed Therapy?
Trauma informed therapy is a cognitive behavioral therapy that brings together the knowledge and understanding of how trauma affects the lives of those it touches. Likewise, it is therapy for behaviors that produce certain triggers. For some, trauma experienced at some point in life makes it difficult to deal with issues that would otherwise not be usually substantive.
Many people with alcohol or drug addiction have a history of trauma. Trauma can also occur as a stand-alone event or repeated over time. Additionally, it can be recent or in the more distant past. Trauma can have a severe impact on the primary victim and on family members, friends and helpers as well. The Simple Path Recovery integrated trauma informed therapy program was created to address the side-effects of trauma and addiction, along with other co-occurring disorders.
Benefits of Trauma Informed Therapy
Trauma informed therapy can be beneficial to clients who have experienced a traumatic event or a long-term, chronic issue. By engaging in this type of addiction treatment, clients can learn more about what they are experiencing and how to address their concerns. The following are a few examples of the benefits of trauma-focused therapy:
- Trauma education
- Re-establish safety
- Identify triggers
- Develop healthy coping strategies
- Decrease stress symptoms
- Practice trauma processing
Common Forms of Trauma Impacting Addiction
- Domestic violence
- Natural disasters
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Verbal abuse
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