At Sierra Tucson, we recognize that the debilitating symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the inner turmoil caused by traumatic experiences in one’s childhood or during adulthood can hinder an individual’s functioning. We understand that you may feel on edge or hopeless and have difficulty concentrating. You are not alone. Our team of full-time, on-site doctors and clinicians focuses on providing world-class treatment to all our residents to deliver positive outcomes.
Our Treatment Approach
The goal of our 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. We use a holistic approach that is designed to treat the entire person — mind, body and spirit — to solve the entire problem while providing the best comprehensive medical and clinical care.
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
Understanding Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
After a person experiences, learns about or witnesses a trauma and suffers from a great deal of turmoil as a result, it is likely that that individual is struggling with the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder. This mental health condition can cause a person to feel as though they are reexperiencing the trauma.
Posttraumatic stress disorder affects an estimated 5 million people in the United States. These individuals tend to go to great lengths to avoid certain people, places or things that are reminiscent of the trauma and may respond with heightened and anxiety-driven responses to even mundane triggers. Sufferers of this illness are known to experience worsening symptoms if treatment is not sought and could develop additional mental health concerns over time. Additionally, individuals who have PTSD symptoms are more likely to abuse substances and develop suicidal ideation should this disorder remain present in their lives. If you or a loved one is displaying symptoms synonymous with this condition after experiencing a trauma, it is imperative to seek professional care to prevent further harm.
Therapies are offered to residents based on a customized plan created by Sierra Tucson’s on-site clinicians and doctors. View a complete list of therapy options by clicking here.
Red, White & Blue Program
On a daily basis, members of the military and first responder communities face challenges that are far beyond what most people will ever experience. Our Red, White and Blue Program is designed to serve the professionals who protect our nation and keep our communities safe. Learn more by clicking here
What is Sierra Tucson’s approach to treating trauma?
Because all people and experiences are different, Sierra Tucson utilizes a trauma-informed approach. This means that all staff is trained in meeting residents where they are, even when they are struggling. Sierra Tucson has a customizable Trauma Program that works to treat the nervous system as well as the mind, body and spirit.
What does trauma treatment look like?
Trauma treatment can look like many different things. Often, people have an expectation that trauma recovery is recognized by what modalities one can engage in. But because not all modalities work for everyone, each person will have a program created for them.
What are some potential goals of trauma therapy?
Better regulation of emotions and the autonomic nervous system, reduction in shame, decrease in somatization, increased ability to trust and form healthy attachments and relationships, increased mindfulness and self-awareness, improved communication skills and many more.