Trauma, especially when it occurs in childhood, can have a profound and long-lasting effect on how someone experiences day-to-day life, their relationships, ability to function at work and at home, mood and physical health. Early childhood trauma is strongly associated with increased risk of developing a substance use disorder as well as development of chronic pain syndrome in adulthood. Trauma related disorders can be particularly under-reported in military, law enforcement or first responder personnel where perceived stigma prevents affected individuals 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 to providing medication to reduce nightmares and prevent or treat acute panic attacks.