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Trauma Informed Care

Those who experience trauma in their life may be less likely to seek medical care because of anxiety or an inability to trust. At Sync Health, Angelia Trujillo, WHNP, specializes in trauma-informed care services that take your history of trauma into account, so you can feel more confident in making decisions about your health. Angelia takes a compassionate, gentle approach to meeting your health care needs to help you reach your overall wellness goals. Call the office in Anchorage, Alaska, to learn more about the benefits of trauma-informed care or book an appointment online today.

Trauma Informed Care Q & A

What is trauma-informed care?

Trauma-informed care (TIC) takes a patient-centered approach to health care that assumes a person is more likely than not to have a history of trauma. This acknowledgment plays a vital role in a patient’s medical care and ability to overcome health-related challenges trauma can cause.

At Sync Health, Angelia focuses on what happened to you rather than what’s wrong with you, so she can get a clearer understanding of your health needs. Taking a trauma-informed approach also helps her recognize and address past or present physical or sexual trauma that negatively affects your life and long-term health.

Trauma-informed care also lowers your risk for retraumatization, which can trigger negative feelings or reactions that affect you physically, mentally, and emotionally.

What are the goals of trauma-informed care?

The trauma-informed care services available at Sync Health follow several core principles, including:


The priority of the available trauma-informed care services is the physical and psychological safety of each individual.


To build trust, Angelia values transparency when helping people make decisions about their health and medical care.


Angelia collaborates with each patient, so they can make the best health care decisions and enhance the outcome of patient care.


The resources available at Sync Health help validate and strengthen an individual’s resilience and ability to heal from trauma.

Angelia also delivers the highest standard of inclusive medical care regardless of ethnicity, race, age, or sexual orientation and recognizes the associated traumas of stereotypes and biases.

What are the benefits of trauma-informed care?

The trauma-informed care services available at Sync Health offer many benefits for both individual patients and the medical staff.

The empathetic approach that Angelia takes helps those who may resist medical care get the treatment they need to prevent health complications.

If you’re facing the challenges of past trauma, trauma-informed care can help you build a trusting relationship with medical staff. Angelia also encourages you to participate more fully in decisions about your health to help you achieve more positive, long-term health outcomes.

To learn more about the benefits of trauma-informed care, call Sync Health or book an appointment online today.