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Edgewood Treatment Centre

Trauma & Psychological Injury Program

Discover Edgewood’s leading inpatient PTSD treatment program in B.C.

When you begin your PTSD and OSI treatment program on Edgewood’s Nanaimo B.C .facility, you leave fear of judgement at the door and join a community committed to your recovery.

During your stay at Edgewood, you’ll receive support from medical specialists and fellow military members and first responders who understand what you’re going through. Our experienced counsellors, psychiatrists, physicians, and nurses provide the guidance and care to overcome trauma and give you the PTSD treatment you need.

Because this program is housed in a separate building on Edgewood’s campus, participants benefit from having a safe haven away from our more diverse patient community.

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

Program Info

Treatment Program Features

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

  • Location: Edgewood, Nanaimo, BC
  • Category: Inpatient
  • Length: 7 weeks

Edgewood’s approach to trauma and PTSD treatment

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

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to assist in developing helpful thought patterns and healthy behaviours in recovery.
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) for developing the skills needed to manage emotions and relationships, practice mindfulness, and survive crises.
  • Art therapy to facilitate self-exploration and understand thoughts and feelings that may otherwise be difficult to express.
  • Individual psychotherapy for an empathetic and safe space to discuss personal recovery concerns and develop treatment goals.
  • Group therapy to provide opportunities for peer support and professionally guided emotional processing.
  • Psychoeducational sessions to help you understand yourself and the nature of trauma.
  • Mindfulness and physical exercise for creating healthy, lasting habits.
  • Medication assistance therapy, if indicated, for stabilizing the system and creating space to confront underlying issues.


A Day at Edgewood Inpatient Centre

The recovery journey at Edgewood takes a holistic approach, offering support and guidance in every aspect of a patient’s life needed to foster growth and healing. While no two stays at our Nanaimo treatment centre are the same, here is what a typical day might look like in our Trauma and Psychological Injury Program for Military, Veterans, and First Responders.


Before attending an educational lecture about distress tolerance in our Ferguson Building, 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 to talk through the workplace experiences that led to your PTSD.



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.

About Edgewood, an EHN Canada Network facility

Edgewood Treatment Centre offers some of B.C.’s best PTSD treatment programs, using evidence-based treatments to guide trauma recoveries for almost three decades. Edgewood’s naturally beautiful Nanaimo setting, nestled amidst the serene east coast of Vancouver Island, offers an ideal environment for peace and healing.

Related Programs

Many people who struggle with trauma also face concurrent mental health challenges. EHN Canada offers a number of recovery programs – both online and in-person in Nanaimo and our other facilities across the country.