Addicts entering treatment so often report spending years suffering from overwhelming feelings of anxiety or depression brought on by traumatic experiences that made it virtually impossible to stop using drugs and alcohol. Trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have many destructive and debilitating effects, and abusing substances is often a “coping mechanism” to escape looping thoughts, fixations, night terrors and feeling caught in “fight, flight or freeze,”. Having solid trauma counselling modalities such as EMDR, Somatic Experiencing in addition to grounding strategies one learns from strategies like CBT and DBT, are essential to work through trauma to give you a stable and joyful journey.
Our clinical team is just that, a team. Aside from your one-on-one work with the psychiatrist and your primary therapist, our clinical team works together to craft your treatment plan so that the best tools in therapy are used to meet your specific needs.
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