Trauma Disorder Treatment

Trauma isn’t just an academic concept; it’s something many of us face in our lives. More than 70% of adults have dealt with it in one form or another. It’s personal, it’s challenging, but it’s something we can overcome. Let’s explore trauma disorders, their symptoms, the different types, and how OC Revive’s Trauma Disorder Treatment program can offer you a helping hand on your path to healing.

 

What is Trauma?

Trauma isn’t just a word; it’s a profound emotional response to tough situations like war, sexual assault, accidents, or the heartbreaking loss of someone dear to us. If you’ve ever experienced trauma, you know it’s not just in your head – it takes a toll on your emotions, making you feel shocked, overwhelmed, hopeless, and confused. It even affects your body.

 

How Does Someone Who Faces Trauma Feel?

Trauma disorders aren’t just clinical terms; they’re experiences that disrupt lives for extended periods, sometimes months or even years. It’s not just a mental struggle; it shakes up your everyday life.

The symptoms can include:
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Anger
  • Low self-esteem
  • Irritability
  • Helplessness
  • Worthlessness
  • Flashbacks
  • Insomnia
  • Nightmares
  • Headaches
  • Trouble focusing

These symptoms can vary, shaped by the type of trauma and how you personally respond to it.

 

What are the Types of Trauma Disorder?

Vicarious Trauma

This is an indirect trauma. People who suffer from this trauma get it from the trauma of a close friend or family member. In other words, they do not experience this trauma directly. Instead, it comes from the experiences of others.

Acute Trauma

Acute trauma often arises from a single, profoundly distressing event. It’s the kind of trauma that leaves an immediate impact, but its symptoms typically don’t linger as long as they do in conditions like PTSD. It’s like a storm that passes but leaves behind a sense of chaos that needs to be addressed and understood.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Complex Trauma

Complex trauma survivors have weathered multiple traumatic events, often rooted in experiences like child abuse or bullying. It’s like carrying a heavy backpack filled with the weight of past hurts and betrayals. Complex trauma can manifest as low self-esteem, making it hard to trust or form emotional bonds. But you can unpack that backpack, one piece at a time, and find your path to self-worth and healing.

Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)

RAD is frequently observed in children who’ve struggled to build attachments with caregivers. It’s like missing the pieces to a puzzle that completes your sense of belonging. Children with RAD may withdraw emotionally, becoming numb to their feelings and suffering from low self-esteem. They need nurturing and support to heal, forming healthy connections as they grow.

 

Who is More Likely to Have Trauma Disorders?

Gender: Men tend to experience traumatic disorders more, but women are more likely to face specific types, like PTSD, often tied to experiences such as childbirth.

War Veterans/Soldiers: Those who’ve been through war or violence have a higher risk.

Child Abuse History: People who’ve endured childhood abuse and bullying are more vulnerable.

Accidents: Serious or life-threatening accidents can also increase the risk.

 

How Can You Manage Trauma in Children?

Children are particularly sensitive to trauma’s impact, which can disrupt their development, mess with their hormones, and even affect brain development. If you suspect a child has faced trauma, reaching out to a healthcare pro is vital to ensure their well-being and future mental health.

 

What are the Likely Treatments For Trauma Disorders?

Your journey through trauma is uniquely yours, and your path to healing should be too. At OC Revive’s Trauma Disorder Treatment program, we get that.

We offer a range of treatment options customized to your needs, including:

Medication

Meds can help manage symptoms, but they’re not a one-size-fits-all solution. We work closely with you to find what works best.

Therapy

Therapy is where the real magic happens. We’ve got a bunch of therapeutic approaches, like:

Selfcare/Home Remedies

Selfcare remedies include

Are Trauma Disorders Curable?

While there may not be a one-size-fits-all cure for trauma disorders, there’s hope for recovery. Symptoms can be managed, and with our support, you can experience an improvement in your overall well-being.

 

Contact OC Revive for Help!

