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Symptoms of Trauma

Clients attend our program to address many issues stemming from unresolved trauma.  Some of the common symptoms of trauma we help address are:

Who to Refer to The Bridge
Who to Refer to The Bridge

Who to Refer

In addition to WHAT the client may be experiencing, on our page Seeking Help for a Client, we discuss WHEN to refer a client to The Bridge.  Here, we discuss in a bit more detail on WHO to refer to our program.

  • The “Stuck” Client
    Client is no longer progressing in therapy, their program, etc.
  • The “Escalating” Client
    Client’s behavior, emotions, response/reaction, consequences, etc. are escalating.  Client can only stay in a state of crisis management.
  • The “Needing More” Client
    It is apparent the client’s trauma is keeping them in survival mode, and the client will benefit from a more intensive opportunity; may also include clients who have completed their residential program but clinical recommendation is continued care with trauma component.
  • The “Rule Breaker” Client
    Client is struggling to follow expectations set forth; may be clients M.O. to push boundaries in order to avoid addressing issues.
  • The “Family Member” Client
    Family member(s) has become equally as unwell as the identified patient; may interfere with family member’s care; excessive control, caretaking, and enmeshment.
Who to Refer to The Bridge

Who TBTR Would NOT be a Good Fit For

Because nearly everyone experiences trauma, we believe that most individuals would benefit from attending our program, as even small amounts of pain generated from trauma can impact our emotional wellness.  However, there are a few scenarios in which our program is not likely the best fit.

  • Individuals who are active in a primary addiction.
    This can include:
    • Sex Addiction
    • Food Disordered Behavior
    • Substance Abuse Disorder (Drugs & Alcohol)

Resolution: Once the client has completed primary treatment or successfully participated in a 12-step program for at least 30 days, the client would be substantially more clear-minded and able to do the deep healing work we do at TBTR.

  • Individuals with a newly diagnosed and/or untreated mental health/psychiatric condition.
    This can include individuals who:
    • Have been newly prescribed medications for such condition.
    • Recent diagnosis not yet stabilized.
    • Beginning psychiatric care and not released (or “cleared) by treating professional.

Resolution: Once the client has been 30 days out from both a new diagnosis, beginning psychiatric care, AND from starting/changing any medications, the client would be in a stabilized condition and able to focus attention on their needed trauma work.

  • Any individual where the group model (learn more about our Group Process here) would not be beneficial, and/or could cause safety concerns for both the individual and the group.

Resolution: TBTR is happy to provide referrals for trauma programs that offer personalized program options.

To learn more about who to contact and how to make a referral to The Bridge, visit Referring to TBTR

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