Head Well

Head Well

Integrative Psychiatry & Wellness

 Head Well Integrative Psychiatry


Trauma services offered in Eugene and Portland, OR

Trauma is a complex and deeply impactful experience that can significantly shape your mental and emotional well-being. At Head Well in Eugene and Portland, Oregon, April Dvorak, PMHNP-BC, and her team deliver trauma-focused care to guide you toward lasting healing and recovery. Call today or schedule a telehealth appointment online to learn more. The practice offers in-person visits in Eugene and Portland.

Trauma Q&A

What is trauma?

Trauma is a psychological response to distressing events. It can leave a deep and lasting effect on your mental health and well-being. While the immediate shock, fear, and denial usually subside shortly after a traumatic event, other emotions can linger.

With a focus on trauma-informed care, April and her team at Head Well consider the long-term effects of trauma and aim to provide support and therapies that foster resilience and recovery.

Are there different types of trauma?

Many types of trauma can affect your mental well-being, including:


Distressing events that provoke intense worry, fear, and dread can affect your mental well-being immediately and long after the event.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

PTSD stems from exposure to a traumatic event. This leads to intrusive memories, avoidance, negative thoughts and feelings, and increased arousal.

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)

Complex PTSD is a severe, long-lasting form of the condition. It typically results from chronic, repeated exposure to traumatic situations, often in relationships.

Grief and loss

Losing a loved one can arouse complex emotional responses that affect your mental health, particularly while grieving.

Sexual trauma

Sexual abuse, assault, or harassment can have long-lasting effects on your mental well-being, including emotional and psychological trauma.

Gender-based trauma

Many women experience gender-based trauma involving violence, discrimination, domestic abuse, and sexual assault.

How does trauma-informed care work?

Trauma-informed care is all about supporting you in a way that acknowledges the effects of past traumas. When you connect with April and her Head Well team, they create an environment where you feel safe, respected, and heard.

A telehealth setting ensures that you’re in control of your care. It’s a safe and comfortable way to receive specialized mental health care from your own space. With a compassionate approach to care, April and the team can help you understand how past traumas influence your mental health, personality, and everyday life.

April and her team work closely with you to develop strategies that empower you to build resilience and better well-being, providing the support you need to overcome the lingering effects of past traumas.

Call Head Well today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.