Trauma Treatment

Women’s Trauma Treatment Program in San Diego

Monima is a unique outpatient trauma treatment center designed specifically for women seeking mental health support in beautiful San Diego. We recognize that no two clients are the same, and trauma looks different for everyone. That’s why our team provides inclusive and individualized care based on the needs, diagnoses, and goals of each client — regardless of where they are at in their wellness journey.

Navigating trauma is challenging, and it’s especially difficult if you are facing it alone. Our mission is to provide care, support, and guidance every step of the way. We offer a variety of treatment modalities to address the needs, diagnoses, and wellness goals of each individual.

We foster a safe and inclusive environment where women feel empowered and supported during treatment. Monima offers the unique opportunity for clients to build lasting bonds and a sense of community while in treatment.

Are you struggling with symptoms following a traumatic event? Take our “Do I Have PTSD?” Quiz to get a better understanding of your symptoms and whether it’s time to seek treatment.

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Holistic and Integrative Trauma Treatment Center

Coping with trauma is complex and each journey is unique. Treatment programs at Monima provide individualized and comprehensive care that combines a variety of traditional and alternative techniques, from CBT to Reiki and Acupuncture. Our team recognizes the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and spirit and our trauma-informed outpatient programs are designed to foster overall wellness that lasts long after treatment.

Trauma recovery at Monima considers biological, psychological, social, and environmental factors that are unique to each individual. Our approach to treatment promotes long-term wellness and complete healing. At Monima, we provide an integrated, personalized, and diverse range of services that set each patient up for a breakthrough in their wellness journey and the chance at a sustainable and life-changing recovery.

Women’s Trauma Recovery Programs

Monima offers two outpatient treatment program options for clients coping with the challenges associated with trauma . Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) provide two distinct levels of care so each client receives the support they need.

The Difference Between IOP and PHP

The key differentiator between PHP and IOP is the amount of time clients spend per week engaging in therapy and with our medical providers. PHP and IOP have been intentionally designed to offer two distinct levels of care that address the various medical, physical, emotional, and psychological needs of each individual.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Trauma

Monima’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) was built for women seeking part-time treatment for trauma related challenges. IOP is designed specifically for women ready for a level of support above traditional weekly therapy, or as a stepping stone between a full-time recovery program — such as PHP or residential treatment — and returning to their daily routines full-time. Clients in the IOP program receive 9-15 hours of therapeutic engagement per week.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for Trauma

Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is the highest level of care for those impacted by trauma or having difficulty processing trauma. Oftentimes, the impact of trauma has begun to interfere with daily life and symptoms persist despite therapy or medication. Most clients take a leave of absence from work, school, or daily routines to fully commit themselves to the program. While in PHP, clients will be engaged in group and individual therapy for up to six hours a day, five days a week.
Monima has partnered with Ohana Recovery Residences to provide optional safe housing for women enrolled in Monima Wellness outpatient programs. Women who stay at Ohana experience an immersive, supportive recovery environment with a like-minded female community.

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Trauma treatment therapy, also known as trauma-focused therapy, is an approach specifically designed to address the psychological effects of trauma. It aims to help individuals process and heal from traumatic experiences, reduce distressing symptoms, and improve overall well-being. Here are some key aspects of trauma treatment therapy:

  • Trauma-Informed Approach
  • Evidence-Based Therapies
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE)
  • Safety and Stabilization
  • Processing and Integration
  • Addressing Symptoms and Building Resilience
  • Individualized Approach
Trauma-focused treatment and therapy addresses distorted or upsetting beliefs and attributions related to the traumas and provides a supportive environment in which children are encouraged to talk about their traumatic experiences and learn skills to help them cope with ordinary life stressors.

The most effective trauma therapy is Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), a specialized form of therapy designed to help children and adolescents who have experienced traumatic events and are struggling with the psychological impact of trauma. TF-CBT integrates cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques with trauma-focused interventions to address the unique needs of trauma survivors. Here are key features of TF-CBT:

Psychoeducation: TF-CBT begins with providing age-appropriate information about trauma, its effects, and common reactions.

Trauma Narrative: TF-CBT incorporates a structured approach to help individuals process and make sense of their traumatic experiences.

Cognitive Restructuring: TF-CBT focuses on identifying and challenging negative thoughts and beliefs related to the trauma.

Relaxation and Coping Skills: TF-CBT teaches individuals various relaxation techniques, coping skills, and stress management strategies to manage distressing symptoms and regulate emotions.

Gradual Exposure: TF-CBT may incorporate gradual exposure techniques to help individuals confront and process trauma-related memories, thoughts, or situations in a controlled and supportive manner.

Parenting Skills and Support: TF-CBT involves actively involving parents or caregivers in the therapy process.

Integrative trauma therapy refers to an approach that combines various therapeutic modalities and techniques from different theoretical orientations to address trauma and its impact on individuals. It recognizes that trauma affects individuals on multiple levels—physically, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually—and aims to provide a comprehensive and individualized treatment approach. Here are key aspects of integrative trauma therapy:

  • Holistic Perspective
  • Multiple Therapeutic Modalities
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Individualized Treatment Planning
  • Trauma Processing and Healing
  • Long-Term Support and Aftercare

The two main treatments for trauma are CBT and EMDR.

  1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the most effective and recommended treatment options for trauma. CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It is a widely recognized and evidence-based form of psychotherapy that focuses on the relationship between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. CBT aims to help individuals identify and modify unhelpful or negative patterns of thinking and behavior in order to alleviate psychological distress and improve overall well-being.
  2. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is another highly recommended treatment option for clients dealing with trauma. It is a psychotherapy approach that was originally developed to help individuals process traumatic memories and alleviate the distressing symptoms associated with trauma. EMDR has since been expanded to address various other mental health conditions and life experiences.