We recognize that families of people with trauma, addiction, mental health diagnoses, and eating disorders face unique challenges.
When someone you love has trauma or a co- occurring disorder life can be stressful. You may be at your wit’s end and not know how to help, despite your ardent desire to do so. Helping someone with trauma can be trying, confusing, and frightening. We at Haven Hills are dedicated to helping your loved one – and you – recover from the devastating effects and we do it together.
In addition to focusing on the effects that trauma and co- occurring symptoms has had on your loved one, we also focus on what it has done to you and to your relationship with her. Our program can offer you specific tools to help rejuvenate your relationship.
Through both educational and experiential techniques, our program offers an opportunity for all of you – patient and family/friends/loved ones when clinically appropriate – to learn more about trauma and about the process of recovery. Utilizing experiential techniques, you’ll learn more about the co- occurring symptoms your loved one is suffering from and how you can play a role in helping her – and yourself – recover from the pain, anxiety, and trauma. Other experiential exercises can provide you with practical tools on how to handle situations in your day to day life with your loved one so that you can begin to not only answer the question of, “What do I do when…?” and to integrate it into your everyday life. Learning how to help someone with trauma is a process and we will teach you how to do it in a gentle, compassionate, and healing way.
So many programs focus on what is wrong with you: we focus on what’s right with you. We recognize that in families of people with trauma, mental health diagnoses, addiction, and eating disorders all family members need support. We will support you in discovering what your strengths are, provide needed referrals, and help you continue the path of recovery.