Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Emotional Trauma Hospital & Treatment Center near Seattle

Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital offers the leading healthcare experts in the field of trauma who work in a state-of-the-art healing center and the compassion of people who truly understand what you’re going through. Our innovative treatment helps trauma victims overcome their emotional pain and is designed to comfort, educate, and empower.

What is Emotional Trauma

What is emotional trauma

Coping with the aftereffects of a traumatic experience can leave you struggling, gasping for breath as you try your hardest to cope with the emotions you’re unable to handle. You may be unable to relax, feeling as though danger is lurking around every corner, ready to lash out at you. It may be hard to connect to other people, you may be numbed to emotions and disconnected from others who can’t possibly relate to what you’ve gone through.

Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of exposure to extremely stressful events that decimate your sense of security and make you feel helpless and vulnerable. While traumatic events often involve a threat to safety and life, any situation in which you are left feeling alone and overwhelmed – even if the situation does not cause physical damage – can be traumatic. It’s important for trauma survivors to remember this simple truth: it’s not the objective facts of the event that matter; it’s your subjective emotional experience to the event. The more helpless and frightened the event left you, the more likely the event is to cause psychological and emotional trauma. It’s also important to remember that not all people react the same way, even when exposed to the same types of traumatic events.

Many individuals will experience symptoms such as insomnia, nightmares, agitation, shock, and hyper-arousal after a traumatic event. These symptoms usually last between a few days and a few months as you learn to process the emotions surrounding the event. Some people, however, may find that instead of recovering from the trauma, their symptoms are so extreme that they end up disconnecting from others, unable to function in the world. It’s vital that people who have gone through a traumatic event seek treatment for their emotional trauma before the symptoms begin to slowly shrink the world in which you live. As one of the best treatment centers near Seattle for trauma, Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital has helped many men and women just like you successfully work through their emotional trauma and go on to live happy, healthy, and productive lives.

Why Consider Cascade

Why seek treatment at Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital for emotional trauma

At our treatment center, we understand just how hard it can be to cope with flashbacks and nightmares; we know how you can’t escape the intrusive thoughts of the trauma and re-experience them so often you feel you’re living the event all over again. We know how small your world can become as you begin to avoid people, places, and things that may trigger a flashback of the event. We also know that you can successfully recover from the traumatic event and learn to cope with the symptoms as we help you to process the emotions you’re experiencing.

Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital offers you the leading healthcare experts in the field of trauma who When you come to our treatment center, you’ll see our commitment to patient-centered care in the multitude of home-like, welcoming spaces we’ve created throughout our hospital. For all our patients, our primary focus is making certain that you and your family obtain the care you need most, given with the compassion you deserve.

Treatment Philosophy

Treatment philosophy and benefits

At Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital, you’ll find that your multidisciplinary treatment team, comprised of nurses, doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, social workers, and support staff all work alongside you to make sure you’re comfortable and making progress throughout your stay with us. Our holistic trauma treatment program is designed to focus upon more than the symptoms you’re experiencing. At our treatment center, we aim to treat the whole you – mind, body, and spirit. We want you and your loved ones to feel the compassion, respect, caring, and kindness we offer during each interaction you have with us. At Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital near Seattle, we always put you, the patient, first.

Treatment for Emotional Trauma

Treatment options for trauma at Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital

When you come to us for help overcoming trauma, you’ll first undergo a host of examinations. Our medical evaluation will help us determine if you’re suffering from any medical problems that may lead to some of your symptoms so that we can begin treatment while you’re with us. The psychiatric evaluation will help us gain insight into your emotional state as well as determine if you are struggling with co-occurring mental disorders. The results of these examinations will help us to work alongside you to create a treatment plan that meets all of your needs.

Medication may be used at the beginning of your treatment to help manage some of the symptoms and allow you to best participate in your recovery. If it’s determined that you’re struggling with a co-occurring mental disorder, you may require medication to help manage the illness. Your medication will be strictly monitored to ensure you’re receiving maximum benefit with the minimum amount of side effects. The decision to use medication will be based upon the recommendations of your treatment team.

Individual therapy will allow you the time alone with a therapist to work through some of the challenges you are facing. You will be able to explore the memories of the traumatic event in a safe and protected environment and work through some of the symptoms you’ve been experiencing.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of therapy especially useful for people struggling with traumatic events. CBT allows you to process and evaluate the thoughts and feelings you have about trauma you experienced and work to view them in a different way.

Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is a form of therapy that’s used to help you practice radical acceptance of events in your past and help you to learn emotional regulation.

People struggling with emotional trauma often find solace in group therapy. In the group setting, you’ll have the opportunity to bond with others who have experienced similar situations so that you can all grow and learn from each other. Our treatment center for trauma care proudly offers process groups to allow you the time to process some of your emotions surrounding the trauma in a comfortable, supportive setting.

The support of loved ones and family is extremely important during recovery from trauma. We’ll hold family sessions so that your loved ones have the opportunity to learn more about trauma, recovery from trauma, and ways in which they can support the healing process. We’ll also work with your loved ones to develop better coping strategies to help you as you heal and connect them with community resources to provide for their continued healing.

In addition to standard therapeutic practices, we also offer a number of experiential treatments to compliment your therapy. These may include the following:

  • Yoga
  • Acupuncture
  • A.A. and N.A.
  • Spiritual therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
Continuing Care

Continuing care – what comes next?

As the time of discharge approaches, you’ll work closely with your treatment team to determine the next best steps for your continued therapeutic goals. Some of our patients opt to join a similarly structured program to continue their recovery such as a residential program. Others will find that they’d like to continue their therapy on an outpatient basis, such as an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) or Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). Still others may find that they’ve made enough progress in our healing center that they’re able to return home with referrals to traditional outpatient therapy.

Serving Seattle

Serving the Greater Seattle Area

Our location in Tukwila allows for us to serve residents from all over Seattle, including Renton, Burien, and Des Moines. Call us today to begin the process of recovering from emotional trauma.

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