Trauma Therapy
Los Angeles

Clinically Reviewed by: Monica L. Martocci

Our Trauma Therapy in Los Angeles

Drug addiction and trauma disorders are closely intertwined. After experiencing a traumatic event, many individuals may turn to alcohol and other drugs to cope. The drug allows the individual to escape the hurt and pain of the trauma for a temporary length of time.

Someone who suffers from addiction may benefit from a trauma therapy service for this reason. Finding the right professional to provide these services is crucial. At No Matter What Recovery, we offer trauma-informed therapy to those struggling with addiction and unresolved trauma.


What Is Trauma?

Trauma is an emotional response to a traumatic event such as an accident, sexual assault, or natural disaster. Typically after the event, an individual will experience shock or denial.

Experiencing trauma can be excruciating. The impact it can have on an individual can affect their mental health and basic decision-making skills.

Trauma severely affects the brain. Areas of the brain that once worked in a particular way, change based on the hyperarousal that’s caused by trauma.

Types of Truama

Trauma is divided into 3 main types including acute, chronic and complex.

  • Acute Trauma: Acute trauma is typically the result of one single distressing/traumatic event like an accident, natural disaster, rape, or assault. The event is severe enough to affect a person’s emotional state. The event will leave a lasting impression on the individual and affect how they think and behave.
  • Chronic Trauma: This type of trauma happens when an individual is exposed to multiple, long-term, or prolonged distressing events. It can result from a long-term illness, sexual assault, domestic violence, or an extreme situation.
  • Complex Trauma: Complex trauma is the effect of varied and multiple traumatic events and experiences. This type of trauma is typically caused by an interpersonal relationship between two people. Events that would cause this include child abuse, neglect, or domestic violence.


Treating trauma can be difficult, to say the least. Trauma therapy focuses on the trauma that has occurred and been endured. This type of therapy is designed to help the affected individuals deal with their specific traumatic conditions.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

One of the most notable disorders from trauma is post-traumatic stress disorder better known as PTSD. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, about 6 out of every 100 people (or 6% of the U.S. population) will have PTSD at some point in their lives. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is characterized by flashbacks, nightmares, or severe anxiety from the traumatic event.

In general, PTSD symptoms fall into four categories: intrusive memories, avoidance, emotional and physical changes. Each person’s PTSD symptoms may differ.

Trauma & PTSD Treatment in Los Angeles

No Matter What Recovery is committed to helping you heal from past traumas or incidents that are impacting your current life. Our team has specialized training in helping people recover from traumas of all sizes, especially substance abuse and addiction.

Additionally, No Matter What offers holistic therapies, such as meditation, sound baths, breath work, acupuncture, experiential activities, and mindfulness practice.

Our treatment program is about you and making you feel safe, comfortable, and welcomed. Therapy should be your safe place, so it’s important to find a therapist who focuses on making you feel this way.

Although opening up to someone might take time, you should be comfortable speaking to your therapist openly and honestly without judgment. You should also be able to trust your therapist, which is essential for successful treatment.

Why Choose No Matter What Recovery?

Understanding Unique Needs in Trauma Treatment and Therapy

Every individual facing trauma has unique needs that must be addressed to facilitate healing. At No Matter What Recovery, we tailor our trauma-focused therapy programs to meet the specific circumstances and experiences of each client. Recognizing the diversity in traumatic experiences, our therapists employ a range of modalities, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), to ensure a personalized treatment plan that respects the individuality of each person’s journey toward well-being.

The Role of Psychotherapy in Healing

Psychotherapy plays a crucial role in the treatment of trauma and PTSD. By providing a safe space for clients to express and process their feelings, our trauma therapists use evidence-based practices such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and talk therapy to help clients develop coping skills and rebuild their self-esteem. These therapeutic approaches are designed to address the psychological aspects of trauma, aiding clients in navigating their daily lives more effectively.

Supporting Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Understanding the profound impact of sexual abuse, our trauma therapy services include specialized support for survivors. Through a trauma-informed lens, our therapists help clients navigate the challenging path of healing, emphasizing the development of healthy coping skills and the restoration of self-esteem. Our approach is sensitive to the complexities of sexual abuse, ensuring that every client’s treatment is respectful of their personal experiences and aimed at promoting long-term well-being.

Emphasizing Holistic and Group Therapies

In addition to individual therapy, No Matter What Recovery believes in the power of holistic and group therapy sessions. From somatic practices that focus on the connection between mind and body to group therapy sessions that provide peer support and shared healing experiences, our comprehensive approach addresses the multifaceted nature of trauma recovery. These holistic therapies are integrated into our treatment programs to support the overall well-being of our clients, encouraging growth, healing, and connection within a supportive community.

LGBTQ+ Affirmative Trauma Therapy

Studies show that LGBTQ people are at higher risk of PTSD compared to heterosexual individuals. Recognizing the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community, our trauma counseling and therapy services are inclusive and affirming. We provide a safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ individuals seeking treatment for trauma and addiction. Our therapists are committed to addressing the specific needs of LGBTQ+ clients, ensuring that therapy is a space of acceptance, understanding, and positive self-affirmation.

Navigating the Nervous System’s Role in Trauma

A key aspect of our trauma therapy involves understanding and addressing the impact of trauma on the nervous system. Our team utilizes somatic and mindfulness practices to help clients regulate their nervous systems, which are often dysregulated following traumatic experiences. Techniques such as breath work, meditation, and mindfulness are incorporated into treatment plans to assist clients in achieving a state of calm and balance, facilitating deeper healing.

Trauma Therapy in Los Angeles: A Journey Toward Healing

At No Matter What Recovery, we are dedicated to supporting individuals on their journey toward healing from trauma. Our trauma therapy treatment center in Los Angeles is equipped to address a wide range of traumatic experiences with a client-centered approach that honors the individual’s path to recovery. Whether you are dealing with the aftermath of acute, chronic, or complex trauma, our team is here to provide compassionate, specialized care tailored to your unique journey.

To explore how our trauma therapy services can support you or a loved one, contact No Matter What Recovery today. Our substance abuse and mental health professionals are ready to guide you through every step of your healing process, ensuring that you feel safe, supported, and understood.

This page has been clinically reviewed by:
 Monica L. Martocci, LMFT
Monica L. Martocci, LMFT

Monica received an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Colorado, and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

 Monica L. Martocci, LMFT
Monica L. Martocci, LMFT

Monica received an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Colorado, and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist