The Trauma Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) treats adults who have experienced a recent traumatic event, as well as those whose past history of trauma contributes to ongoing psychiatric symptoms or PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder). Structured as an IOP, the Trauma Program at High Focus Centers provides a level of care that is higher than traditional outpatient services. As such, it is appropriate for patients whose symptoms are of sufficient severity to cause significant impairment in the activities of daily living, including work/school, family, and social functioning. The Trauma Program is meant to complement longer term individual or group therapy for trauma or PTSD, either as an initial treatment experience, or as an alternative to traditional outpatient therapy during a period of heightened symptoms.

If you have experienced any of the following emotional or psychological symptoms, you may be dealing with trauma:

  • Disbelief, shock, or denial
  • Mood swings and irritability/anger
  • Self-blame, guilt, or shame
  • Feeling hopeless, lost, or sad
  • General confusion or difficulty concentrating
  • Fear and anxiety, even when unwarranted
  • Withdrawing from others
  • Feeling numb or emotionally disconnected

If you have experienced any of the following physical symptoms, you may be dealing with trauma:

  • Muscle tension
  • Aches and pains
  • Nightmares or difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Fatigue
  • Edginess and agitation

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