Luxury Trauma Treatment & Rehabilitation Center in Hawaii

Professional Trauma-Informed Care to Help You Move Forward and Thrive

Most people have experienced some sort of trauma in their life. Some people experienced childhood trauma, while others may have had their first traumatic experience as adults. It has been found that six out of ten men, and five out of ten women have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lives. Many people are able to recover from these events and live normal lives, but others suffer long term effects that impact their daily functioning. At The Ohana, we utilize trauma informed care to help you go from surviving, to thriving.



Trauma is a response to a disturbing event, or series of events that an individual experiences or witnesses. People who have experienced traumatic events may develop a mental disorder (or a combination of mental disorders) that impede on their ability to live a normal life.

Traumatic events include:

  • Sexual assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Natural disasters
  • Severe injury/illness
  • Death of a loved one
  • Witnessing acts of violence
  • Combat
  • An accident

Trauma itself is not a disorder. Instead, it is an indicator of why a person may be suffering from mental disorder. Mental disorders that may arise as a result of trauma include:

  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Acute stress disorder (ASD)
  • Adjustment disorder (AD)
  • Disinhibited social engagement disorder (DSED)
  • And more
A therapist consoling a traumatized patient


Trauma is often described by mental health experts as a psychic wound. Similar to injuries to the skin or bones, traumatic wounds that haven’t fully healed can continue to inflict pain. Trauma wounds heal through emotional processing. Internal and external circumstances can make it more difficult to process traumatic experiences.


Due to how the brain responds to trauma, many people try to avoid their traumatic memories or the feelings they trigger. In other cases, family or societal norms may make it difficult for people to discuss their trauma openly. Stress, illness, and other factors can also prevent people from taking care of trauma wounds. This delays emotional processing and causes trauma wounds to remain raw.


Symptoms of trauma disorders depend on a variety of factors include the age the trauma was experienced, whether it was ongoing or a one time event, what resources were available to process the trauma, and more. Below are a few symptoms people may experience in their attempt to cope and live with past trauma.

Evidence-Based and Holistic Treatment for Trauma in Hawaii

Identifying the traumatic event, or events that led to the development of a mental disorder may be helpful in guiding an individual’s healing. Once the trauma (s) has been identified, the individual and their mental health practitioner may tap into various therapies and coping strategies that make living life easier.

Trauma can impact a person physically, emotionally, and spiritually, so having a variety of treatment options is key for an individual’s healing. At The Ohana we offer a number of evidence-based treatment modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and psychodynamic therapy to help people deal with the emotional and cognitive impacts of trauma. We also offer holistic therapies that help people connect mind-body-spirit to heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually.


Trauma-Informed Care: Our Approach to Treatment

At The Ohana, we make sure to practice trauma informed care with all modalities that we use, whether evidence-based, holistic, or adventure focused. We assume that all individuals that we work with have experienced some sort of trauma in their past so we look out for any signs that a person is experiencing re-traumatization, and implement various strategies to bring people back to the present moment.

A therapist writing notes while interviewing a couple

What are the advantages of receiving treatment for trauma in Hawaii?

Trauma is a common root cause of substance use disorder. The Ohana dual diagnosis rehab center is a leading provider of care for trauma recovery in Hawaii. All of the features that make Hawaii a desirable vacation spot are also beneficial to people in need of addiction and trauma recovery treatment. Hawaii offers a change of scenery and distance from one’s normal environment. This is especially important for recovering from trauma bonds or escaping situational triggers for relapse.


The Ohana’s trauma centers in Hawaii are nestled in a peaceful and scenic setting that inspires safety and calm. The counseling staff at The Ohana help clients of our Hawaii trauma centers identify their triggers and learn emotional regulation techniques to reduce the somatic and mental pain associated with their trauma. We also provide evidence-based talk therapy that allows clients to properly process their grief and anger.


Clients staying in our luxury trauma treatment centers benefit from nature-based wellness activities, nutritious meals made from local produce, and healing outdoor therapy sessions.


Frequently Asked Questions

Services at Hawaii trauma centers can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars per week. Inpatient stays at our Hawaii trauma centers can range from 30 to 120 days. Dual diagnosis programs also include substance incorporate treatments such as detox, medication-assisted treatment, and structured residential programs.

Trauma is not an official medical diagnosis, but it can contribute to psychological and behavioral health disorders including depression, anxiety, substance use disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Most insurance policies will cover rehabilitation costs associated with mental health or substance abuse disorders.

Trauma is just one factor that can contribute to the development of a personality disorder. Personality disorders emerging in adolescence often stem from traumatic experiences in early childhood. A high number of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) such as abuse, neglect, or caregiver illness are linked to higher risk factors for some personality disorders. However, researchers believe that genetics, environment, and social influences also play important roles.

Traditional mental health care often follows the medical model, which views health as the absence of illness. This means that the aim of traditional mental health care is to remove symptoms, rather than address their underlying causes. In this model, clients are often passive actors expected to simply follow treatment outlines.


The trauma-informed model of care recognizes how trauma impacts all areas of mental and physical well-being. For this reason, treating trauma is seen as a central part of addressing mental health issues or substance use disorders. Additionally, traumatic experiences often emphasize feelings of helplessness or powerlessness. Trauma-informed practices counteract this by empowering the client as co-creators in their treatment plan and health goals.

The Ohana offers the full spectrum of addiction treatment services from detoxification to aftercare. Clients who begin their journey in detox may spend between a week to 10 days stabilizing. From there, clients may enter our residential or partial hospitalization program. The average stay ranges from one to four months.


The next step is our outpatient and aftercare programs. Since ongoing support is an important part of the recovery journey, we encourage our clients to engage in aftercare services for as long as they remain helpful.

Our admission process begins with an initial contact from you. Whether you call or send us an email, an admissions staff will respond within 24 hours to schedule a phone screening. During this confidential call, we discuss your needs and assess if a stay at The Ohana is right for you. At that point, we can also discuss your financing options and verify your insurance policy.