Lakeside Behavioral Health System provides specialized treatment for patients who are suffering from psychological trauma. The program is offered to adults and adolescents whose symptoms are related to having experienced traumatic events in their lives. Issues can range from nightmares, flashbacks, panic attacks, mood swings, startle reflex, hypervigilance and depression to phobias, anxiety, isolative behavior, sleep disorders, psychic numbing and other symptoms common in the aftermath of trauma.

The Trauma Resolution Track includes didactic, Cognitive Behavioral and emotional integration modalities including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR therapy focuses on memories associated with traumatic events, neutralizing the memory and reducing the related symptoms. This track is offered for adult and adolescent patients in inpatient hospitalization, residential treatment and partial hospitalization (day treatment). Treatment includes an educational component, assistance in identifying key life experiences that have resulted in negative beliefs and self-defeating behaviors, and assistance in processing and resolving these issues in a safe, supportive environment. Patients are referred to the Trauma Track by their attending psychiatrist.

Who Is a Candidate?

  • Adult and adolescent patients in inpatient hospitalization, residential treatment or partial hospitalization (day treatment)
  • Survivors of childhood physical, sexual and emotional abuse
  • Victims of crime such as rape or robbery
  • Individuals who have experienced catastrophic loss, death or abandonment
  • Survivors or car accidents and man-made disasters
  • Persons with high-risk jobs including first responders, emergency and rescue workers, fire and police
  • Survivors of natural disasters
  • Survivors of suicide attempts by themselves or a family member
  • Witnesses of traumatic events
  • Combat survivors
  • Victims of domestic violence