Women's Trauma

LOCATIONS:
Princeton/Women
Hamilton
North Brunswick
Moorestown
Eatontown

The Women’s Trauma Program is an innovative model of treatment designed to help women understand the impact of trauma or early experiences in their lives. Women with a history of trauma or abuse may struggle with depression and mood swings, panic and anxiety, eating disorders, addictions, flashbacks, and self-injurious behaviors. Traumatic experiences can include psychological, sexual, physical, or verbal abuse, as well as rape or domestic violence.  

Traditional programs for women who have experienced trauma often focus on treating psychiatric symptoms instead of addressing the underlying causes of the problem. In this program, women are encouraged to understand the relationship between their symptoms, coping strategies, and the traumatic events in their lives.

Women who are educated about the impact of trauma on their bodies, emotions, and self-esteem often feel a sense of hope, and treatment outcomes can improve as a result. The group setting in this program promotes feelings of safety and trust, helping women achieve a sense of belonging and the discovery that they are not alone.

Treatment includes a comprehensive evaluation by a board certified psychiatrist, an individualized treatment plan, evidence-based treatment, group and individual therapy, medication management, family therapy, psychoeducation groups, and expressive therapies like yoga, art, and writing.

Through this program, we help women to:

  • Establish and maintain safety
  • Understand basic coping and relationship-building skills
  • Learn healthy ways of managing emotion
  • Build self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, and traumatic disorders

Depending on needs, treatment options include:

  • Partial hospital program: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. five days per week
  • Intensive outpatient program: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. three days per week

Lunch is provided for full-day programs, and free transportation may be available within defined areas.