Trauma Informed Care: Healing Pathways to Recovery

Welcome to Embark Recovery, where we prioritize healing and empowerment for those in Scottsdale, Prescott, and beyond. In our pursuit of holistic recovery and mental health treatments, we understand the profound impact of trauma on those seeking help. Trauma-informed care is one of our many approaches to success. Learn how this practice can transform lives, and then contact us to start your journey.

What Is Trauma Informed Care?

Trauma informed care is an approach that recognizes the widespread impact of trauma on individuals, families, and communities. It acknowledges that trauma can affect mental, emotional, and physical well-being, often leading to addiction and other destructive behaviors. At Embark Recovery, we embrace a trauma-informed approach to treatment as we believe that healing begins with understanding.

The Core Principles of Trauma Informed Care


Creating a safe and supportive environment where individuals feel secure, both physically and emotionally. This fosters understanding, trust, and growth.


Establishing trust through clear boundaries, open communication, and a commitment to maintaining confidentiality.


Creating and supporting a sense of empowerment and choice for individuals on their healing journey, allowing them to be active participants in their recovery.


Promoting collaboration among staff, clients, and the community to address the unique needs of each individual.

Attention to Cultural Sensitivities

Recognizing and respecting the cultural, social, and gender-based factors that may impact trauma and recovery.

Finding Resiliencies and Strengths

Identifying and nurturing the inherent strengths and resilience within each person. It is important to call these out so the individual realizes the strength they carry.


Educating staff and patients about the effects of trauma and the ways it can manifest in behaviors and emotions.

Types of Trauma Informed Care We Offer

There are many ways to approach trauma informed care. At Embark Recovery, we offer several pathways to success at our locations in Scottsdale and Prescott, AZ.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is a cornerstone of trauma informed care. Our experienced therapists work one-on-one with clients, helping them explore their trauma and its impact on their lives, providing tools to cope and heal.

Group Therapy

Group therapy provides a safe space for individuals to share their experiences, gain support from peers, and develop a sense of belonging. It encourages clients to build connections and learn from others who have faced similar challenges.

Family Therapy

Trauma doesn't just affect the individual. It often has a profound impact on families. Our family therapy sessions aim to heal the family unit, addressing underlying issues and fostering communication and understanding.

Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness practices can help individuals reconnect with their bodies and emotions. This approach focuses on being present in the moment and can be a powerful tool for managing trauma-related symptoms such as anxiety and flashbacks.

Art and Expressive Therapies

Art and expressive therapies offer alternative ways to explore and process trauma. Creative expression can be a powerful outlet for emotions that are difficult to put into words.

Holistic Approaches

Holistic approaches encompass practices like yoga, meditation, and acupuncture. These techniques can aid in relaxation, stress reduction, and overall well-being, helping individuals reconnect with their bodies and minds.

Case Management

Case managers work with clients to identify and address practical challenges that may be related to their trauma, such as housing, employment, or legal issues. This support enables individuals to focus on their recovery.

Benefits of Trauma Informed Care

Trauma informed care offers many benefits for individuals seeking recovery, as well as for the professionals who provide support and the communities that embrace this approach.

Enhanced Well-Being

One of the most significant benefits of trauma-informed care is the improvement in overall well-being. By addressing the emotional and psychological wounds caused by trauma, individuals experience a profound sense of relief, leading to increased emotional stability, reduced anxiety, and decreased depression.

Reduced Relapse Rates

Trauma informed care delves into the root causes of addiction and self-destructive behaviors. By focusing on healing trauma, individuals build a stronger foundation for long-term recovery. This significantly reduces the rates of relapse, increasing the chances of maintaining sobriety.

Improved Mental Health

Many individuals dealing with addiction also struggle with simultaneous mental health issues. Trauma informed care recognizes the interconnectedness of mental health and addiction. Addressing trauma often leads to improvements in mental health conditions such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression.

Enhanced Coping Skills

Trauma informed care equips individuals with practical coping strategies to manage trauma-related symptoms. Patients learn how to recognize and respond to triggers, reducing the likelihood of destructive behaviors and addiction relapses. These skills help them navigate life's challenges with resilience.

Restored Relationships

Trauma can deeply affect relationships with family, friends, and the broader community. By addressing trauma, individuals often experience a profound shift in their ability to connect with others, leading to healthier, more fulfilling relationships. This restoration of social bonds is essential for long-term recovery and overall well-being.

Prevention of Retraumatization

Trauma informed care aims to prevent retraumatization by creating environments that are safe, supportive, and understanding. This reduces the likelihood of individuals experiencing further trauma while seeking help.

Why Choose Embark Recovery?

Finding the right recovery center is a crucial step in the healing process. When someone is struggling, they often reach out to family and friends for support. Unfortunately, that support system may not always know the best way to go about helping. This is why it is recommended to turn to a dedicated and qualified alcohol, drug, and mental health treatment center like Embark Recovery.

Since 2013, Embark Recovery has been helping people along their recovery journey. We are a licensed and insured Prescott recovery center. We also help with Scottsdale trauma treatments. Part of what makes our center successful is our:

  • Welcoming family atmosphere
  • Highest level of care available
  • Individualized therapy program
  • Evidence-based treatment plans
  • Beautiful, serene setting

Sign Up for Trauma Informed Care Today and Take Back Your Life

Contact our trauma recovery centers in Prescott or Scottsdale, AZ, to reclaim your life from trauma. Our dedicated support staff is here to help and standing by to answer your questions about insurance, our treatment options, and more.

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