Psychiatry located in Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY


About Trauma

Experiencing trauma can have a profound effect on your mental health. At Elevate Medical in New York City, the team of Yung Park, MD, Kevin Lemaire, DO, Sima Paul, MD, and Lesley Cano, PMHNP-BC, want to understand your trauma and help you heal. Book a convenient telehealth appointment today by calling the office in Midtown Manhattan or through the online portal. 

Trauma Q&A

What types of experiences can result in trauma?

Trauma can be related to various experiences, including:


  • Witnessing a shooting or accident
  • Surviving natural disasters 
  • Experiencing sexual assault
  • Enduring war zones
  • Facing ongoing abuse


Each of these situations can have lasting effects on your mental and physical health.

What mental health issues can arise from trauma?

Trauma can lead to a range of mental health challenges, such as:


  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Memory problems
  • Difficulties in relationships
  • Emotional numbness
  • Hypervigilance
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Mood changes, anger problems, and irritability 


Not everyone who goes through trauma develops these problems. But if you find you have symptoms induced by trauma that significantly impact daily life, reach out to Elevate Medical today.

What is a trauma-informed approach to mental health care?

At Elevate Medical, the providers take a trauma-informed approach to care. They focus on understanding the impact of trauma and fostering healing. 


Trauma-informed care acknowledges the pervasive effects of trauma and aims to prevent retraumatization while promoting recovery. It prioritizes safety, trust, collaboration, empowerment, and responsiveness to individual needs. 


By integrating trauma-informed principles into treatment, you feel more engaged and willing to participate in care, which means better outcomes for your mental health.


The providers at Elevate Medical don’t assume something is “wrong” with you; rather they ask: “What happened to you?” This shift in perspective allows Elevate Medical to create a safe and supportive environment for you to explore your experiences and work toward healing.

What is it like to experience trauma-informed care?

Here at Elevate Medical, the providers watch for signs of trauma in every patient and create a safe and trusting environment for healing to occur. 


They prioritize safety, foster trust and transparency, offer peer support, promote collaboration, empower individuals, and remain humble and responsive to your needs and experiences.

You can expect compassionate and comprehensive care that addresses your unique experiences and promotes healing. The team supports you on your journey to recovery, empowering you to reclaim your well-being and resilience in the face of trauma.

Call Elevate Medical today or use the online tool to schedule your telehealth appointment and receive support for trauma and your mental health.