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Trauma Recovery Options

Anyone going through trauma recovery right now knows just how hard it can be to address the problem with just one treatment option. Research has often shown that people living with PTSD and other long-term trauma disorders often need more than just one type of support. 

After all, it’s best to approach these sensitive issues holistically, and we’re lucky to live in a world with more treatment options than ever before. 

Because there are so many different forms of treatment, it can be difficult to choose which interventions will best address your needs. We’ve unpacked our trauma recovery methods so you have all the information you need to take the next steps toward healing.

Therapy and Counseling

This is the first option for those trying to recover from trauma. Person-focused therapies make up the foundation of mental health support and management across Jackson House centers. 

Our therapy and counseling services include: 

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Trauma-informed therapy
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy
  • SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) therapy
  • A customized 12-step program

We’re also able to prescribe medicines in certain cases. For people with mental health disorders like PTSD or bipolar disorder, medication management is a core component of our therapy and counseling services. 

Peer Support Groups

Attending support groups is a key part of the recovery process. Being able to meet and reach out to other survivors helps people realize they’re not alone, feel understood, and empathize with others. 

At Jackson House, we provide sober living residences to people who need an extra level of support. These healthcare centers offer daily group therapy sessions and medical supervision around the clock.

We also have an alumni peer support group, which can be accessed via Zoom every week. We believe that a trauma recovery journey doesn’t stop when you leave our care; providing access to virtual support rooms filled with people who know what you’re going through is incredibly beneficial. 

Residential Treatment

Residential treatment is a form of inpatient care in which clients stay in cozy accommodations away from the daily triggers of life. Residents are constantly supervised and aim to see symptom improvement in the long term. 

It’s important to know that residential treatment isn’t suitable for everyone seeking trauma recovery services, as it’s a more intense form of treatment preferable for people who need round-the-clock support. 

You can find out more about residential treatment at Jackson House here. We strive to be transparent about what is involved in this specific program and help clients develop an effective care plan from the beginning to the end of their journey.


Sobriety is an understated form of trauma recovery but also an incredibly important one. Staying sober when you’re trying to combat trauma can expedite your recovery process, as drugs and alcohol are triggering for many people.

Coping with trauma can feel extremely difficult without the ability to ‘self-medicate’. However, the more you refrain from using substances, the easier it’ll be to remove overwhelming symptoms like brain fog and focus on the future. 

A commitment to sobriety opens up additional options for trauma recovery. If you are considering sobriety, don’t hesitate to reach out to Jackson House for assistance. Support with sobriety is one of the most popular treatment forms we offer. 


Being mindful means being present in the moment. It involves paying attention to the different sensations, thoughts, and feelings that arise when you are still.

You can use an assortment of techniques to practice mindfulness, including breathing techniques and other forms of meditation. Mindfulness is all about being with yourself and blocking out background noise, including unhelpful thoughts that might make you feel wrong, dirty, or disgusting. 

Experimenting with mindfulness techniques can be a helpful strategy to implement during moments outside treatment. Mindfulness is a good and healthy coping strategy, and it can be incredibly soothing when you’re feeling overwhelmed by triggers, flashbacks, or moments of panic. 

Conversations With Close Friends or Family

Conversing with loved ones can be a form of counseling without actually needing to see a therapist. When you confide in close friends and family, you give yourself power over the trauma you’re dealing with.

People in your personal life who know you and love you may have similar experiences, either second-hand or directly. Turning to them during hard times can provide you with insight, support, and a deepened sense of connection.

Combining reaching out to close friends and family with dedicated therapy programs is part of a holistic trauma recovery approach. It can take courage to look those you love in the face and admit you are struggling, but we highly recommend it as part of your ongoing care. 

Let Jackson House Help

Knowing your options is crucial on your journey of trauma recovery. If you’re interested in Jackson House and the programs we run, contact us today. We know reaching out can be difficult when it feels like trauma is dominating your life, but help is available, and there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

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We built Jackson House because we realized there was a critical gap in our healthcare system and many individuals with mental illnesses and substance abuse problems were struggling because of it. While there are many outpatient treatment options and locked, inpatient facilities there was nothing in the middle. Nothing to help people who needed around the clock care but wanted to receive treatment voluntarily, on their own terms. Jackson House is different. We provide clients with the level of care they need in a welcoming environment. When you walk through our doors, we will meet you wherever you’re at and help you on your journey toward feeling better.

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If you’re a provider and need to send us information on a client, please feel free to fax us at 619-303-7044. If you need help immediately, call our 24-hour crisis line at 1-800-766-4274. If you have a medical emergency, call 911. Jackson House is licensed by the State of California Community Care Licensing Division and certified by the Department of Health Care Services. We are also CARF Accredited. If you have any client or quality of care concerns, please reach out to us at (888) 255-9280. If your concerns need further attention, you can contact the Department of Public Health at 619-278-3700 or the Community Care Licensing Division at 1-844-538-8766.