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Learn more about Novu Wellness and our trauma-informed mental health programs.

When someone experiences a traumatic event or series of events, it changes who they are and causes distress in multiple areas of their lives. When a person develops post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), they need to seek professional help that gives them a safe place to discuss their emotions and experiences. Novu Wellness provides PTSD treatment and mental health treatment in Georgia that makes a real difference. We help people identify and minimize their symptoms while they process the events that led to PTSD.

How Does Our PTSD Treatment in Atlanta Work?

When someone comes to us for PTSD treatment in Atlanta, they have choices for different levels of care. We provide outpatient treatment, which means the person travels to our offices for their appointments without having to move into a residential facility. We offer the following levels of outpatient treatment:

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): The highest level of outpatient care is ideal for someone who needs some of the structure of a residential treatment center but not 24/7 care. PHP includes treatment sessions Monday through Friday that run from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM. 

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): A lower level of care than PHP, it still includes several of the same approaches. The individual attends several weekly therapy sessions that last half a day.

Virtual IOP: This is the same as our regular IOP program but can be done virtually for those who qualify. It takes place on a telehealth platform that allows people to access support via an internet connection in their home or other private setting.

Signs and Symptoms of PTSD

People who have PTSD exhibit physical and emotional signs that may be noticeable to themselves and others. Even when they try to control them, it can be difficult or impossible. Signs that someone is in need of PTSD treatment in Atlanta include: 

  • Flashbacks
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Distrust of new people or unfamiliar situations
  • Avoiding locations or people who remind them of their trauma
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Nightmares
  • Easily startled
  • Memory loss or distorted memory related to the trauma
  • Discord in relationships with romantic partners, family members, and friends

Types of Trauma

A person who needs PTSD treatment in Atlanta may have one of three different types of trauma. Each one requires specialized care to help the person work through their experiences in a safe environment and minimize their symptoms. The types of trauma include:

Acute Trauma: This happens as a result of a single traumatic event. The event is both unexpected and terrifying. Examples of acute trauma include:

  • Physical assault
  • Sexual assault
  • Death of a loved one
  • Serious accident or illness
  • Victim of a violent crime
  • Witnessing a violent crime
  • Events that occur during wartime or a time of political conflict
  • Natural disasters (hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, etc.)

Chronic Trauma: This can be the result after someone experiences multiple acts of trauma over a period of time. For some, the symptoms begin shortly after the events happen or it may be years before they feel the effects of PTSD. Events that can cause chronic trauma include:

  • Multiple acts of physical abuse
  • Multiple acts of sexual abuse
  • Long-term child abuse or molestation
  • Childhood neglect
  • Witnessing long-term domestic abuse or other violent acts
  • Several natural disasters
  • Long-term or recurring illness
  • Homelessness
  • Repeated events that occur during wartime or a time of political conflict

Complex Trauma: This happens as a result of repeated exposure to several types of traumatic events. It commonly happens to children who live with violence and other traumatizing situations. The trauma happens over several months or years and often is caused by a parent, caregiver, or someone in the family. Situations that can cause complex trauma include:

  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Verbal abuse
  • Neglect
  • Childhood bullying
  • Human trafficking
  • Long-term illness 
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How Do I Know I Need PTSD Treatment?

Someone who has experienced trauma may think that if they just try hard enough, they can feel better. Still, others try their best to ignore their symptoms, which often end up worsening. If you have gone through or currently are dealing with any of the examples of trauma-causing activities listed above, you may need help. Someone with PTSD finds that they cannot achieve a feeling of moving past the event. It causes difficulties in their ability to participate fully in healthy, loving relationships and move through the world with a sense of calmness. To find out if you need PTSD treatment, speak to your doctor or a mental health professional to receive a full evaluation. From there, a plan of treatment can be devised.

How We Treat Trauma in Atlanta

At the heart of our approach to helping people overcome trauma is exposing them to several types of therapy. We provide psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. We also offer family therapy, brain mapping, and psychiatry & medication management. Our skilled therapists guide each person through their therapy sessions and medical personnel monitor them during the use of any prescription medications.

Begin PTSD Treatment in Atlanta Today

Do you have a traumatic event in your past and haven’t been able to feel like you fully dealt with it and can feel like your old self again? PTSD impacts a person’s life in a variety of ways and robs them of the ability to feel safe, secure, and comfortable getting involved in new activities. Novu Wellness understands the need for individualized treatment plans for each person to help ease their symptoms. Our PTSD treatment in Atlanta offers different types of outpatient care designed to help people improve their mental health and put trauma in their rearview mirror.

Treatment Philosophy

At Novu Wellness, we believe that each individual suffering deserves mental health recovery. Our specialists work with each client using a trauma-informed approach to help you manage and recover from the symptoms of mental health disorders.

Meet Our Team

Our mental health specialists have years of experience in treating the debilitating symptoms of mental health disorders and can help you live a life full of possibility.