PTSD Therapy

Some Wounds can't be Seen.

PTSD Therapy

Together in a group setting, residents are able to share their experiences with anxiety to
constructively come up with healthy ways to manage daily worries.
PTSD is a unique mental health disorder that causes a number of intrusive and debilitating symptoms that can severely disrupt a person’s life. Consequentially, it requires a unique set of treatment features to address each aspect of the illness. PTSD treatment at Elevate Life is centred around education, evaluation and proven medically integrated therapies that provide stability and relief.
Led by Courtney Nichols–MC:AT, RCC, our exceptional team of clinicians are committed to providing our high-standard of clinical care. By combining years of clinical experience with the latest evidence based approaches, our aim is to improve treatment outcomes for those living and suffering with the devastating effects of PTSD and other mental health and substance abuse diagnoses.

 

PTSD Treatments


Medical Approaches:

  • Psychiatric Assessment & DSM diagnosis
  • Medication & withdrawal management
  • Access to Mental Health Services

Cognitive Approaches:

  • CBT psycho-educational group therapy
  • PTSD education: Seeking Safety
  • Individual Therapy
  • Lifestyle & Nutritional counselling
  • TWC Family Therapy Program

Neurobiological Approaches:

  • Auricular Acupuncture Trauma Protocol
    (AATP/Neuro-acupuncture)
  • Chiropractic assessment & treatment
  • Physical fitness/gym membership
  • Meditation/mindfulness practices
  • Bio-feedback (Neuro-feedback)
  • TCM Assessment & Treatment, Yoga

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Male, 19 and over
  • PTSD clinical diagnosis
  • Detoxed and Stabilized

Reporting & Documentation:

  • Ongoing assessment of treatment
  • Progress reports
  • Review & discharge reporting
  • Clinical records

Additional Support:

  • TWC Aftercare/Alumni Program
  • OSIS (operational stress injury support)
  • TWC Veteran Support Group

Courtney Nichols – MC:AT, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Art Therapist

Courtney Nichols obtained a Master’s degree in Art Therapy in 2003 and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in B.C. She is also Certified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist for anxiety disorders with additional specialty training and experience working in the areas of depression, PTSD, OCD & psychosis. Often suppressed memories can play an integral role in addiction and identifying this through therapy can help unlock traumatic memories to aid in recovery.
Courtney facilitates a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy group where anxiety symptoms, triggers and coping strategies are discussed. Together in a group setting, clients are able to share their experiences with anxiety and constructively come up with healthy ways to manage daily worries.
She also uses her extensive knowledge and experience to counsel clients in Individual Mental Health Session regarding issues such as self-esteem, trauma, grief, and loss. Courtney is an expert at investigating how feelings, thoughts and behaviours are influencing an individual’s current behaviour. She helps clients find patterns of negative self-talk and identifies how they are impacting the client’s self-esteem and sense of self-worth.
Clinical and Administrative Specialists

Meet Our Addiction Specialists

Carol Anne Turbitt
Carol Anne Turbitt
B.A. (Psychology) - Interventionist/Counsellor
Leslee Gibbs, BFA
Leslee Gibbs, BFA
Expressive Art Therapist
Ian Yalloway
Ian Yalloway
Executive Chef
Dr. Kim Graham
Dr. Kim Graham
Acupuncturist & Dr. Traditional Chinese Medicine
Caroline MacGillivray
Caroline MacGillivray
Qigong and Yoga Instructor
Marc Dube
Marc Dube
Operations Manager - Sobriety Coach
Matt Rands
Matt Rands
Reporting Counsellor
Nathan MacMaster
Nathan MacMaster
Intake Services
Joey McGeough
Joey McGeough
Facilitator
Lee Deem
Lee Deem
Certified Addictions Counsellor