Psychiatry & Medication Management located in Denver, CO

Unmanaged trauma from your distant past can have a profound impact on your present and future. At Peak Interactive Wellness, comprehensive trauma services are available for adults and adolescents who struggle under the weight of traumatic experiences like abuse, neglect, and the loss of a loved one. The skilled medical team provides trauma services like psychotherapy to help you manage anger, grief, fear, and other intense emotions. They can also address anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues related to a traumatic experience. Call the Denver, Colorado, office to schedule a trauma consultation or book an appointment online today.

What is trauma?

Trauma is an emotional response to a shocking or distressing event, such a death of a loved one, violence, sexual assault, or a natural disaster. You may also experience trauma from situations where you feel:

  • Rejected
  • Abandoned
  • Ashamed
  • Powerless
  • Humiliated

Your response to traumatic events can affect your mental and emotional health and cause physical symptoms that last for years. If left unmanaged, trauma can increase your risk for substance use disorder, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Peak Interactive Wellness offers therapeutic services to help you deal with past or current traumas so you have the tools you need to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. The experienced medical team provides psychotherapy and other resources for adults and adolescents in the office and through the online telemedicine platform.

When should I seek medical attention for trauma?

Everyone processes trauma in their own way. Often, immediately after a traumatic event, you might feel frightened and overwhelmed or deny that anything happened. If you tell someone you trust about the experience and they don’t listen or believe you, you may feel alone or powerless over your situation.

The Peak Interactive Wellness team encourages you to schedule an evaluation in-office or online if you have trouble processing the traumatic event or aren’t sure how to cope with your emotions.

You can also benefit from an evaluation if you experience issues like:

  • Anxious or intrusive thoughts
  • Sleep problems
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Loss of interest in your usual activities
  • Feelings of detachment from others
  • Intense emotions like anger and shame
  • Self-medicating with drugs or alcohol

Physical symptoms of trauma can include racing heart, chronic fatigue, high blood pressure, and gastrointestinal upset.

How is trauma treated?

Psychotherapy is an effective tool to help you identify the traumas that trigger an emotional response. Peak Interactive Wellness offers individual and group psychotherapy sessions in-person and virtually.

Your therapist also gives you tools you can use to cope with memories of the event and manage any intense emotions that come up. They can recommend mindfulness and stress reduction techniques, lifestyle changes, and a healthy sleep schedule to support your mental, physical, and emotional health.

If trauma contributes to mental health issues like anxiety or depression, your provider may also prescribe medications to ease symptoms like persistent sadness and intrusive thoughts.

Call Peak Interactive Wellness to schedule a trauma consultation or book an appointment online today.