Trauma & Psychological Injury Program

Discover Nova Scotia’s leading inpatient PTSD treatment program 

When you begin your PTSD treatment program at the Atlantic Centre for Trauma, you join a community committed to your recovery and leave fear of judgement at the door.

During your stay in Nictaux, Nova Scotia, you’ll receive support from medical specialists and fellow military members and first responders who understand what you’re going through. Our compassionate and experienced team provides the guidance and care to overcome trauma and give you the PTSD treatment you need.

Because the Atlantic Centre for Trauma is exclusively for military, veterans and first responders, patients benefit from healing in an environment away from a more diverse patient community.

If you also struggle with addiction, our Concurrent Trauma & Addiction Program may be a better fit for you.

Program Info


  • Exclusively for military members and first responders
  • Evidence-based treatments administered by OSI experts


  • Nictaux, Annapolis Valley, NS
  • Inpatient

  • 7 weeks
Person sharing his story in a group therapy- addiction and mental health

Trauma treatment in Nova Scotia

Our Nova Scotia inpatient trauma and PTSD treatment program helps you build the foundation for lasting recovery through a number of evidence-based approaches, including:

  • Psychotherapy including CPT, CBT, DBT, EMDR and ART
  • Individual and small-group therapy
  • Integrated care (yoga, meditation, fitness, nutrition, sleep hygiene, art therapy)
  • 24/7 medical care and nursing support
  • Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS): to treat major depressive disorder and several other psychiatric conditions
  • Ketamine Treatment: Effective treatment for depression that has not improved with antidepressants
  • Aftercare and online recovery tools using the EHN Online app
  • Family therapy
  • Access to Thrive, our lifelong alumni network

A day at Atlantic Centre for Trauma

Your story is unique, which is why your recovery journey is unique as well. While treatment plans and structure can vary, below is just a sample of what your day might involve in our Trauma and Psychological Injury program for military, veterans, and first responders.



Before attending an educational lecture about distress tolerance, you’ll start your day with a healthy, chef-prepared breakfast. There will also be time for you to set your intentions with some self-reflection and a walk on our lush grounds.



You’ll kick off the afternoon with a delicious lunch. Then you’ll attend a lecture about how the mind-body connection affects trauma recovery, or a one-on-one counselling session for trauma reprocessing.



In the evening you’ll participate in specialized, trauma-centred peer support groups focused on symptoms management, emotional processing, or returning to work. You’ll get moving before dinner with a visit to the gym or by participating in a group fitness class, like circuit training, yoga, or somatic movement. After dinner you will participate in meditation and evening programming to become reacquainted with, or discover new recreational activities.

About the Atlantic Centre for Trauma, an EHN Canada Network facility

Located in Nictaux, Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, the Atlantic Centre for Trauma is a stand-alone inpatient residential facility exclusively treating regional members of the military, veteran and first responder communities. As part of EHN Canada’s network of leading trauma facilities across Canada, patients receive the standard level of expert Concurrent Trauma Programming as at all of EHN Canada’s facilities, including specialized services to treat PTSD, mood disorders, substance use disorders and chronic pain.

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Related Programs

Sometimes, substance use is used as a coping mechanism to deal with past trauma, and we can help there, too. EHN Canada offers a number of recovery programs – both online and in-person in Peterborough and our other facilities across the country.