If you or someone you love is going through the tough stuff of trauma disorders, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. OC Revive is dedicated to providing expert guidance and comprehensive support. Our rehab programs in Lake Forest, CA are tailored to meet your individual needs, offering a holistic approach to recovery. Do not hesitate to reach out to us at 844-954-3890 for immediate assistance and to take the first step towards healing and wellness.

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Tyler Michaelis

Founder & CEO

Tyler is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to teens and their families. Once a teenager that struggled with addiction, mental health, and poor choices, Tyler is aware of the growing demand and need for early intervention in adolescents and young adults. Growing up in Orange County, he battled addiction and peer pressure all throughout high school and during his time at Saddleback College. During those troubled years, Tyler’s parents and family were emotionally drained and heavily impacted by his addiction. Unfortunately, they did not know where to turn for help nor did they have the courage to set boundaries with him.After 7 painful years, they finally forced Tyler out of the house and into treatment at the age of 23.

April 5th, 2010 is a date that Tyler and his family hold dear. On that date, Tyler enrolled in a 4-month treatment program which laid the foundation for his recovery. With the help of treatment professionals, supportive friends and family, Tyler was able to build a better version of himself. This started with slowly building his self-esteem, and growing a community of peers to support him throughout recovery.

In 2011,with the desire to help others struggling with addiction, he decided to start working in the addiction field. Tyler obtained his CADAC || Counselor certification and graduated from Cal Sate University of Long Beach with a degree in Health Care Administration. Since then, Tyler has worked all areas of treatment starting as a detox technician and working his way up to Program Director. Today, Tyler feels blessed and grateful for getting a second chanse at life. He has a great relationship with his family, is happily married and has a great group of friends. Once a lost teen, Tyler now has purpose and passion. He’s dedicated his life’s work to helping teens and their families. As the Founder, Tyler Michaelis is confident that OC Revive will renew the lives of struggling teens while bringing back hope to their families

Kelly Pearson

Therapist

Chandra Medina

Lead Therapist

Brian Welsh

Director of Admissions

Levi Sweet

Director of Operations

Anthony Fletcher

Director Of Business Development

Anthony is an Orange County local and has been a great addition to the Oc Revive team. Since 2015, Anthony has been working in the substance abuse field and has also pursued his drug and alcohol counseling license. Since being with Revive Anthony has established a relationship within the School Districts and serves as a voluntary speaker for substance abuse awareness in the community. By sharing his personal testimony, he has excelled in gaining trust and building rapport with others. He always seems to have a smile on his face and brings a positive vibe wherever he goes. With that being said, Anthony is very passionate about the work that he does and goes above and beyond to provide our struggling youth the care that they so desperately need.

Patrick R. Smith

Program Director

Patrick is a mental health and addiction professional who has a passion for recovery and helping others. He was inspired and encouraged by his mentors to work with individuals and families that have been affected by mental health issues, and alcohol and drug addiction. He has been working in the field of addiction recovery for 23+ years and is an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor through the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals. Patrick is also certified in Adult and Adolescent Anger Management. His career in addiction treatment began in 2001 at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage CA. as an Addiction Specialist working on the inpatient campus and is the co-creator of Betty Ford Center’s “Young Adult Track” specializing in work with 18-25-year-old Patients. He also excelled in working with addicted and impaired professionals in the “Relapse and Recovery Program”.

Patrick transitioned to Orange County in 2011 where he accepted a position as the Program Director for Orange County Recovery Services. Patrick is a gifted lecturer, group facilitator, and counselor with a passion for recovery who has been an active recovery member for over 25 years.

Brittany Astrom

Clinical Supervisor

Brittany joins the OCR team with over 15 years of experience in the Mental Health adn Substance Abuse field. Brittany has been licensed for almost 8 years and has worked in various settings throughout her career, including inpatient psychiatric treatment, outpatient, residential treatment center, PHP and IOP settings. Brittany has been supervising Associate Marrige and Family Therapists and Associate Social Workers for almost 6 years and works in compiance and auditing to ensure that treatment centers are up to par with biling regulations. Brittany has worked with young adults and adolescents for most of her career.

Brittany earned her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at California Baptist International University. Brittany enjoys working with adolescents and young adults and believes that ever single person has the ability to set goals and meet them, even when they can’t see it themselves. Brittany loves spending time with her family, traveling, good coffee, and being outdoors.

