If you or your loved one needs care for a trauma-related disorder, Sheppard Pratt offers The Trauma Disorders Program. Our internationally recognized program provides comprehensive, compassionate care to individuals who experience complex conditions related to psychological trauma, including dissociative disorders, such as dissociative identity disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - particularly complex forms of PTSD.
Our Multidisciplinary Approach to Caring for Psychological Trauma
Led by Richard J. Loewenstein, MD, our expert team specializes in the treatment of PTSD and other trauma-related disorders. The multidisciplinary team includes:
- Nursing staff
- Social workers
- Licensed counselors
- Art therapists
- Occupational therapists
Specialized assessment and treatment are critical for people who have experienced psychological trauma; many trauma survivors have spent years being misdiagnosed and/or receiving inadequate care.
Our team provides a comprehensive trauma-informed evaluation for each patient who enters our program. A systematic assessment enables us to diagnose you accurately and provide an individualized treatment plan.
Our team meets frequently to review and update each patient’s care. Our close collaboration gives us a full understanding of every patient’s progress, daily and sometimes hourly. As a result, we can continuously assess what is working and what is not. We fine-tune individual care plans to understand the underlying factors of each patient’s symptoms. Using this approach, we help each patient understand the factors that lead to their symptoms, and how to develop the most effective symptom management strategies to shift trauma-based coping to recovery-oriented self-regulation.
Trauma Disorder Care: Emphasizing Safety and Stability
Our recovery-oriented program provides a range of treatment services, which we offer based on individual needs. We provide a structured and supportive environment that emphasizes safety and stabilization.
Each part of our community — patients, doctors, and staff — is important to recovery and healing. Our program uses a therapeutic milieu model, that emphasizes a positive group dynamic that fosters peer-to-peer support. Here, patients help each other identify maladaptive patterns and find better ways to cope with symptoms. Learn more about inpatient trauma treatment.
Therapies for Trauma Disorders
Our Trauma Disorders Program offers the highest quality of care possible, including:
- Individual psychotherapy
- Psychiatric medications (pharmacotherapy)
- Group psychotherapy
- Family therapy
- Expressive and rehabilitative therapies, including art therapy and occupational therapy
Our team works carefully to understand the impact of psychological traumas that each patient has experienced. Learn more about trauma therapy.
Trauma Disorders Unit Admissions Process
Admission into the trauma disorders unit requires a referral from your current treating mental health professional. Patients who may be eligible for our program meet the following criteria:
- Are age 18 or older
- Are considered a danger to self or others, requiring inpatient level of care
- Have significant impairment in function due to severe PTSD or dissociative disorder symptoms
- Need inpatient consultation and 24-hour monitoring in the inpatient unit
To ensure our program is the right fit for you, our team has a comprehensive process to screen patients for our unit. Learn more about the trauma disorders inpatient admissions process.
To learn more about The Trauma Disorders Program, contact our administration team at 410-938-5070.
Clinicians can begin the admissions referral process for their patients by contacting the admission coordinator at 410-938-5078.