Residential Trauma Program

Learn more about our inpatient trauma program at The Bridge to Recovery.

More than two-thirds of children reported at least one traumatic event by age 16. Those children grow into adults. At The Bridge to Recovery, helping those adults heal is what we do.

In 2013, when the American Psychiatric Association released the DSM-5, it changed the way it categorized trauma and stress-related disorders. This change proves the importance of trauma as a primary disorder and that other disorders can occur as a stress-related response to triggering events.

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Trauma-Related Disorders in Adults

The DSM-5 identifies trauma-related disorders in adults and children. At The Bridge to Recovery, we help ADULTS heal from their underlying trauma, which is often childhood trauma. Below, we have identified adult trauma-related disorders that many of our own clients report struggling with.

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Acute Stress Disorder (ASD)
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Other Specific Trauma
  • Unspecified Trauma

What Do I Do Now?

Understanding is key to taking the next step. With our residential trauma program, we move beyond the diagnosis and labels. Our job is to help you get to the root of your pain, heal from your trauma, and replace negative emotional response patterns with positive ones. Simply put, we help you un-cover, understand, and un-shame.

Trauma Disorders, like many other diagnosable disorders, carry with them waves of other symptoms: anxiety, depression, anger, guilt, grief, self-esteem issues, and more. We can help you navigate the journey to healing.

Our clients often report to us that they have received a Trauma Disorder diagnosis. They have tried therapy. They have tried books. They have tried it all, or at least, what seems like it all.

Just an hour and 20 minutes North from Nashville, Tennessee sits our healing refuge. Hidden away on 120 acres of rolling Kentucky hills.

What we help with

Childhood Trauma

Nearly 35 million U.S. children have experienced one or more types of childhood trauma. Almost half the nation's children have experienced at least one or more types of serious childhood trauma.

At The Bridge to Recovery, we have dedicated over five decades to helping adults who carry pain from unresolved childhood trauma leading to emotional disease. When childhood trauma is left unresolved, it can lead to many negative behavior patterns and emotional response systems in adulthood, including:

  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Anger & Rage
  • Control & Caretaking
  • Perfectionism & Feelings of "Never Good Enough"
  • Self-Control & Self Esteem
  • Workaholism & Other Work-Related Struggles
  • Chronic Relapse & Sobriety Struggles
  • Relationship & Intimacy Issues

Like adult trauma, childhood trauma can occur in a variety of ways. We have already focused on how family of origin trauma can severely impact our adult lives. Below, you will find some other examples of childhood traumas.

  • Bullying
  • Grief & Loss Trauma
  • Community Threats & Violence 
  • Global, National, Regional, Community, & Household Disasters
  • Country of Origin War & Refugee Trauma
  • Medical Trauma
  • Terrorism
  • Sex Trafficking

While adult trauma can cause significant issues as well, because childhood trauma so often causes an interruption or incompleteness of biological developmental staging, the impact it can have on our adult response system is extraordinary. 

While there are those who experienced childhood trauma and were met with all the necessary tools and resources to adjust, adapt, and respond in a healthy, healing manner, many others sadly do not. When this occurs, we are here to help.

Your childhood may have impacted who you are as an adult, but it does not have to define who you are as an adult. Connect with us today to learn more about how we can help.

Our Residential Trauma Program

If you have browsed through our other pages, hopefully it has become evidently clear that we are renowned for our trauma and codependency work. And, if you have followed our Trauma Tree Map, it has likely landed you here to further understand really what we help with.

It is true: we help folks heal from the devastating effects of trauma and codependency. But let’s dive into what those devastating effects can look like.

Resolving the Symptoms

When we experience pain from unresolved trauma, we often find ourselves engaging in negative thinking, behaving, and feeling. Or, as we refer to our Trauma Tree Map, the “branches of our trauma tree.” 

While our bodies are designed by nature to survive, to do so, we often create negative patterns of behavior and thinking. So, whether it is because we experience a stressful situation or because we are seeking ways to find joy and pleasure, these negative patterns can create turmoil in our lives.

At The Bridge to Recovery, we have found that by healing the root causes of our trauma, we can learn to develop new, healthy ways of behaving and feeling.  

But first, we must understand your trauma.

Our Trauma Workshop

In our transformative approach, we start by uncovering trauma, delving deep into one's experiences to identify and address pain-producing events. Our skilled team creates a safe space for this courageous excavation, peeling away layers of trauma and laying the foundation for genuine healing.

The next phase involves reframing trauma and shifting perceptions of past pain into a healthy and empowering narrative. This intricate process, guided by experienced clinicians, encourages individuals to view their experiences through a lens of resilience and growth.

The culmination is healing within, nurturing wounded aspects that encompass emotional scars, belief systems, and coping mechanisms developed in response to trauma. Our evidence-based practices and empathetic understanding facilitate a comprehensive internal transformation, extending beyond the workshop experience.

At our residential mental health program, our commitment to trauma care is rooted in a profound understanding of the complexities that individuals face in their healing journey. We believe in addressing trauma at its core, guiding individuals through the courageous process of uncovering and reframing their experiences. Our approach goes beyond conventional therapeutic methods, aiming for holistic and comprehensive healing that nurtures wounded aspects within. Our therapeutic modalities empower individuals to reclaim ownership of their stories and embark on a transformative path toward lasting emotional well-being through evidence-based practices, compassionate exploration, and a commitment to fostering resilience. Your journey to healing begins here, where understanding, support, and empowerment converge to guide you toward a future free from the shadows of trauma. Connect with our Kentucky mental health center today and take the first step towards reclaiming your life.