Trauma disorders treatment in Northern Virginia

Physical or emotional trauma resulting from physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse, threatened death or a serious injury can be debilitating and affect your ability to lead a normal life, potentially even leading to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and disassociative disorders.

Dominion Hospital's mental health specialists understand individuals who have traumatic experiences require a unique type of care to fully recover. Our psychological trauma recovery program is rooted in a model of individualized, clinically-driven and evidenced-based care and integrates trauma and neuroscience-informed treatment within a therapeutic group framework.

To schedule an appointment with our behavioral specialists, please call us at (703) 538-2872.

Signs of psychological or emotional trauma

Effects from traumatic events are complex and impact a person psychologically, physiologically and neurobiologically. Symptoms indicating a person may have emotional or psychological include:

  • Flashbacks of traumatic events
  • Recurrent distressing dreams and memories
  • Physiological reactions, including severe anxiety and/or panic attacks
  • Avoidance of reminders of the trauma
  • Negative alteration in cognition
  • Mood with depression
  • Hopelessness and dread of the future
  • Sleep disturbances and disorders
  • Hypervigilance
  • Discontinuity in sense of self and identity
  • Interpersonal conflict

Specialized treatment for psychological trauma

Dominion Hospital offers our TraumaSci Complex Trauma Disorders Program as part of our comprehensive adult behavioral health services. We offer a continuum of services for adults dealing with the aftermath of traumatic eventsthat have manifested in disorders affecting their mental health.

Our goal is to provide safe, interpersonal engagement to decrease fear-based reactions. We help individuals learn strategies and skills to increase resilience and hold hope for the future. Our TraumaSci Complex Trauma Disorders Program helps to:

  • Buffer against the neurobiological effects of trauma
  • Decrease the intrusion of traumatic experiences, self-injurious and suicidal behaviors
  • Inspire curiosity and insight to create a narrative leading to integration and understanding of one's traumatic experiences

Dominion's trauma disorders program includes two levels of treatment: a 10-bed inpatient unit that provides a safe and nurturing environment for patients in crisis, and a partial hospitalization program (PHP), which can be a direct admission or step down from inpatient treatment.

Trauma recovery through inpatient care

Our inpatient program offers trauma-focused treatment seven days a week. Patients receive a comprehensive intake assessment before treatment begins to determine their what approach to care will lead to optimal outcomes.

Individual and group-focused treatment includes:

  • 24/7 nursing care
  • Daily medication management with a psychiatrist
  • Individual psychotherapy three times a week
  • Group psychotherapy, including alternative therapy
  • Resilience group work
  • Collaboration with supportive family and/or friends
  • Collaboration with outpatient providers

Partial hospitalization care for trauma recovery

A partial hospitalization program is ideal for patients who will benefit from intensive therapy 5 days/week while spending evenings at home. Our PHP services includes:

  • Medication management with a psychiatrist
  • Group psychotherapy, including focused trauma groups and expressive therapies
  • Resilience skills training
  • Case management with contact with outpatient providers

TraumaSci locations

Our inpatient program is located on the main Dominion Hospital Campus:

2660 Sleepy Hollow Road
Falls Church, Virginia 22044