Derek Walsh COO and Co-Founder

Derek Walsh

Co-Founder & COO

As Co-Founder & COO of OC Revive, Derek has a wealth of personal and professional experience dealing with the issues faced by today’s troubled teen. Throughout High School and College, Derek struggled with peer pressure, learning challenges, and substance abuse. Working with the support of family and friends, Derek set out to conquer those obstacles and find a richer, more fulfilling life.

On 15 October 2012, Derek overcame his own substance abuse problem and dedicated himself to help others work through their own addiction. A year later, Derek began a new journey and started his career in the recovery industry. Throughout his career, Derek has worked his way through numerous roles at top-rated treatment centers. While working at those treatment centers, Derek began to see a pattern that those struggling individuals would’ve benefited immensely from receiving earlier in life.

Derek decided that he wanted to be a part of the solution, and find a way to address those issues at an earlier age. He concluded that there needed to be interventions before adulthood, and he didn’t want to see anyone going through the same cycle that he did. That was when he and Tyler Michaelis decided to start OC Revive, to make sure teens get the help they need to find a purpose that leads them to a life of happiness and success.

Derek attended college at Orange Coast College and Santa Barbara City College.

Stephen Carmel

Co-Founder & CFO

I began my journey to recovery back in 2011 when i moved to California from New York.Along with my recovery and beginning a new way of life, I began to develop a heart for others struggling with sobriety.My journey to California was filled with many trials and lessons learned, but most of all, personal growth. I truly believe I would not have found success if I didn’t come to California.

I first opened an adult treatment center, California Prime Recovery(CPR) as a way to work with those struggling on a daily basis. Over the last 3 years, CPR has evolved into someting much more impactful and beautiful than i could’ve ever imagined. I have come to realize that my own happiness and growth depends on being involved in the lives of others in recovery. Helping people through recovery is a cornerstone of many 12 step programs, and it has become the most important aspect of personal life. Giving back to those still suffering is the only way not to lose what you have gained.

Throughout this journey, and by mentoring many adolescents, I realized i wanted to offer more to teens who were struggling just as i was. This is when i decided to start OC Revive. I had built many wonderful relationships throughout my professional journey and found two others who shared the same vision, and passion that i had for the youth. It didn’t take long for myself, Tyler Michaelis, and Derek Walsh to turn our dream into a reality. We are committed to providing the best possible treatment for adolescents and truly believe “their future is our collective responsibility”.

Tyler Michaelis

Founder & CEO

Tyler is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to teens and their families. Once a teenager that struggled with addiction, mental health, and poor choices, Tyler is aware of the growing demand and need for early intervention in adolescents and young adults. Growing up in Orange County, he battled addiction and peer pressure all throughout high school and during his time at Saddleback College. During those troubled years, Tyler’s parents and family were emotionally drained and heavily impacted by his addiction. Unfortunately, they did not know where to turn for help nor did they have the courage to set boundaries with him.After 7 painful years, they finally forced Tyler out of the house and into treatment at the age of 23.

April 5th, 2010 is a date that Tyler and his family hold dear. On that date, Tyler enrolled in a 4-month treatment program which laid the foundation for his recovery. With the help of treatment professionals, supportive friends and family, Tyler was able to build a better version of himself. This started with slowly building his self-esteem, and growing a community of peers to support him throughout recovery.

In 2011,with the desire to help others struggling with addiction, he decided to start working in the addiction field. Tyler obtained his CADAC || Counselor certification and graduated from Cal Sate University of Long Beach with a degree in Health Care Administration. Since then, Tyler has worked all areas of treatment starting as a detox technician and working his way up to Program Director. Today, Tyler feels blessed and grateful for getting a second chanse at life. He has a great relationship with his family, is happily married and has a great group of friends. Once a lost teen, Tyler now has purpose and passion. He’s dedicated his life’s work to helping teens and their families. As the Founder, Tyler Michaelis is confident that OC Revive will renew the lives of struggling teens while bringing back hope to their families