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.
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.
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:
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:
The two main treatments for trauma are CBT and EMDR.