Beyond Easing Surface Symptoms To Treat And Heal Root Causes Of Trauma
You will experience our one-of-a-kind collaborative clinical model that will address issues from multiple angles.
Redefining Intensive Treatment
As you heal and develop new skills, you’ll “step down” in frequency and session length. We’ll be by your side as you re-engage with your regular care team, and here for you with outpatient therapy as you transition back to everyday life.
Partial Hospitalization Program
6 – 8 hours/day
3- 5 days/week
60 – 90 Minutes
Accomplish More Together In Less Time
Short term outpatient therapy isn’t always enough to provide the support you need for real, long-term results.
At Skyway, you’ll spend time in partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient care, which provides a higher level of support between sessions.
Skyway's Treatment Process
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Creating Strategies To Help You Balance Acceptance & Change
Utilizing skills training and support, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is at the core of Skyway’s treatment process.
How Does It Work?
In DBT treatment, you’ll be part of a dynamic community where you’ll learn new skills for changing behaviors, regulating emotions, problem-solving, and strengthening your connection to others and the world.
Frequent one on one sessions with your individual therapist will help support the progress in group therapy.
All of the Skyway team participates in group sessions with their peers to ensure you’re getting the collective wisdom and guidance of clinicians at the top of their field.
Concurrent Trauma Treatments
Our trauma treatments do more than minimize the pain and shame of traumatic stress. You’ll learn how trauma manifests in your brain and body, and learn how to self-soothe, reprocess, and heal.
Building on your Dialectical Behavioral Therapy foundation, you’ll participate in at least one of five evidenced-based trauma treatments:
CPT is a proven type of group talk therapy that helps you learn to
“become your own therapist.”
CPT can help you create a new understanding of your traumatic events and rewrite your life narrative in a restorative, empowering way.
It’s a very effective process for examining the thoughts and emotions keeping you “stuck” in patterns of anxiety, shame, and guilt.
PE is a type of talk therapy that is proven effective for treating individual trauma such as combat, child abuse, or sexual assault.
You’ll learn to gradually approach traumatic memories, feelings, and situations, using special breathing techniques to self-soothe and gain control of your emotions.
PE can help you un-learn avoidance behaviors (like addictions or overworking) while exploring and redefining feelings of safety through controlled exposure to traumatic memories and triggers, both during sessions and in real-life situations.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Prolonged Exposure was developed by Dr. Melanie Harned to treat PTSD among higher risk, multi-diagnostic patient populations. DBT PE is delivered in three stages:
First, you’ll learn to control behaviors and find the stability you need to continue the next steps.
Next, you’ll start exposure exercises that help you face your past trauma in imaginary and real situations.
Finally, you’ll return to DBT therapy to learn to shape a life without trauma.
(DBT PE, Harned, 2020)
Led by a certified yoga therapist, trauma-sensitive yoga therapy focuses on body awareness and exploration of sensations, thoughts, and feelings within the present moment. A combination of physical movement, breathing exercises, and meditation techniques are used within sessions to start to re-regulate the nervous system in small, manageable steps.
Emphasis is placed on observing your internal experience in the present moment. Developing this keen awareness and discernment over time gives you the power to choose what practices and techniques will serve you best.
Therapeutic yoga may help reduce stress hormones, bring the nervous system back to balance and develop a sense of safety within the body so that you can get back to your life and live well.
EMDR is an exposure-based trauma treatment that allows your brain to take the lead in its own natural healing process.
During sessions, your therapist will prompt you to focus on both distressing memories and positive beliefs, using side-to-side eye movements, sounds, taps, or pulses to stimulate your brain’s activity and processing.
Re-experiencing traumatic events in a safe and supportive setting helps “neutralize” triggering situations and helps you take full control of your life.
ERP is effective for managing the symptoms and behaviors that come along with anxiety disorders, including avoidance behaviors that you might develop as survival tools (like eating disorders and purging, withdrawing from stressful situations, and staying in bed, for example).
In ERP, you’ll work with your therapist to explore the things you’re avoiding and gradually, safely move toward those things to reduce their effect.
ERP is proven effective in treating obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, and eating disorders.
In addition to DBT and Trauma Treatment, your treatment track can include a variety of supplementary programs to tailor your treatment to your needs.
Be Body Positive
Be Body Positive is a research-supported model that teaches there’s no one way to build a happy and healthy lifestyle and no one definition for beauty. Its five competencies align with Health at Every Size® (HAES) principles, which include respect, critical awareness, and compassionate self-care.
Learn to make healthy decisions for yourself and separate your own self-image and wellness from Western beauty standards and diet culture.
Our innovative clinical model includes “giving back” to your community or cause of interest as a tool for increasing mindful self-compassion and decreasing emotional vulnerability.
As a part of treatment, you’ll have the option to volunteer with local organizations that promote transformational justice and protect marginalized or traumatized individuals.