Trauma, Stress Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
The psychological and emotional wounds of childhood abuse and trauma last well into adulthood. Many survivors live with these scars for years. We are here to help the healing begin.
Pacific Solstice is a leading trauma practitioner in Orange County with specialized expertise in treating adult survivors of childhood physical, sexual, verbal, emotional and environmental abuse. Our licensed therapists have decades of experience in working with trauma survivors to address the lingering emotional pain and psychological distress through building therapeutic relationships, providing positive expectancy, and teaching self-regulation/relaxation. Everyone has a choice in how they perceive or label their pain. At Pacific Solstice, instead of labels and categories, we prioritize your ease. The ease you feel in group, when you are at home, in medical follow up appointments and in the relationships you want to restore. Ease can be replaced by more anxiety when the practitioner makes assumptions, projects their beliefs on you or rushes your healing. At Pactific Solstice, we believe that when patients have relaxed bodies they have better therapeutic outcomes. Take a deep breath. We are with you for the journey. In your first appointment, we will lay out lots of options. No one can pilot your healing like you, the one most educated on your needs. While you find the language and destination that best suits you, we will co-pilot, helping you reduce risk and increase quality of life. Trauma is not a death sentence. But it can seem like it. Our patients explain that with time, familiar defeat is replaced with a broad and spacious cocoon for learning and trying. Not everyone is willing to do this work. And that’s ok. Your timing can only be determined by you.
Through a personalized therapy program incorporating leading-edge, evidence-based treatments, we help trauma survivors repair the damage, reframe negative emotions, form healthy relationships, find their strength and resilience, and achieve happiness.
Pacific Solstice founders come from long lineages of military service and as of September 2020, the Pacific Solstice leadership team has a loved one deployed to the Middle East. Our families served the US and other countries, whether WWII, Vietnam, or today overseas in the Middle East, Pacific Solstice is committed to restoring individuals and families after service, trauma or grief. Acute Stress Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Generalized Anxiety are common diagnoses for our military clients. But most often, armed service members explain that they feel off, out of sorts, easily agitated and disconnected. We specialize in reducing the cognitive load, neuromodulation through MeRT and suicide prevention while reconnecting the family. In every step of care, we acknowledge that it's not just the person who serves in uniform, but the whole family who serves. Specialized care during and after service creates self-awareness, self-care, compassion and emotional support for everyone touched by military and veteran life. Active or retired, we are here for Tricare members.