The debilitating symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder and the inner turmoil caused by traumatic experiences in one’s childhood or during adulthood can hinder an individual’s functioning in a negative way. For this reason, Sierra Tucson is pleased to offer superior residential programming for adult men and women who wish to overcome a traumatic past via our residential Program for Trauma Recovery.
The Program for Trauma Recovery is specialized and comprehensive in nature so that those who partake in the services provided can become truly healed in a holistic way. This program implements a biopsychosocial-spiritual approach to care and integrates a system of neuropsychiatric treatment that is able to fully restore the mind, body, and spirit. Sierra Tucson’s staff of qualified and highly-experienced professionals administer treatment within this program with a body of knowledge and clinical expertise that has changed the lives of countless individuals.
The overarching goal of the Trauma Recovery Program is to improve the daily functioning and overall quality of life for residents by supplying stabilizing services that aim to reduce the impact of symptoms and emotional turmoil that are known to occur when a person endures a trauma. We also hope to build upon already-existing strengths and assist residents in rediscovering their personal and emotional truths concerning fear, trust, honesty, and dependency.
Should a man or woman require more immediate and intensive services prior to beginning this residential program, Sierra Tucson features Desert Flower Hospital on the same campus in order to facilitate these services for residents who require them. These services are short-term and, once a resident has completed this type of care, residential treatment can commence. Upon embarking on the therapeutic process within the Trauma Recovery Program, residents will partake in the following therapeutic interventions, of which are detailed within each resident’s treatment plan and Sierra Tucson’s daily treatment schedule:
- Individual therapy
- Peer group work that is led by a therapist
- Daily yoga
- Movement groups
- Expressive arts
- Mindfulness training
- Medication management services with a psychiatrist
- Therapeutic recreation
- Equine therapy
- Resilience training
- Psychoeducational lectures
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Somatic Experiencing (SE)
- Somato-emotional response (SE) massage
Each resident receiving care in the Trauma Recovery Program is assessed on an ongoing basis by our caring staff so that each and every need of our residents is sufficiently met. It is our hope that residents who complete this program will have a solid foundation of recovery and the ability to live a bountiful life without being bound by trauma from the past.
The goal of Sierra Tucson’s Trauma Recovery Program is to improve your day-to-day functioning and quality of life, providing stabilization and reduction of symptoms by reconnecting you with the strengths that enabled you to survive the original trauma.
Your multidisciplinary treatment team will include an attending physician, primary therapist, family therapist, continuing care coordinator, psychologists, therapeutic activity & fitness specialists, licensed integrative therapy practitioners, and naturopathic physicians who address the physiological as well as the psychological effects of trauma. Among the many benefits of treatment at Sierra Tucson is the significant number of nurses and doctors (including a naturopathic physician) who are full-time staff members.
As you learn to draw on your own strength and resiliency, you’ll discover new tools for moving forward instead of being controlled by past trauma. And you’ll take home a comprehensive set of new skills, insights, and resources to sustain the journey of recovery that begins here.
Comprehensive, Compassionate, & Personalized Care
Comprehensive care includes a complete diagnostic assessment, from which the multidisciplinary team will develop and coordinate your individualized treatment plan. Sierra Tucson’s compassionate staff members understand the emotional pain felt by residents and families. Extensive experience and training enable us to provide the highest quality of care for your emotional, physical, and spiritual healing.
The treatment team meets regularly to assess and review individual progress, sharing insights from their areas of expertise and collaborating to update your treatment plan. This continual reassessment provides optimized treatment to simultaneously address the total scope of your trauma recovery and any co-occurring disorders.
Treatment is a vital first step, providing a foundation for recovery, and it is essential for you to follow a plan to continue your success. So you’ll leave Sierra Tucson with a continuing care plan developed according to your specific needs. In addition, Alumni Relations will provide you with resources, follow-up communication, and encouragement to remind you that you’re never alone on your new journey.
Help for First Responders
The FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA) has teamed up with Acadia Healthcare to provide access to comprehensive treatment for first responders and their family members. With this new initiative, first responders will have access to Acadia Healthcare centers – including Sierra Tucson – and resources where they can receive the specialized care needed to manage substance abuse and mental health complexities such as trauma, anxiety and depression caused by off- or on-duty stressors.