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At the Summa Health Traumatic Stress Center, all individuals referred for care receive a full evaluation of mental and behavioral health conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related disorders.

Traumatic events affect people differently. Symptoms of conditions associated with trauma can develop soon after the event or can emerge much later, and they can last for a few days or weeks or can persist for much longer. 

The good news is that trauma-related problems respond well to treatment. The Summa Health Traumatic Stress Center offers several treatment options to assist in recovery.

Individual Therapy

Trauma-related disorders can be challenging conditions, and recovery is a long-term goal rather than something that can be achieved immediately. The Summa Health Traumatic Stress Center offers several effective individual psychotherapy services to trauma survivors including:

  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy - an evidence-based practice for treating posttraumatic stress. The treatment includes education about common reactions to trauma; learning skills to cope with high levels of anxiety; approaching people, places and situations that are not dangerous but that people may be avoiding as a result of their trauma; and revisiting trauma memories and discussing reactions to that process.
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy - an evidence-based practice for treating posttraumatic stress. The treatment includes education about common reactions to trauma; writing about traumatic experiences and the personal meanings of those traumas; and learning to identify, challenge and change certain trauma-related beliefs that may be incorrect, irrational or distorted in some way.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy - this therapy focuses on changing one’s thoughts, beliefs and behaviors. It helps patients learn skills that will decrease emotion dysregulation, self-destructive behaviors and other unhealthy coping mechanisms.
  • General Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - this set of treatments helps trauma survivors to increase awareness of the connections between their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Strategies may include working to change unhelpful thoughts, manage emotions in healthy ways and try new behaviors.

Group Therapy

Group therapy provides an opportunity to realize that you are not alone - that there are other people who have the same problems - and to share with and learn from each other in a confidential environment.

Summa offers several therapy groups including:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Managing Traumatic Stress and Substance Use
  • Coping with Grief and Loss
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Anger Management
  • Avoidance Behavior Reduction
  • Sleep and Nightmare Treatment
  • General Coping Skills
  • Trauma Intensive Outpatient Program

Together we can design a treatment plan that will meet your individual needs.

Contact us at 330.379.5094 for more information or to schedule an appointment.


Options to Request an Appointment

If your situation is an emergency, call 911.