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Trauma Specialist

elevate medical, llc

Psychiatry located in Flatiron, New York, NY

Extraordinarily stressful events affect your emotional and mental health, and may overpower your coping mechanisms, interfering with your ability to manage daily life. Elevate medical, located in the Flatiron District of Manhattan in New York City, offers high-quality mental wellness care for people struggling to cope with trauma. The innovative psychiatry practice takes an integrative approach to mental wellness that focuses on healing both your mind and body. For compassionate trauma treatment, contact the office by phone or online today.

Trauma Q&A

What is trauma?

Trauma is an emotional response to a disturbing or stressful event, such as physical, emotional, verbal, or sexual abuse. Trauma may also result from emotional or physical neglect.

Many people experience shock and denial immediately following a traumatic event and have difficulty adjusting and coping. Your trauma may also cause anxiety, depression, feelings of guilt or shame, and affect your daily routine.

However, with good self-care and support, the emotional upheaval caused by your traumatic experience can improve.

What is post-traumatic stress disorder?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition triggered by a traumatic event that affects your emotional, mental, and physical health. With PTSD, the symptoms caused by the disturbing event don’t improve with time. Instead, they worsen.

People suffering from PTSD may:

  • Have flashbacks or nightmares
  • Have frightening thoughts 
  • Avoid people, places, or situations related to the event
  • Avoid talking about the event
  • Be easily startled or quick to anger
  • Struggle with feelings of guilt and shame
  • Have a hard time remembering details of the event

Your PTSD may affect your relationships and daily responsibilities. 

What can I expect during a trauma consultation?

During your initial trauma consultation, your provider at elevate medical makes sure they spend time listening to you. 

Who you are meant to be is within you, but may be buried. Or you may know who you are and live it, but wonder why you don’t feel whole. Elevate medical works with you to help you figure it out.

The innovative psychiatric practice takes an integrative approach, recognizing that the mind and body are intrinsically connected and can amplify one another when off balance or out of sync. 

Elevate medical strives to get to the root cause so they can treat the underlying issue and not just your symptoms. Medical causes for your trauma symptoms are always ruled out before underlying psychiatric causes are considered. 

How is trauma treated?

Elevate medical takes a personalized approach to treating trauma. 

It may be determined that your symptoms are the result of an underlying medical condition. In this case, elevate medical focuses on clearing the weeds and rocks so that you can rebuild your mental wellness from a leveled and fertile foundation.

To prevent polypharmacy — which is the use of multiple medications to treat one condition  — elevate medical avoids prescribing medications to treat trauma when possible.

If medications are recommended, the team explains in detail why the specific medication is needed for you and then tapers the medication once you’re in a better place emotionally and physically. 

Using innovative therapeutic techniques, elevate medical aims to:

  • Break the cycle of negative thinking
  • Bring understanding, awareness, and change
  • Free you from the traumas that keep you stuck

Elevate medical offers trauma therapy whether the disturbing event occurred during childhood or as an adult. 

As you go through therapy, your inner radiance will emerge and bring calm and balance within you. The goal is to replace the emptiness and chaos with wholeness and serenity. 

Trauma affects your emotional, mental, and physical health. To free yourself from the emotional chains holding you back from being your best self, contact elevate medical by phone or online today to get the help you need.