Children who experience trauma are at a high risk of forming life-long problems associated with the trauma that can significantly impact their happiness and well-being. A traumatic event can be a singular incident like a car or bicycle accident or multiple incidents at the hands of parents, siblings, or their peers. Treatment for childhood trauma requires intimate knowledge of the client and the traumatic event(s) that are having an impact. There are several mental health treatment programs available to treat childhood trauma and other mental health disorders.
At Crestview Recovery, we help men and women 18 and over from all walks of life whose mental health is suffering due to childhood trauma. When you first arrive at our facility, we will perform a full assessment of your physical and mental health along with the severity of your symptoms. We then use this information to place you in the appropriate treatment program to address your symptoms and develop healthy coping skills. For more information about our mental health treatment for childhood trauma, call 866.262.0531 or fill out our online form, and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
Understanding Childhood Trauma
Children who experience childhood trauma don’t have the necessary coping skills to process the feelings caused by the event. They don’t know that it’s OK to talk about their feelings or to tell on someone who is bullying them. If they experience repeated traumatic events such as physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, it will significantly impact their mental health throughout their lives and cause them to treat others in the same way.
Some of the common types of childhood trauma include:
- Natural disasters
- The sudden loss of a mother, father, or sibling
- Physical or sexual assault
- Peer pressure
- COVID-19 pandemic
- Sexual exploitation
At Crestview Recovery, our behavioral therapists have experience with childhood trauma treatment for adults. Our therapists will work individually with each client to develop healthy coping skills. Furthermore, they’ll show clients how to communicate their feelings in an appropriate way. They will then participate in group and individual therapy for a more well-rounded treatment experience.
Effective Treatment for Childhood Trauma
It’s never too late to start treatment for childhood trauma. Men and women whose lives are impacted by a single or multiple traumatic events in their past can still get help treating the childhood trauma no matter how old they are. In addition, starting treatment today will improve many aspects of their lives and give them confidence in managing their symptoms.
The most effective treatment for childhood trauma involves several types of therapies:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy – CBT is one of the most effective forms of behavioral therapy for childhood trauma treatment in adults and children. It helps clients understand the relationship between their thoughts and behaviors and how it controls their actions.
- Dialectical behavior therapy – DBT is for clients whose symptoms are causing suicidal thoughts and other self-harming behavior. Therapists work with clients to develop a new positive outlook for themselves and the world around them.
- Family therapy – Another essential treatment for childhood trauma is family therapy. It gives everyone in the family mental health support. Furthermore, it teaches them how they can become a part of the recovery process.
- Medication-assisted treatment – There is no medication to cure childhood trauma. However, medication can reduce many of the symptoms related to it. Medical staff will administer medication and monitor each client’s reactions to minimize any negative side effects.
At Crestview Recovery, you can heal and enjoy life with the help of specialists trained in treatment for childhood trauma. Learn more to get started today.
Crestview Recovery Offers Effective Programs for Treating Childhood Trauma in Portland
At Crestview Recovery, we offer childhood trauma treatment for adults 18 and over who need help coping with their childhood trauma. Clients will participate in a treatment program through inpatient, outpatient, and telehealth or remote support, depending on the severity of their symptoms and commitment toward their mental health.
Today is the day you turn your life around. Call 866.262.0531 to speak with our knowledgeable staff about treating childhood trauma in Portland.
Since 2016, Dr. Merle Williamson, a graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University, has been the Medical Director at Crestview Recovery, bringing a rich background in addiction medicine from his time at Hazelden Treatment Center. He oversees outpatient drug and alcohol treatments, providing medical care, setting policies, detox protocols, and quality assurance measures. Before specializing in addiction medicine, he spent 25 years in anesthesiology, serving as Chair of Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Chief of Anesthesia at Kaiser Permanente. This experience gives him a unique perspective on treating prescription drug addiction.