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Blending real compassion, human connection, and leading-edge clinical science for lasting, life-changing healing. We serve clients who are experiencing multiple diagnoses, fueled by underlying traumatic stress.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the significant impact of traumatic events on the way you think and function. We often associate PTSD with combat, but it can be caused by any traumatic event: sexual assault, a car accident, natural disaster, near-death experience, toxic relationship, violence or abuse.
Living with PTSD may feel like cycling in between heightened states of anxiety and bouts of depression because extended time in “fight or flight” mode exhausts your energy.
We designed every detail of our PTSD treatment tracks to help you manage your symptoms, start healing underlying trauma, and find sustained relief from the symptoms of PTSD.
PTSD symptoms and behaviors can include:
- Intrusive memories and flashbacks
- Distortions in memory, cognition, and mood
- Eating disorders
Complex Trauma is a term used to describe subtle repeated trauma that doesn’t check all of the PTSD boxes. Complex Trauma typically begins in childhood and can involve bullying, emotional abuse or neglect, domestic violence, manipulation, gaslighting, or any situation in which someone is under the control of another.
Complex trauma early in life can have a major impact later—often in different ways than a single traumatic experience like combat or rape.
Complex trauma is a newer concept and a commonly misunderstood diagnosis, and it often takes a trauma-informed clinician to properly diagnose and help you heal from it. Our trauma specialists understand the nuances of C-PTSD, and understand that it requires a slightly different treatment approach.
If you’re struggling with C-PTSD, Skyway’s treatment tracks can help you identify the ways that trauma impacts your interpersonal relationships, emotion regulation, and problematic behaviors.
C-PTSD symptoms and behaviors can include:
- Difficulty regulating strong emotions like anger or sadness
- Difficulty maintaining healthy relationships
- Feeling disconnected from yourself and others
- Strong feelings of shame and guilt
- Physical symptoms such as headaches and stomachaches
- A loss of meaning or feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, and emptiness
- Eating disorders
- Suicidal ideation
- Constant feelings of dread – like something terrible is about to happen
Systemic Trauma can be caused by psychological, emotional, economic, spiritual, physical, or sexual harm you experience as a member of a marginalized group of people. Racism, transphobia, fatphobia, ableism, and sexism are just a few common types of systemic injustice and trauma we have worked through with Skyway clients.
As trauma-informed clinicians, we know that systemic trauma can deepen a traumatic experience and make it more difficult to seek and access the help you need. You’ll find a safe, affirming atmosphere to discuss all of your identities and fully claim them as part of your healing process.
Traumatic Stress and Eating Disorders
If you suffer from low self-esteem, low self-worth, and/or overwhelming negative emotions tied to your trauma, you might be using disordered eating behaviors to self-soothe.
Though eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorders are more common in women, they can affect people of all genders at any age.
Eating disorders are often neurobiological, which means your brain has re-wired itself to survive or cope with painful experiences.
At Skyway, we’ll help you address your eating disorder as a useful strategy that helped you cope in the past but is no longer needed.
You’ll start trauma treatment as soon as you walk through our doors, along with skills-based treatment to prevent re-engagement in your disordered eating behaviors.
Mood and Anxiety Disorders
If you’ve been diagnosed with a mood or anxiety disorder, you’re not alone. Depression, anxiety, or other co-occurring disorders can arise whether you’re dealing with past trauma or not.
At Skyway, you’ll find the intensive treatment you need to manage your symptoms while you work with our specialists to address the underlying issues that fuel them.