Traumatic life events can cause a wide range of issues, while treatment focuses on neutralizing the memory and reducing the related symptoms. Adults and adolescents suffering from psychological trauma can benefit greatly from Lakeside’s specialized Trauma Resolution treatment. The program is offered for adult and adolescent patients through inpatient hospitalization, residential treatment or partial hospitalization (day treatment). Treatment components include assistance in identifying key life experiences that have resulted in negative beliefs and self-defeating behaviors, and help in processing and resolving these issues in a safe, supportive environment. Experts also use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and other methods to achieve positive results. EMDR therapy focuses on memories associated with traumatic events. Patients are referred to the trauma program by their attending psychiatrist.
Our experienced staff has decades of experience, and the Trauma Resolution program team includes a medical doctor (MD) and a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). In a research initiative at Lakeside conducted in 2002, it was determined that out of 186 patients who completed EMDR in the Lakeside program, 148 (or 80 percent) reported a complete resolution and neutralization of the traumatic symptoms as well as a more positive cognitive reframing and perspective of the traumatic event.