Trauma, especially when it occurs in childhood, can have a profound and long-lasting effect on how you experience day-to-day life: your relationships, mood, physical health, and ability to function both at work and at home. Early childhood trauma is also strongly associated with an increased risk of developing a substance use disorder, chronic pain, general chronic illness, as well as other co-occurring psychiatric disorders in adulthood. Trauma-related disorders are particularly under-reported in military, law enforcement, or first responder families, where perceived stigma prevents affected individuals (and often their loved ones) from seeking help.
While the reverberations of trauma can persist for years, many of the symptoms can be treated effectively with evidence-based psychotherapy tools and pharmacotherapy.
At Triangle Wellness & Recovery PLLC, we help you learn techniques to strengthen emotional regulation and decrease anxiety. In addition, we will work with you to identify the most appropriate medications, maximizing benefit and reducing risk, to help you manage nightmares, hyper-sensitive responses/ reaction, anxiety, and panic attacks.
Additionally, because the connection between mental and physical response is so strong in individuals suffering from PTSD, our primary care provider, Lydia Johnson FNP-C, offers trauma-sensitive physical assessment and medication management to interested clients. Primary care management is designed around you and your specific needs. Clients working with our Family Nurse Practitioner will experience integrated care at Triangle Wellness & Recovery, as all members of our team work closely together to develop an integrative physical and mental health treatment plan to relieve suffering, and promote health and healing of the body and mind.