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Mental Health and Wellness

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

For people living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Solara Health seeks to help clients be freed from pain, return to full psychological health, and live full, healthy lives. To achieve this goal, our program combines the strengths of individual therapy, group therapy, and holistic therapies for comprehensive and effective treatment. Additionally, our clinicians integrate innovative, trauma-specific therapies such as EMDR and somatic experiencing to address each clients’ individual experiences, symptoms, and needs. This combination of modalities offers clients the most specific, effective, and compassionate treatment available, helping clients be freed from the pain of trauma and led to a full, secure, and healthy life.

Trauma to Treatment

Psychological trauma can be caused by any number of distressing events, including emotional or physical abuse, sexual or physical assault, combat, and natural disasters. The trauma caused by these events can be long-lasting and deeply painful, particularly for people with post-traumatic stress disorder. For those with PTSD, the healing process that would normally gradually lessen the effects of trauma does not work properly. Instead, people with PTSD find themselves unable to heal from their traumatic event; it becomes an almost all-encompassing characteristic of their thought processes, habits, and feelings. The result is a wide variety of both physical and psychological symptoms that are emotionally and physically painful and debilitating. If not treated, these symptoms can lead to social and professional withdrawal, interpersonal conflict, isolation, self-destructive habits, and deep inner turmoil and pain.


The symptoms of PTSD are classified into four subgroups:

Intrusive Memories

  • Unwanted, persistent thoughts about the traumatic event
  • Strong physical and emotional reactions to reminders of the event
  • Flashbacks to the event itself, which can feel very real
  • Nightmares about the event


  • Avoiding thinking about the event at all, or pretending the event did not happen
  • Avoiding any situation that may bring up memories of the event

Negative changes in thinking and mood

  • Negative or destructive feelings about yourself, your life, others, the world, or the future
  • Inability to feel happiness or excitement, and/or prolonged feelings of sadness or hopelessness
  • Interpersonal conflicts at work, with friends, or with family
  • Memory loss or other cognitive impairments
  • Lack of interest in previously enjoyed habits, or lack of passion for life

Arousal symptoms

  • Hypervigilance
  • Increased irritability or anger
  • Insomnia
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Self-destructive behaviors, including substance abuse
  • Strong feelings of shame or guilt

Road to Recovery

Here at Solara, we understand how disruptive PTSD symptoms can be to everyday life, and how inescapable these symptoms can feel. To aid in clients’ recovery, we have created a facility that is calm, quiet, and comfortable, the perfect refuge from the stresses of day-to-day living. Here, clients find the perfect environment to relax and recover, far from the disruptions of potential stressors and triggers.

Our facility’s peaceful environment is aided by our compassionate staff. In addition to fostering a sensitive, respectful environment, our expert clinicians will provide comprehensive holistic treatment to all clients, helping them build the inner strength and confidence they need to progress. Similarly, every client’s treatment plan will be tailored to their specific symptoms, needs, and boundaries, creating a safe environment for clients to explore, face, and cope with their traumatic experiences. Through this treatment, clients can receive the reassurance and support they need to finally heal physically, psychologically, and emotionally, and to feel secure, safe, and fulfilled in their lives once more.

While our clients make considerable and rapid improvements, PTSD is often a long-term condition. Understanding this through years of experience, Solara Health provides the entire spectrum of care from in-residence to outpatient to transitional living to continuing, customized case management of long-term aftercare planning to ensure maximum, long-term success. Solara Health is committed and dedicated to freeing our clients from the clutches of PTSD, and our program is created to ensure this.

Contact us now to start the healing process.

What Our Clients Are Saying

M.P. – Father

Your program provided our daughter with the most masterful therapist we have ever encountered (and we have used many).  She has had an unbelievable ability to see the long-term trajectory of our daughter’s treatment and to approach her treatment in stages that fit where my daughter’s development was.  We can’t say enough positive about her.


The Solara program is truly amazing. I’ve never had more clarity or more good energy in my entire life. The attention the physicians and the therapists gave me was outstanding. I feel like they truly understood and addressed my issues, which had consumed my life for years. Thank you all.


I have never felt better than I do now, since completing your program. The truly caring and supportive staff and the intensive program changed my life. What a neat place to stay for treatment - I love Pacific Beach! I have learned skills and behavior to move forward with my life thanks to you.

R.M. – Father

If not for Solara Mental Health, I am almost positive that our daughter would not be as advanced in her treatment, and would not have the almost miraculous confident and positive outlook that she has.


The program has given me the tools I needed to really gain stability. For the first time in years - maybe for as long as I can remember, actually, I’m learning how to cope and manage my stressors and triggers. I now believe that I can find some relief and happiness.


The therapists and counselors and really whole team were extremely beneficial to me and my understanding of my issues. The treatment plan they developed was exactly what I needed

Watson Family

Solara’s program was such a positive experience for our mom (and for us)! She had become almost impossible to deal with. Your entire staff was phenomenally supportive and kind and patient with her. We feel like we’ve got our mom back, now.

Michelle Family

I want to thank you and the entire staff and support system at Solara for taking such good care of my sister. On behalf of my entire family, we want you all to understand that your patience and kindness stretches further than you can see… Thank you, again and again, from the bottom of my heart.


Solara was truly a life-changing experience for me and for our children, because of what you did for my wife! The treatment team was phenomenally supportive and perfect for helping her with her anxiety and depression. We are all now moving forward to put our lives back together and it started with you all in Pacific Beach. Thank you for what you do.


The Solara Treatment Program was a life-changing experience for me. To be able to heal in such a beautiful, peaceful environment, with such a terrific treatment team, was so amazingly positive. I have found my true self, again. I thank you and my family thanks you for helping me become the person I was meant to be.


Even though I’m not religious, I realized when I got sober that for the first time in my life I wanted to explore my spiritual side. I benefited hugely from the individual spiritual sessions that I had with Chris. I’m really grateful for that aspect of the whole treatment experience.


We are so grateful to you for the treatment and care you provided our daughter. She is doing unbelievably well now thanks to your program. We will gladly tell anyone we encounter that needs treatment about the wonderful work you do at Solara.
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