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Personal responsibility in your road to recovering from trauma is a gift. This place gives you tools to make yourself whole again. What a wonderful thing. And Joanne Mednick is a compassionate wonderful healer. She's brilliant.

- Kathy 

"I was a skeptic at first. But after the first week, I was able to open up and start to reconnect with society as well as myself. I thought it would never be possible to "feel" again."

- Mike, USN Ret.

 I have to start by thanking the staff for all the exceptional work they do to help their clients.  Serenity Trauma Center is a gem of a program for healing and working through difficult trauma. The staff are some of the most caring and nurturing individuals that I have had the pleasure of working with thus far. From the moment you walk in the door it is easy to feel the serene and calming nature of the center.  I was always greeted with a smile and more often than not, Joey, the therapy dog was there to help me feel welcome. 

Dr. Mednick is a truly gifted practitioner as she just seems to know exactly what you are trying to say, even when you are having trouble actually saying it. She creates such a safe environment to be in that it really helped me feel comfortable working through my issues that I had previously struggled with. The transition between sessions felt almost seemless as the other therapists were able to pick up right where I had left off in a previous session or knew what still needed to be worked on. 

I'm so grateful to have found Serenity and I highly recommend the program to anyone who has trauma they need to work through. It has changed my life and from what I heard, chatting with other clients in the reception area, it has made a huge impact on others as well. 

Thank you Serenity Trauma Center!!

 I first heard about Serenity Trauma Healing Center from a new friend who was recently discharged from the U.S. Army after serving over 21 years as a Green Beret.  He was in combat zones around the world including Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, and Somalia to name a few.  He was forced to retire as a result of injuries received in combat.  In addition to his wounds and traumatic brain injury he was diagnosed with PTSD.  This true American hero went to the Veterans Administration for his PTSD and found the existing treatment programs very inadequate and his ability to get immediate care was non existent.  He then was referred to Serenity Trauma Healing Center.  What he discovered truly saved his life.  He was completely impressed with the treatments and all of the staff.  The man is very hesitant to recommend other veterans to treatment facilities but with me he insisted I check it out.  

I am a Vietnam veteran having served in the U.S. Army with the 5th Special Forces Group and completed two combat tours in Vietnam and other parts of Southeast Asia. Besides the flesh wounds and malaria I was later diagnosed with PTSD.  I managed to live a somewhat functional life but I had three divorces along with way.  Most people said I seemed to be angry most of the time.  I also sought treatment from the VA but found the turnover in therapists and the fact that my therapists schedule only permitted him to see me every three months.  Many of the latest treatments for PTSD were not offered by the VA.  So I also visited Serenity.

The entire staff were professional, talented, knowledgeable and caring.  They truly made me feel that I was the most important patient under treatment.  I am a fairly conservative person and considered some of the protocols "new age."  But once I decided to keep an open mind i found the counseling, treatments and the entire programs to be an amazing blessing!  Even though many of the events I experienced occurred over 45 years earlier we worked through these issues one by one.  For the first time in decades I was actually able to sleep through the night!  

I can go on and on in detail proclaiming the treatment, care and love I was shown.  The professionals at Serenity Trauma Healing Center gave me back my life. For this I am eternally grateful.  The fact that they will treat every veteran for free is another amazing thing about this wonderful Center.  I can only say that I would never hesitate referring anyone to this center. I have spoken with other patients who have been treated for addiction, phobias, relationship issues and each person expressed complete satisfaction with Dr. Mednick and her entire staff. In my opinion Serenity Trauma Healing Center is one of the finest treatment centers of its kind on the West Coast.

  As an advocate for this type of trauma therapy treatment, I've had the opportunity to witness and experience radical transformative healing from those whom I've shared with about the 2 week intensive healing work provided at Serenity Trauma Healing Center. The gifted staff authentically care and work towards the deepest healing. The results are remarkable. Because of Serenity Trauma Healing Center I finally have my own life and family back. Thank You for choosing this work that is so desperately needed and for your consistent and continued job in service to humanity. WELL DONE!!! 

The loving and compassionate care of the therapist at Serenity changed my life. Thanks to Serenity, I learned to love myself and to take care of the little girl inside of me.
 I would suggest Serenity to whoever is willing to improve their quality of life through self -love, self-forgiveness, and self empowerment.

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