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Psychological trauma

Psychological trauma care, a mental health and wellness service, helps you recover and return to your life following a traumatic experience. Comprehensive treatment for this condition includes a mix of physical, mental and emotional care.

Psychological and emotional trauma recovery in Northern Virginia

Healing from psychological trauma is possible with our evidence-based trauma treatment program.

At Dominion Hospital, we understand traumatic experiences need specialized care. Our TraumaSci Program is rooted in a model of individualized care based in neuroscience, offering you hope toward healing.

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In just a few easy steps, you can get started on the road to recovery and wellness. Let us help you find the programs you need to heal.

In just a few easy steps, you can get started on the road to recovery and wellness. Let us help you find the programs you need to heal.

Signs of psychological or emotional trauma

The effects of traumatic events are complex and impact your mind and body. There are common symptoms that point to emotional or psychological trauma, including:

  • Avoiding reminders of the trauma
  • Distressing dreams and memories
  • Flashbacks of traumatic events
  • Hopelessness and dread of the future
  • Hypervigilance
  • Interpersonal conflict
  • Loss of sense of self and identity
  • Mood swings or depression
  • Negative thinking
  • Panic attacks
  • Severe anxiety
  • Sleep disturbances and disorders

Treatments we offer for psychological trauma

We offer a comprehensive inpatient and outpatient program for adults dealing with the mental health outcomes of traumatic events.

What is psychological trauma

Physical, sexual or emotional abuse, threatened death or a serious injury can cause physical trauma as well as psychological and emotional trauma. This trauma can be debilitating and affect your ability to lead a normal life. It may also potentially lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or dissociative disorders. However, with the right kind of treatment provided in a safe and therapeutic environment, you can process your experiences and heal.

Our trauma treatment program

Our goal is to provide safe, interpersonal engagement to decrease fear-based reactions. We help you learn strategies and skills to increase resilience and reclaim hope for the future.

Our TraumaSci program accomplishes this by helping to:

  • Buffer against the neurobiological effects of trauma
  • Decrease the intrusion of traumatic experiences, self-injurious behaviors and suicidal ideations
  • Inspire curiosity and insight leading to integration and understanding of your traumatic experiences

Levels of treatment

Our inpatient trauma therapy program offers trauma-focused treatment seven days a week. Patients receive a comprehensive intake assessment before treatment begins to determine which approach to care will lead to optimal outcomes.

Individual and group-focused treatment includes:

  • 24/7 nursing care
  • Daily medication management with a psychiatrist
  • Individual psychotherapy three times a week
  • Group psychotherapy, including expressive therapy
  • Resilience group work
  • Collaboration with supportive family and/or friends
  • Collaboration with outpatient providers

The inpatient aspect of our program is held on the main hospital campus.

Trauma recovery through partial hospitalization

A PHP is ideal for patients who will benefit from intensive therapy five days per week while spending evenings and weekends at home. Our PHP services include:

  • Group psychotherapy, including focused trauma groups
  • Medication management with a psychiatrist
  • Resilience skills training
  • Case management and contact with outpatient providers

Read our TraumaSci program guide

Learn more about our psychological trauma treatment services in our detailed TraumaSci program handbook. Our handbook contains detailed information about our programs, services and amenities, including:

  • Daily schedule
  • Meals and entertainment
  • Rooms and facility space
  • Safety procedures
  • Treatment team members
  • Visitor policies and conduct
  • What to bring and not to bring
Read our TraumaSci patient handbook 

Our Psychological trauma Locations

Currently Viewing:

Dominion Hospital
2960 Sleepy Hollow Rd
Falls Church, VA 22044
 (703) 536 - 2000

Currently Viewing:

Dominion Hospital
2960 Sleepy Hollow Rd
Falls Church, VA 22044
 (703) 536 - 2000
Choices Adult Outpatient Program - Falls Church
6565 Arlington Blvd
Suite 101
Falls Church, VA 22042
 (703) 720 - 5500

0.6 miles